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October 16, 2006
Update 2008: The Wii; Apollo Justice - Kristoph being the murderer; Soul Calibur IV feat. Star Wars!
Have you ever been surprised by something a video game has to offer? This interactive form of media has played host to a whole lot of generic, even-paced fun. But now and again, it is nice (and sometimes not so nice) to experience something totally unexpected, out of the blue, that it will send you an instant adrenaline rush while sitting on your couch. These are my top picks for surprises, shocks and spills in Video Gaming history - excluding game-breaking glitches of course!
10:Insane jump in difficulty level - Trauma Center: Under the Knife (DS)
October 11, 2006
Update 2008: Contra: Hard Corps; Apollo Justice; Space Megaforce; Project: Snowblind
First impressions last. For every video game, this holds especially true for me. Being a veteran gamer for 15 years now, I have been exposed to many quality titles, and for some of them, the opening level shows some of the most inspiring moments ever. After playing for the first few minutes you begin to salivate, your hunger intensifies, and you feel compelled continue on to the meat of the game. These games hook you in right from the start. But enough talk, here are my top 10 intro levels, have at you.
10:Space Pirate Frigate - Metroid Prime (GC)
October 03, 2006
Reason for rejection: "Too narrow"
In commemoration of the upcoming release of Portrait of Ruin, the 20th original episode in the long-running Castlevania series, I present to you what may be the first of many tributes to this great legacy. Over the past 20 years we have been exposed to the tales of many a hero/heroine versus the persistent Dracula and his minions. Good always triumphed over evil in the end, and so here I pay my respects to the best of the best. The Belmonts are arguably the toughest bunch of trained killers, but they haven't always been there to lead the way. These are my top 10 Castlevania protagonists.
10:Akumajo Dracula X: Chi no Rondo (TCD)
August 10, 2006
Reason for rejection: "Too narrow"
Update 2008: PoR and Bloodlines
The battle against Dracula and his minions has lasted 20 years now. With over 20 games, spanning 10+ game systems, the Castlevania series (known as Akumajou Dracula/Demon Castle Dracula in Japan) does not look to be letting up anytime soon; now more than ever before, the fanbase is incredibly solid. This list will briefly document what I deem to be the top 10 titles of this illustrious line of action games, which have over time evolved to include some RPG elements and more exploration-based gameplay.
10:Castlevania: Curse of Darkness (PS2)
Because GameFAQs is so damn picky when it comes down to Top 10 lists, I'm gonna post up all the ones I have written to date over here on my HG blog.
Some of them have already been spruced up and turned into full features over at Thunderboltgames and some other website that I've forgotten the name of.
Feel free to send me an email to praise/flame me for my additions/omissions. If I reply it means I'm in gamer mode; if not, I'm probably taking a break - which happens randomly depending on life circumstances.
Oh yeah, I'll add in GameFAQs reasons for rejection with every list that was rejected, too. Honestly, I use that site as a tool =)