Re: Top 5 Gaming series
1.) Mario <-- If that's not on your list then you're a fake videogamer. One, two and 3 are all incredible, and changed videogames (okay well 2 wasn't really a Mario game, but it's still a lot of fun). Super Mario World was a lot of fun. Mario 64 I didn't care for, but was maybe the first true 3D game. I hear Galaxy is good too.
2.) Zelda <-- 2nd one isn't quite as fun as the rest. But the original, Link to the Past and Ocarina of Time are all insanely, amazingly good (all three are recurring favourites in the "best game of all-time" lists). Haven't played Twilight Princess. Majora's Mask seemed like Ocarina over again...kind of a rip-off.
That was the easy part...hmm...
3.) Mega Man <-- Currently replaying the first one online. The 2nd and 3rd are absolutely perfect. Probably played 4, 5, and X but I can't recall at the moment.
4.) Final Fantasy <-- Haven't played anything after the Super Nintendo, but when I think RPG I think of Final Fantasy (and the first Phantasy Star for the Sega Master System...remember that one?).
5.) Madden <-- Don't forget sports games! Thought of adding those great Genesis NHL games...but I think they were only good back in '93 and '94 or so. I also enjoy FIFA soccer, even though I keep reading about how superior Winning 11 is. Any Madden game is fun.
Standard old school Nintendo fare.
I flirted with the idea of putting Pac-Man on the list. But in my mind, Ms. Pac-Man basically is the franchise. Castlevania would make my list except I haven't played much of the series apart from the first few NES ones, and I recently saw Castlevania II on a list of "bad games you remember enjoying", which gives me pause. Metroid only has those first two games before the 3-D FPS I haven't played...so not really a franchise to me.
Only newer series I'd consider is Grand Theft Auto. I've only played Vice City but it was great. I'm sure I'd love the rest.
Some others I read others put, King's Quest and Civilization were both really great PC series that ate up a lot of my time. I played...I think the original Monkey Island a few years ago. It was pretty funny but I didn't get too far.
Last edited by MontyCircus; 6th March 2009 at 12:14 PM.