Journey (2012)

9.75 While many of my favorite video games throughout history tell stories that evoke emotional reactions through character development, plot twists, and touching moments, these are all areas in which video games are largely following in the footsteps of other media such as movies and novels which have been around for much longer. But as…

Ratchet and Clank (2002)

8.25 At turn of the century, following the runaway success of Nintendo’s Super Mario 64, the gaming landscape was rife with 3D platformers eager to stand out among their peers. Coming in a couple of years late to the party, Insomniac released Spyro the Dragon for the Playstation in 1998, building off of what had…

Final Fantasy VI (1994)

10 Since great gaming began in earnest with the launch of the NES, there have been many titles ascribed a legendary status. But few receive universal praise. Final Fantasy VI is one of those games. The lineage of Final Fantasy runs deep in my family. From the first moment my brother, my cousin and I…

Mass Effect (2007)

9.75 There are a number of games that have been on my radar for a long time that I just haven’t quite gotten around to. I’m just putting the finishing touches on Red Dead Redemption for the first time, I recently posted my review following my first-time playthrough of Bioshock, I have another review for…

Super Mario Sunshine (2002)

9 Like many of the First Party titles to come out of the Gamecube era, Super Mario Sunshine is an unorthodox take on a Nintendo faithful, full of water, and is a divisive entry among legions of fans. As PeanutButterGamer so eloquently pointed out on his list of the Top 10 Mario games of all…