Games more Good Than Old34votes I like it
SeraphimBlade says: Hands down the best story-driven RPG of its generation. Excellent writing, morally ambiguous choices, gorgeous visuals, and combat that rewards patience and preparation as much as skill.
SeraphimBlade says: It's Bioware at their peak, righting the karmic injustice that was the Star Wars prequels. If you don't own this, you're wrong.
SeraphimBlade says: Inception meets Banjo-Kazooie. Nuff said.
SeraphimBlade says: Quite possibly the best party-based WRPG since the Infinity Engine went out of style. Don't expect an amazing story, but expect great just about everything else, and RPing two characters at once is weirdly awesome
SeraphimBlade says: One of the most intriguing and suspenseful plots in gaming, from the studio that brought you Max Payne. Not really a horror game, but packs great atmosphere and thrills.
SeraphimBlade says: Ever think "Silent Hill 2 was really good, but couldn't I be MORE traumatized?" Or "The Cat Lady was really good, but what the HELL was up with that guy in chapter 6?" Downfall's got you covered. (play this before TCL, seriously)
SeraphimBlade says: This horror point-and-click has a lot more going for it than visuals. The production seems a little cheap in places, and the puzzles aren't great, but I think the story is one of the best in the medium.
SeraphimBlade says: Ever hear the term "emergent narrative? " This sci-fi rogue-like is pretty much built around that. It's complex, but accessible and addicting as all hell. And don't be ashamed of playing on easy.
SeraphimBlade says: A bizarre and brutal crime spree where it's not uncommon to die more than four times a minute. Like Dark Souls, Contra and GTA got together and did a ton of meth and ecstasy.
SeraphimBlade says: Okay, so the sequel blew it out of the water, not unlike Baldur's Gate, but this is still worth your time. It's a better introduction to the universe than Assassins of Kings, and you can carry decisions over to AoK and eventually The Wild Hunt.
SeraphimBlade says: This game is so good it makes me kind of angry. It isn't a guilt trip, like, say, Spec Ops: The Line, but it will definitely make you question your values of security, freedom and privacy. And even without the themes, you have satisfying gameplay
SeraphimBlade says: A great little detective serial about a medium and her ghostly partner who seek out lingering spirits to help them move on.They have a great relationship, and the writing pulls off genuine drama as well as fun, snarky banter.
SeraphimBlade says: And, yes: it sticks the landing.
SeraphimBlade says: A game that tries a lot and... actually succeeds at almost all of it. Except getting a sequel made :( The story isn't quite as deep as the title would imply (morality is pretty straightforward actually) but it's a unique one with great character(s)
SeraphimBlade says: A downright bizarre horror game, in the nearly-copyright-infringing style of Twin Peaks. At first glance, it's "so-bad-it's-good," but it's so endearingly strange as to be genuinely enjoyable.
SeraphimBlade says: Best 2D stealth game ever? Wouldn't be a stretch. Great visuals, kickass ninja powers and a ton of replayability.
SeraphimBlade says: Perhaps the bleakest fantasy game ever written, set in a world where the gods are dead and people aren't doing much better. Weighty choices with tangible consequence, a TBS battle system like a more grounded Disgaea, and gorgeous animation.
SeraphimBlade says: Rayman gets back to his roots with a platformer that's on par with any recent Mario game. (BTW, you can't get it here, but its sequel, Legends, is the single best platformer I've played in a decade. And it includes all of Origins' levels, so...)
SeraphimBlade says: All the fun of classic platformers (mostly Mega Man) with... minimum fuss. Often challenging, but rarely unfair, with an authentic NES feel, fun sense of humor, simple but well-told story, and just plain great game design.
SeraphimBlade says: Wonder what "Sid Meier's Pirates!" would be like with horses? Wonder no more! (Warband is the "definitive" version of M&B with more features, assets, and polish, and well worth the extra $$$ over the vanilla version)
SeraphimBlade says: It isn't without issues (some technical, some narrative) but it's the closest this gamer has seen to a truly interactive, believable, nonlinear story and that's well worth experiencing. (Parts 2 and 3 still to come, but you only pay for part 1)
SeraphimBlade says: For your less-interactive, way-less-believable, more-linear, but still enjoyable stories, (if not always for the right reasons) you can always count on Quantic Dream. First act is great, second act is weird, third act is balls-out crazy.
