I see a lot of Zeldas. Then I see a lot of unusual choices (Ninja Town? I mean... really? I'm not a tower defense fan, but I freaking loved that game. I thought no one bought it.)
For me though, I guess it'd be:
5 Flashback/Full Throttle:
I'm sorry to break the rules, but these are nostalgic(ly?) my two favorite games. While Flashback is a platformer akin to the old Prince of Persia, it's actually a very stiff game, and even fighting is more about placement and timing than skill, which is why I can put it side by side with a point and click adventure like Full Throttle. Both are games I used to play with my dad, and my love of them might explain my love of more cinematic games today. Even though I've played both of them tens of times, I can still go back and play them again, no problem. Well, I might turn on the save states for Flashback...
4 Street Fighter III Third Strike:
The only fighting games I used to play were Super Smash Brothers, some Naruto fighters, and MvC2 in arcades. Street Fighter 4 reintroduced me, and ever since me and my brother started playing it, we can't quit. I later found Third Strike, and after seeing the parry system and characters like Alex, Makoto, and Dudley, I knew I wanted to play it. I'm absolutely terrible at fighters, but every day I get a little bit better, and that makes it all worth it sometimes.
Iji is the first game that really showed me the potential an indie developer had. I think before Iji, it was Pokemon the Evil Inside 2 on RPG Maker, but that game had to be played while keeping in mind it was indie developed. Iji, though, is a solid game. I'd buy it for a console if I could. It is kinda funny though, when I first played it, I found it slightly boring until about level 3 (first boss fight). That was when the story really hooked me into it's well developed universe. All the weapons you could use and the slight RPG elements were just perfect. Add in all the secrets, and I've beaten Iji 20 or so times.
2 No More Heroes 2:
I love Suda51. He makes some of the most ridiculous games out there, and despite their low polish, I still have fun with them. The second NMHs actually removed a lot of things I loved about the original... but it's definitely a lot more fun to play. Is it sad that when I play this, I actually grab the wii-mote with both hands and swing it like there's no tomorrow? It is pretty pathetic to watch, but it's a better workout than DDR.
1 Resident Evil 4:
I just didn't like RE5, although it was fun with a friend. RE4 really introduced me into the survival horror genre, and coupled with my terrible game skill, made it one of the most terrifying and thrilling games I've ever played. The level design is just about perfect, and despite the overpowered weapons you still got wiped because you had to reload at the wrong time. It's sadly lost it's edge nowadays, but I still play it with super weak weapon sets for kicks.
Hmmm.... rather long post, isn't it?
Edited by QuickPatch, 01 July 2012 - 04:10 AM.