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#1 Edited by rigbybot127 (149 posts) -

Took all day to make, but my love for Family Guy got me through the stress. I grew up with Family Guy. It offers some of my fondest childhood memories, and I could never begin to repay it for that. I couldn't not do something to celebrate its amazing 15 years on air. I could've settled for a top 10 list, but I didn't. Here's my top 50 favorite episodes of Family Guy. Happy 15th anniversary, FG!

#50. Christmas Guy (Season 12)

#49. Bango Was His Name, Oh! (Season 4, second part of the made-for-TV movie)

#48. Not All Dogs Go to Heaven (Season 7)

#47. Back to the Woods (Season 6)

#46. German Guy (Season 9)

#45. Brian's Play (Season 11)

#44. Dog Gone (Season 8)

#43. Dammit Janet! (Season 2)

#42. Excellence in Broadcasting (Season 9)

#41. Da Boom (Season 2)

#40. The Splendid Source (Season 8)

#39. No Meals on Wheels (Season 5)

#38. Airport '07 (Season 5)

#37. Brian Goes Back to College (Season 4)

#36. Road to Europe (Season 3)

#35. And Then There Were Fewer (Season 9 premiere; hour-long episode)

#34. 8 Simple Rules For Buying My Teenage Daughter (Season 4)

#33. North By North Quahog (Season 4)

#32. Lethal Weapons (Season 3)

#31. Death is a Bitch (Season 2; also known simply as "Death")

#30. Holy Crap (Season 2)

#29. Brian in Love (Season 2)

#28. And the Wiener is... (Season 3)

#27. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Fonz (Season 4)

#26. Into Fat Air (Season 11)

#25. Chick Cancer (Season 5)

#24. The King is Dead (Season 2)

#23. Peter, Peter, Caviar Eater (Season 2)

#22. Peter Griffin: Husband, Father...Brother? (Season 3)

#21. Road to the North Pole (Season 9; hour-long episode)

#20. Blue Harvest (Season 6 premiere; first hour-long Star Wars homage/parody)

#19. Saving Private Brian (Season 5)

#18. Forget-Me-Not (Season 10)

#17. Friends of Peter G. (Season 9)

#16. From Method to Madness (Season 3)

#15. I Never Met the Dead Man (Season 1)

#14. Mind Over Murder (Season 1)

#13. Brian and Stewie (Season 8; be sure to watch the one with the hour-long runtime, not the butchered syndicated version. The butchered version is available on Netflix, while the good one is on Hulu)

#12. The Courtship of Stewie's Father (Season 5)

#11. Stewie Loves Lois (Season 5)

#10. The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire (Season 4)

#9. Meet the Quagmires (Season 5)

#8. The Son Also Draws (Season 1)

#7. Something, Something, Something, Darkside (Season 8; second hour-long Star Wars homage)

#6. Brian Sings and Swings (Season 4)

#5. Brian: Portrait of a Dog (Season 1)

#4. Play It Again, Brian (Season 6)

#3. Brian Wallows and Peter's Swallows (Season 3)

#2. Road to Rhode Island (Season 2)

#1. Chitty Chitty Death Bang (Season 1)

#2 Posted by rigbybot127 (149 posts) -

Allow me to showcase my top 10 favorite songs of 2013. List yours below.

#10. Counting Stars - OneRepublic

#9. Team - Lorde

#8. Holy Grail - Jay Z (featuring Justin Timberlake)

#7. Demons - Imagine Dragons

#6. Love Somebody - Maroon 5

#5. I Need Your Love - Calvin Harris (performed by Ellie Goulding)

#4. Still Into You - Paramore

#3. Right There - Ariana Grande

#2. Home Again - Elton John

#1. Get Lucky - Daft Punk

Honorable mentions include Applause by Lady Gaga and Here's to Never Growing Up by Avril Lavigne.

So, yeah, Song of the Year is Get Lucky by Daft Punk. How 'bout you guys?

#3 Edited by rigbybot127 (149 posts) -

Been thinking long and hard about this; here goes; my GOTYs, and their runner-ups:

2000: Jet Set Radio

2001: Grand Theft Auto III (Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty)

2002: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Animal Crossing)

2003: Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando

2004: Half-Life 2 (Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Katamari Damacy)

2005: Resident Evil 4 (Shadow of the Colossus)

2006: Gears of War (The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)

2007: Bioshock (Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction)

2008: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Grand Theft Auto IV)

2009: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

2010: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

2011: Portal 2 (Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, L.A. Noire)

2012: Journey (The Walking Dead, Max Payne 3)

2013: Bioshock Infinite (Tomb Raider, Rayman Legends, Grand Theft Auto V)

#5 Posted by rigbybot127 (149 posts) -

If it's Uncharted 4.

