Below is a list of the 5 greatest video game consoles ever to grace the comforts of my large hands:
The Gamecubehas games like Smash Bro, RE4, Wind Waker and some other titles that just stuck out to me as having that feeling of fulfillment and joy that can only be obtained by playing a Nintendo system. I remember when the Gamecube came out my friend and I went quickly home where we sat on the floor and opened the system we so anxiously awaited and popped in the first game. It was a fun experience, but it wasnt until Smash came out that the system truly gained its legs. Then a plethora of other fun Nintendo titles graced the market as well.
The Xbox was my true first forray into immersion of the great console war of the time (PS2, Xbox, Gamecube) and became my #1 pic of those three consoles due to several things; Xbox Live, the games, and the feelings I had when playing these games. The PS2 had some good games (GTASeries reinvented)but nothing I could really get to excited about, and the Gamecube also had its share of gems (Wind Waker, Smash Bro, RE4) , but the Xbox had the likes of Halo where I would host/go to LAN that had moments that you cannot recreate. Also online games like Splintercell Chaos Theory where it was my first true stealth online experience, and of course you cannot forget about Halo 2 which I invested well over 1000 hours into. And also games like Brute Force where ragdoll was introduced along with a 4 player coop that was top notch. A lot of good times with this little (big) machine
3.) Nintendo 64
Nintendo 64 marked a grand day for me, I remember the first time I saw it in action at my friends house playing Mario 64 and after that day i had to get one. It was such a great experience playing all these immersive games that were just so fun and again bring the player to this happy unexplainable place that only some games can pull off (Mario 64, Pokemon Snap, Golden Eye). Titles like Mario 64 were ground breaking and deserve a spot in a hall of fame for the innovations and completeness they brought to the table. And who can forget the original Super Smash Bro that just knocked everyone off there chairs because of how good it was. This system brought so much quality and greatness, I mean who can forget playing Conkers Bad Fur Day! It was an amazing game! Oh and Perfect Dark, good god!
2.) Sega Dreamcast
This system was an incedible time for me, so many good memories and the first game that actually made me cry, not for the games story so much as the game ending in general, and that game is Shenmue. But besides that this system offered an amazing Sonic game, Sonic Adventures which was just such a good game! There is no describing the feeling of playing that game! Other games like RE Code Veronica, Crazy Taxi, Toy Commander, and so many others just made this console an amazing time. And of course no one can forget Power Stone 1 + 2 which were just such amazing games, and truly set the console apart from the competition at the time. But alas this consoles life cycle was short lived, only to 2001 due to lack of sales and the introdction of PS2, Gamecube, and Xbox. Too bad what an amazing console.
1.) Xbox 360
The Xbox 360 tops my chart as being the best console made thus far due to several key things; Xbox Live, Games, Features, exclusivity, updating capabilities, ease of use, and best of all introducing Bioshock(My Favorite game of all time) to the markets first. This system just has it all and doesnt hold back when it comes to any features. It is a gamers one stop shop for all entertainment purposes, I mean who doesnt love Netflix on demand service. And no other gaming platform has touched the Xbox 360's online component, when it comes to competitive, social, or just fun online gaming the 360 beats all others done to the ground. I have made so many friends through Xbox live who I have never met but through this medium I have become close friends with these people. And the games for this console are just incredible, I have never put so many hours into a gaming console before and I know my gamer score can back that up pretty well (Gamerscore another reason the 360 has been so addicting).
Of course this countdown is a matter of opinioun, but I would say these consoles have struck a chord in many gamers pixelated hearts that it is hard to deny at least one of these consoles has made it into all gamers countdowns somewhere.
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