Thursday, October 17, 2013

Games/Series I Haven't Played, But Want To

Having been gaming for over 20+ years now, there are certain games/series that I either haven't had time to play or simply forgot about in the shuffle of my backlog/current obsessions of the time (I'm looking at you, Final Fantasy VII). Thinking about this the other day inspired me to write down a list of those game/series that I haven't played but still wish to play some day. Away we go...


I know there are only two games in this series, but with fans clamoring every year for a third installment it must be something worthwhile. I was going through a huge “RPG Only” phase when the series was hitting it big so I missed the hype train. Still, I’ve been eyeing The Orange Box for years now and one day I’ll suck it up and just buy the damn thing so I can not only play my first Half-Life game, but also Portal for the first time.

Animal Crossing
The main reason I never played this adorable series is because I haven’t owned a Nintendo console since the N64. I certainly wanted a GameCube when it released, but I was so obsessed with my PS2 at the time and had a ton of games for that system already, I couldn’t justify buying another system. However, the game has such a huge following of fans that it cannot be ignored, and the cutesy homemaker vibe reminds me so much of Harvest Moon (a personal favorite series) that it’s been on my list for quite some time to try.

Metal Gear Solid
This is the series that I’m most disappointed in myself for not playing. Now I have actually played a game in the series, MGS2: Sons of Liberty, but other than that I’ve been watching from the sidelines wondering what it’s like to play. I do own the HD collection for the Xbox 360, so I have the opportunity to rectify this situation, but these games require such a commitment I think I’ll have to actually plan time to play them (maybe even take some vacation time). With MGS5 on the way, I may have to expedite this process a bit so I don’t feel completely left out.

Assassin’s Creed

A month ago this series wouldn’t have been on my list, but after reading some reviews of the previous titles and watching vids for Black Flag, I became a believer in the series. I also wasn’t knowledgeable about the multiplayer portions of the game, but all it took were some Let’s Plays for me to get hyped, and that’s saying a lot as I’m not a huge multiplayer gamer. I honestly don’t have a lot of knowledge about the series except that people who’ve played it absolutely love it. I did recently get Assassin’s Creed 2 for free from XBL Gold, so I could always fire that up….

Mega Man
That are there, like 30 Mega Man games? Seriously, I’ve been gaming for 20+ years and I haven’t played a single game starring the Blue Bomber. I think at the time Mega Man was getting big I was too focused on Mario and Sonic to care. Granted, the series is notorious for its unbalanced difficulty which didn’t fit into a typical 7 year old’s gaming circle (unless they liked rage quitting, which I did not). I really don’t have an excuse for this one, but Mega Man is one of the biggest video game icons ever and it’d be a shame to live my whole life without ever playing one of his games. Plus, the games have a reputation for awesome bosses, and I do love some creative bosses.


It’s a JRPG series with a focus on story, awesome music, and massive parties from which to select playable characters. It’s everything I love in a game, yet somehow I’ve avoided playing it up to this point in my life. However, Suikoden III sits on my shelf as we speak, looking oh so sexy and just begging to be played.

There you have it – the top games/series that I haven’t played but would one day love to. Let me know what you think, if you have any suggestions, and feel free to share your own games/series you’ve never played but would one day love to.

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