#6 Edited by rigbybot127 (149 posts) -

After replaying The Last of Us, I no longer think it's a masterpiece, and I don't think it deserves GOTY. Its story is pretty good in the second half, but it drags on, and on, AND ON in the first half; while the gameplay isn't anywhere near as good as I thought at first, with flawed AI and controls. Still like the game, and think it has some excellent performances in Joel and Ellie, but it doesn't deserve GOTY. One more thing I don't like about it is the cutscenes. While usually done well enough, they are incredibly abrupt, abundant, and really pulled me out of the action the second time through; and yes, this is coming from a guy who loves Metal Gear. They don't flow with the action like Uncharted or Max Payne 3, but instead rip you out of it. My score has gone from a 10 to an 8.

After replaying Bioshock Infinite, however, not only is it much better than TLoU, it's very close to GTA V in the running for my GOTY. The story, atmosphere, writing, scripting, and gameplay are both suddenly incredible, fe things I didn't appreciate the first time; allowing the gameplay and narrative to work in tangent, and not pulling you out with tons of cutscenes, but instead allowing you to live the story! The graphics and sound are just as good as before, if not better, since I've had time to reflect and appreciate, and the ending stretch is still just as chilling and provocative. My score has gone from an 8.5 to a 9.5.

Everything great I've said about GTA V still stands, so it gets to keep its 10.

#7 Posted by rigbybot127 (149 posts) -

May check 'em out, but I prefer to play these masterpieces, not watch them.

#8 Posted by rigbybot127 (149 posts) -

@Lulu_Lulu: Nobody puts this much work into theirs, do they?

#9 Edited by rigbybot127 (149 posts) -

Say what you want about how great past console generations were, but this is the gen where gaming finally pushed past its novel premise, and became an art-form of its own. The games featured below are this generation's watermarks, saying a great deal of the viability of video gaming as a medium; masterpieces that could only work as the video games they so humbly know they are.

#10. The Last of Us

A watermark moment in mature, emotional video game storytelling, and a finely polished gameplay stealth/action experience. The bond that grew from my father/daughter relationship with Ellie, as I kept her safe through this ravaged world of sin and depravity, is something that gaming has given me that I hope I never take for granted.

#9. The Walking Dead: A Telltale Game

Not quite as polished as The Last of Us, but the story is even more gripping and characters better-written. It's episodic release system was perhaps what made it most special, keeping us gripped throughout the year; paving way for more and more devs to go down this route.

#8. Rayman Legends

A gorgeous cavalcade of pristine art direction and platforming perfection, absolutely loaded with content, and all of this can be tackled with up to three friends.

#7. Bioshock

Fresh of the heels of Metal Gear Solid 2's mindfuckery, Bioshock paves the way for post-modernism and artistic, political storytelling, told almost entirely through the environment, and by God, what an environment that was! Rapture remains one the single most atmospheric, and well-designed gamespaces ever; ripe with small details that could be used for environmental combat, as well as hidden areas savvy players could access with their plasmids.

#6. Journey

Short, but oh so sweet, emotionally-resonant indie game, that thoroughly crosses out the line between video games and art, as well as the single most creative use of multiplayer elements since Gauntlet Legends.

#5. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Described by many as "the reason we play video games", that couldn't be closer to the truth, as Uncharted 3 is the epitome of fun. It's writing, gameplay, imaginative setpieces, and supreme audio-visual presentation all form together to create something truly magnificent.

#4. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Basically everything I mentioned above, but far better. So far featuring unprecedented pacing for a video game, or anything in any media.

#3. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Flawless. Absolutely flawless. An achievement in technological prowess, featuring top-notch presentation, dramatically-absurd writing, incredible nostalgia-striking set-pieces, and unsurpassed stealth gameplay. The end of gaming's greatest saga, it pays off in spades, and manages to be even better than could ever have been anticipated.

#2. Grand Theft Auto V

Dan Houser's latest sinful, satirical masterpiece is also his finest ever, and a true feat in crime storytelling and open-world game design. Groundbreaking for introducing 3 playable protagonists seamlessly into open-world gameplay, and using it to the narrative's strength. The narrative features unprecedented writing for both open-world games and crime fiction in general; instilling Dan Houser as gaming's Quentin Tarantino, who manages to write a story in an open-world game, where every mission feels essential, intuitive, creative, and devoid of filler. Jampack this atmosperhic, living, breathing, damn-near photorealistic gamespace of Los Santos with hours upon hours of polished side-content, and you've got a true masterpiece.

#1. Portal 2

Remaining the most gripping, atmospheric, and intuitively fun flash of pure narrative and game design brilliance, Portal 2 seamlessly makes gameplay the story, and vice-versa. Never taking away control from the player, and allowing you to make your way through the incredibly compelling, side-splitting narrative that blankets Portal 2's surreal puzzle-solving gameplay. Valve has managed to create something truly magnificent out of what could have been a novel puzzle game, and with that not only the best game of this gen, but easily the best video game I have ever played. A taste of the brilliance yet to come in this wonderful medium of ours, as it matures, and leaves its "child plaything" labeling in the dust.

Share with us below what you consider the extreme watermark moments of this gen.

#10 Edited by rigbybot127 (149 posts) -

@Mozelleple112: You're absolutely right. MGS4 is completely flawless in every way. The two only other games on that list that are perfect are Portal 2 and Journey.