I had a shitload of games that I didn't draft. Some I haven't seen mentioned anywhere (as) yet:
PLAYSTATION 2:Ratchet & Clank 3
: Yeah, another one of those 'kiddie' platformers for the PS2. Except this is liquid fun in a crack vial. Didn't draft it because objectively speaking, there really are better games out there, but in terms of gaming joy, it has a special place in my heart.Okami
: damn, surprised and now somewhat disappointed I didn't draft this. It should have gone in place of Jak3, I realize now. It's beautifully crafted, and one of the rare truly 'epic' scenario's I've gamed my way through. Once you're finished with this, Oriental mythical lore has no secrets for you anymore.Midnight Club 3
: I'm not a big racer fan, but this one has an insane cokehead quality that drew me in from the word go. Completely bonkers racing, and the soundtrack is killer- it even has some great oldschool Underground Resistance techno in place. There may be other racers of its ilk on the current gen, but haven't seen anything like this yet.Herdy Gerdy
: obscure platform/puzzler, completely forgotten but I enjoyed it immensely. It actually has you herding creatures, and the animation, while very early gen (it came out around GTA3D time), has a Disney quality to it. Check out the gameplay vid:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP24_EYuKJEBully
: Seriously, why was this really never mentioned? I almost feel like doing this draft all over again. I thought it was vastly superior to the GTA series in story, gameplay and execution. Like taking part in a John Hughes adaptation of Billy Bunter.
DREAMCAST:Jet Grind Radio
: Maybe the only game that truly captures hiphop culture. Line skating, spraying graffiti, running from the cops, booming japhop tracks... all in glorious cellshade graphics.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh4HfzId72oPowerstone
Batshit crazy one-on-one fighting action with constantly changing environment & tons of cartoon weapons.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZsQE-jthQs
PS1: Just beginning to scratch the surface for this machine, but already a couple of favorites:OddworldVib Ribbon
Can't begin to describe this, you'll have to check the video.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbHO1ZYhtLk
Also, while 99% of the C64 gaming output sucked donkeynuts, there's a couple I still enjoy playing in an emu from time to time. Here's a couple of favourites:Creatures http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShsWXH6RaBgImpossible Mission http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5p15NoBKmoForbidden Forest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyCJX3Ey9qsBruce Lee http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuMPa046Ni4
Okay, that was the final geekout for me!
EDIT when I noticed how stupid the smileys looked.