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My Top 25 Games of all Time.

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In no specific order, here's my list:

Bioshock Infinite

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Mass Effect

Dark Souls

Fallout 3

Super Mario Bros

GTA:III

GTA: Vice City

Super Mario 64

Dragon Age: Origins

Halo: Combat Evolved

L.A Noire

Max Payne

007 Goldeneye

Halo 3

Tenchu: Stealth Assassins

Super Mario Bros 3

Tomb Raider(Reboot)

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

God of War

The Darkness

Fable 2

Need for Speed 3: Hot Pursuit

Crysis 2

My L.A Noire experience

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So I just finished this game, and I'm going to go ahead and tell you guys that it is one of the best games I've had the privilege of playing. L.A Noire is like nothing I've ever played before, so there's really no game that I can compare it to. I think that's what makes it so special. Sure, you can drive around in an open city like a GTA game, and you can steal cars, but that's not even the point of the game. It's different, it's unique, and it is a game I will never forget.

This game did a fantastic job of making me feel like a real detective. Sure, some of it was kinda boring and a bit repetitive, but being a detective isn't always exciting and glamorous as Hollywood leads us to believe. This game is about the experience, take that as you will. It won't amaze in the gameplay department, but it offers a great new concept, with memorable characters, revolutionary facial animations, great voice acting, and a great story. Having said that, the game gave me some great shootout sequences, and a lot high speed chases, some of it on foot. They all feel really well done, and made me feel like I was in an old movie.

L.A Noire made me think, and required my full attention. Every piece of information and clue is vital to the case that I am trying to solve. I can understand why this might not appeal to a lot of people. The amount of detail the put on this game is off the charts. Los Angeles in the 1940's looks incredible. As a Los Angeles resident myself, I loved driving around my city in an era I have always been intrigued by. This game might not be for everybody, but nobody can deny that it's a game of quality.

Reviews should NOT matter

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We are in an era where reviews play a big part of a games success. Gamers these days rely on other people's opinions, and if it doesn't have the score they think a worthwhile game should have, they don't buy it. I know plenty of people who only buy games if their favorite gaming website gives it a 9 or higher. It's quite pathetic. If it's not the scores, it's the comparisons. People are always comparing games, and each genre has its gem(like Skyrim is now to RPG's, or what COD is to shooters). Every game in that genre will now be compared to that gem, and if it isn't as good or too different, it is completely forgotten by people. This also affects reviews.

Two Worlds II is a good example. It's an open world fantasy RPG. Everyone compares it to the popular Elder Scrolls series. But why? It's a different game, enjoy it for what it is. "But I can only be human, and it doesn't have a 1st person view, and the voice acting sucks, and the combat is clunky". Well, if you weren't focusing on the things that you think ES did better, maybe you would enjoy the freaking game for the great things that it offered! Maybe if you would just stop comparing, you would see that it was a great game in its own right! Like the superb magic system, or the fun Archery leveling system, and the diverse environments that it offers, and the fact that you can drive Boats!! It's a fun game. But to you, Elder Scrolls is better so it's not worth playing it am I right? I'm sorry, but that's not what being a gamer is about.

Am I the only one that enjoys video games without caring for reviews or mainstream popularity? I can enjoy any video game. Heck, I enjoyed the first Two Worlds which is considered one of the worst games by many people. I enjoyed Dantes Inferno even though people laughed at it and trashed it for being a God of War wannabe. I enjoyed Hunted: The Demon's Forge even though it got 5's and 6's. I enjoyed Homefront even though not many people liked it. I know you can enjoy these games too, because those games are fun. But you're brainwashed and blinded by reviews and popular opinions. Reviews should not matter. I dare you to go to Gamestop and buy a game you know nothing about, and play it. Stop living in the mainstream world, and remember Video Games are for fun.