SeraphimBlade says: The world's first and foremost claymated existential dread simulator. Great puzzles and the type of heavy, philosophical sci-fi plot that will stick with you long after you reach the end. "It's life, Jim, but not as we know it."
SeraphimBlade says: You can safely skip the "just pretty good" Shadowrun Returns and jump straight into this great stand-alone adventure with well-crafted missions, badass allies, and more of a Mass Effect 2-style campaign. And none of that autosave drek this time.
SeraphimBlade says: A beautiful action RPG with sexy, sexy narration.
SeraphimBlade says: Okay, so the puzzles might not quite scratch some people's old-school point-and-click itch, but it's a feast for the eyes and ears with a great story, hilarious dialogue and STILL NO SECOND HALF GET ON IT SCHAFER. (I love you though)
SeraphimBlade says: Remember the RTS bits in Brutal Legend? What if those didn't suck, and you had story breaks between skirmishes that crossed Mass Effect with Crusader Kings? And you were a dragon? With a damn jetpack? You'd have Dragon Commander.
SeraphimBlade says: One of the smarter sci-fi plots around with great, diverse characters. It gets a little cartoony with some puzzles but the drama of the story isn't lost at all. It's unique mechanic, using memory like inventory works very well too.
SeraphimBlade says: What Duke Nukem Forever should have been. A proper update to an arguable classic that cuts back a bit on offensive material (racism) but not on fun (dick jokes). Still has an old-school feel to it despite the modern presentation, akin to Painkiller.
SeraphimBlade says: If there's such a thing as "interactive poetry" this is it. A surreal slice of Americana with interesting characters, a good sense of humor and wonderful atmosphere. (The game is NOT complete yet with two of the five acts still to come.)
SeraphimBlade says: A fun and pretty Metroidvania with a great story. The obligatory mascot character can get a little grating, but it's a more mature story than first appears. If you enjoy cartoons like Avatar, it's a good buy.
SeraphimBlade says: Ok, so I may have a crush on Wadjet Eye. This is a post-apocalypse adventure game where only robots remain on Earth, and now have their own government, culture and even religion. Think a more dramatic (but sometimes just as funny) Fallout.
SeraphimBlade says: A very imaginative and atmospheric adventure game with a bit of supernatural detective work. It compares itself to Lovecraft but it's a bit more Stephen King, and that's cool too. Clocks in around 4 hours; great way to spend a spooky evening.
SeraphimBlade says: It's like if the gypsy from Ultima was a sadist. Batman Arkham-esque combat framed by a rogue-like RPG depicted by fortune-telling cards. Light on narrative, heavy on atmosphere. Definitely for gamers willing to use their imagination.
SeraphimBlade says: This low-fi survival sim takes exactly none of your crap. That lone dog? It'll eat your face. That plastic bag? It's your new best friend. Pants? Get looking. That thing forming out of the shad- OH JESUS RUN
SeraphimBlade says: Diablo III let you down? Let this indie dungeon crawler give you your loot fix. (Also D3's kinda made a comeback since I wrote this)
SeraphimBlade says: I don't like to toss around terms like "hardcore" but that may be the only word for this dungeon crawler that harkens back to games like Ultima Underworld.
SeraphimBlade says: Great story-telling in a unique dystopian stealth adventure. An all-star voice cast and great presentation, considering it began life as a smartphone game. (3 of 5 parts out so far. You pay for all 5.)
SeraphimBlade says: This title has the look and structure of a smartphone game, but it's quite addicting and rewarding. There's nothing with an atmosphere quite like it and you'll probably revisit it more times than you think. Perfect for daily, 5-minute bursts.
SeraphimBlade says: Another "smartphoney" game, but with legitimate fun and challenge. Think WW2-themed Asteroids but with gravity and a customizable plane. Badass theme song too.
SeraphimBlade says: Like "To The Moon" or "Dear Esther" but want more "actual gameplay?" Ether One has a cool sci-fi setup, great atmosphere and *gasp* actual puzzles!
SeraphimBlade says: You: "But this game IS old!" Me: "Yes, and it's still more good than it is old!" This concludes the smartass entry for arguably still the best RPG ever made.
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