10. Broken Age
About the game: Broken Age is a family friendly, hand-animated, puzzle-filled adventure game with an all-star cast, including Elijah Wood, Jack Black and Masasa Moyo. Funded by a record breaking crowdfunding campaign and designed by industry legend Tim Schafer, Broken Age is a timeless coming-of-age story of barfing trees and talking spoons.
Vella Tartine and Shay Volta are two teenagers in strangely similar situations, but radically different worlds. The player can freely switch between their stories, helping them take control of their own lives, and dealing with the unexpected adventures that follow.
Reasons to play this game: If you were into point-and-click adventure games like I was as a child, you will definitely enjoy this game. While playing Broken Age, I felt such a rush of nostalgia, which made the experience even more enjoyable. It's a cute, family friendly game full of whimsy and quirky characters. And Elijah Wood also voices one of the main characters. You should definitely check this game out.
9. Until Dawn
About the game: Eight friends trapped together on a remote mountain retreat, and they aren't alone. Gripped by dread, with tensions running high, they must fight through their fear if they all hope to make through the night in one piece. Play as each of the eight characters and experience fear like you never have before. Every decision you make in your terrifying search for answers could mean the difference between life and death, but for whom? Your actions alone will decide who survives Until Dawn.
Reasons to play this game: If you want to immerse yourself into a game that plays out like a horror movie and where every decision you make could kill one of the characters, you should play this. The visuals, choice mechanics, and horror elements were so enjoyable. I would suggest borrowing it from a friend though. I only played the game once since it came out, got the best ending on my first playthrough with no help, and haven't touched it since.
8. Super Mario Maker
About the game: Super Mario Maker is a game creation and publishing tool and video game, which allows players to create their own levels from the Super Mario series using the Wii U GamePad, and then publish those levels to the Internet. Players can base their levels on the gameplay and visual style of Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, and New Super Mario Bros. U, with their corresponding styles of physics, gameplay mechanics, and enemy behavior. Some elements are limited to specific game styles while others can be added to game styles that previously did not have them in the original game, such as Boos in Super Mario Bros.
Reasons to play this game: While I may not own WiiU, I loved seeing the worlds and levels people created in Super Mario Maker. And I loved watching people rage quit while playing through the most dickish levels others created. For those reasons alone, I placed this game on the list.
7. Mortal Kombat X
About the game:Click for complete overview, including plot. Warning: Spoilers for the main story line.
Reasons to play this game: If you love Mortal Kombat or fighting games in general. I enjoyed a lot of the new game elements as well as the new characters.
About the game: Bloodborne follows the player character, the Hunter, through the fictional decrepit Gothic city of Yharnam, whose inhabitants have been afflicted with an abnormal blood-borne disease. Upon mysteriously awakening in Yharnam during the night of "The Hunt", the Hunter seeks out something known only as "Paleblood" for reasons unknown. The Hunter begins to unravel Yharnam's intriguing mysteries while hunting down its many terrifying beasts. Eventually, the Hunter's objective is to locate and terminate the source of the plague, and escape the nightmare to return to the 'real world', known as the "Waking World".
The game is played from a third-person perspective, players control a fully customizable protagonist, and gameplay is focused on weapons-based combat and exploration. Players battle beastly and varied enemies, including bosses, using items such as swords and firearms, and journey through the story, exploring the game's different locations, interacting with non-player characters, collecting key items involved in the story, and discovering and unraveling the world's many mysteries. Another trait of the game is its notorious difficulty, like the Dark Souls series, also by Miyazaki, with some gaming publications calling it "brutal", while others said it was "difficult, but fair".
Reasons to play this game: I don't own this game, but I've watched numerous Let's Plays of this on Youtube and it looks a little bit too intense for me. I enjoy horror games, but I prefer to watch others play them. If you love challenging games or dark gothic atmospheres, then this is your game.
5. Fallout 4
About the game: The new installment of the Fallout series. Fallout 4 is set in a post-apocalyptic Boston in the year 2287, 210 years after a devastating nuclear war, in which the player character emerges from an underground bunker known as a Vault. Gameplay is similar to Fallout 3. The player completes various quests and acquires experience points to level up their character. With first- and third-person perspectives available, players can explore Fallout 4 's open world setting at will, allowing nonlinear gameplay. Companions can accompany the player on their voyages to assist them in battles and help with scavenging. Players have the ability to construct and deconstruct buildings and items, and use them to build a settlement, which can attract and be inhabited by non-playable characters.
Reasons to play this game: This is my first introduction into this series and I have to say I enjoy it quite a lot. I'm more fond of the main story line and settlement building, but I still love the game.
4. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
About the game: Played in a third-person perspective, players control protagonist Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter known as a witcher, who sets out on a long journey through the Northern Kingdoms. In the game, players battle against the world's many dangers using swords and magic, while interacting with non-player characters and completing side quests and main missions to progress through the story.
Reasons to play this game: If you're a fan of The Witcher series. I just started watching a Let's Play of this game not too long ago, but I already love it even though I haven't played the previous games.
About the game: In Undertale, the player controls a human child as they navigate the fictional Underground: a large, secluded region underneath the surface of the Earth. The inhabitants of the Underground are called "monsters", a diverse and intelligent group who have been banished from the surface following a war with humanity. The child interacts with many monsters on their quest to return to the surface, with the player making decisions on whether to kill or befriend them. These choices affect the outcome of the game to a large degree, with the dialogue and story outcome changing based on their decisions.
Reasons to play this game: A throwback to RPGs of yesteryear with an unique battle system and an interesting contrast of witty humor and a dark story line. It might not be for everyone, but this game will break your heart if it is for you.
2. Life Is Strange
About the game: The game's plot focuses on Maxine Caulfield, a photography student who discovers that she has the ability to rewind time at any moment, leading her every choice to enact the butterfly effect. After having foreseen an approaching storm, Max must take on the responsibility to prevent it from destroying her town. The player's actions will adjust the narrative as it unfolds, and reshape it once allowed to travel back in time. Fetch quests and making environmental changes represent the forms of puzzle solving in addition to using branching choices for conversation.
Reasons to play this game: I know a lot of you are gonna say this doesn't deserve to be on the list, but yeah, get over it. The reason it's number 2 is because I loved the game, even with the shitty ending. The characters themselves made me put it here. I loved almost every character except that one asshole. And I loved especially because of the main ship, which is canon and I don't care what you say.
1. Tales from the Borderlands
About the game: Tales from the Borderlands is an episodic point-and-click graphic adventure comedy video game similar to Telltale's other games. It was released in five episodes. The player is able to move their player-character around the world's environment, interacting with objects and initiating conversation trees with non-player characters. Choices made by the player have an impact on story elements in future episodes. The game also includes some degree of the shooter elements, featured in the Borderlands series, particularly the procedurally-generated guns and loot generation.
Reasons to play this game: Currently in the process of watching a Let's Play because I'm currently broke. I put this here mostly because I wanted to appease the people who are gonna shit on me for putting Life is Strange so high.
Source(s): Me & My Opinions, Wikipedia, Google, Steam
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