Reapers Great List of Great Games
The following are Reapers top 10 favorite/recommended games in no particular order.
1st up has to be Hollow Knight. Shout out to Team cherry because little guys on the block pack a punch! This game is seriously phenomenal! Reaper thought they hit the pinnacle of side scrolling exploration action adventure with zero mission, but then Hollow Knight shows up and somehow tops it. Everything about this game is incredible! The characters, the artwork, the esthetic, its truly a unique and memorable gaming experience. And it's hard! Get that hand holding bs out of Reapers face and get good! Reaper likes that the game does apologize for its difficulty. Those saw blades were everywhere... everywhere... What was Reaper saying? Oh yes, Hollow Knight is a must play! In fact, go get Hollow Knight right now. Its super cheap and worth every penny! Go! Go now! Seriously stop reading this if you have not played Hollow Knight and go play the game. Reaper will still be here when you get back. Get going, go! ….................….........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
You back? Cool. No worries. You can thank Reaper later. Right now, you have to go online and spend a week catching up on all the Hollow Knight lore, secrets, and theories you missed. By the by if Hollow Knight ever makes it into Smash, its over for all of you. And Speaking of Smash...
2nd Unless you live under a rock 20,000 leagues under the sea you already know of the awesomeness that is Super Smash Bros Ultimate. My goodness it's like the gift that keeps on giving! If you have ever been to a smash tournament, you know the hype level is through the roof compared to most other tournaments. But as fun as 3 stock 1 vs 1 final destination can be, when it's played for its intended purpose, as a party game that really takes it up to 11. Get six friends on a couch, (or several because of social distancing) and watch the good time's role. Head to Hyrule Temple and fight it out for half an hour. Go to Ice Mountain push your opponent into the mouth of a waiting fish. Go nuts! Turn items on high! Play with guns only. Or turn on just pokeballs! Make a smashsketball map! Have a super-giant match! Go to the giant settings and turn on big mushrooms metal boxes and lightning. (Reapers personal favorite party mode) Play 3 vs 3 or 2 vs 2 vs 2. Smash + friends is an instant fun switch (pun intended)
3rd Back in its day nothing hit quite like Star Fox 64. If you played this growing up Reaper is betting you can quote at least the 1st levels from memory. Though this game is short, straightforward and to the point, the character interaction, aspect of rewarding increasing skill and memorization, and overall immersiveness of this game, gives it unlimited replay value. This game is timeless! If you have an hour and a half to spare and you have an N64 lying around go ahead and play through star fox 64. You’ll be glad you did. But in case its been a while here’s a friendly reminder. Do a barrel roll!
4th Next up is Paper Mario: The Thousand - Year Door. Doesn't that just sound like a great title? Now if you haven't played any of the Paper Mario games, you're missing out. These games are funny, unique, and quite different from the typical Mario experience. (Not that there's anything wrong with the typical Mario experience just trying to help those who are unaware grasp the game concept) And in Reapers opinion The Thousand-Year Door is the best of the bunch. (Reaper has not yet played Origami King) The writing is downright charming with memorable characters, cool super moves, and great pacing. Reaper highly recommends this game to anyone who might have passed it over by chance. Or any paper Mario for that matter! (But not Sticker Star. We don’t speak of Sticker Star)
5th You guys knew this one was coming. The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild. Is it a perfect game? No. Is it a true master piece? Yes! This game takes all the typical structure of Zelda and turned it on its head and still somehow managed to bring us all the legendary adventure we all love and then some! Did anyone else feel like a speck when the map opened up and you’re like, you mean this area that we’ve been roughing it in for the past couple of days is just a dot so small you can't even find it on the world map!?! What about spending weeks without any really objective because you simply MUST find out what's at the top of every cliff you pass by? There were so many times Reaper was playing through this game and was think man this is truly fun! Reaper can't wait for Breath of the Wild 2!!!
6th Next up is going to have to be The Legend of Zelda Marjora’s Mask. Yes that’s right two helpings of Zelda. It had to be done. Majora’s mask is truly the darkest themed legend of Zelda to date and Reaper loves it! The mystery, the themes, the intensity, the constant threat of impending doom is simply masterfully done! In Reapers opinions it takes a mature mind to grasp all the undertones present throughout the game. One of the major ones being the cycle of grief. Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. If you haven't played this game since reaching adulthood, Reaper recommends giving it another go. It might touch your heart on a deeper level than your carefree younger self could comprehend. Also if you want even more Majora’s mask goodness head to the Prose bookstore and check out The Boy and the Bartender Chronicles, the only short story book on Prose based on the events of the game! (*Achievement Unlocked! Shameless plug Achieved!*)
7th So theres going big and there going Big. And when it comes to Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, they definitely went big with a capital B. Reaper has been hunting monsters for 7 generations, and has yet to see a “deluxe” release as dynamic as the one from Tri to Ultimate. Reaper knows this is somewhat controversial in the community but Reaper happened to enjoy the underwater combat. Nothing really gives that feeling of tenacity during a hunt, when the monster you’ve been fighting tries to flee into the water and without missing a beat you dive in after it! Thought to be completely honest Reaper is not sure which monster hunter deserves to be on the list? Tri provided the best online experience; Double cross was the largest by far world was a gamechanger etc etc. The important thing is Reaper had to put monster hunter on here. Reapers currently playing throughMonster Hunter Rise and loving it! If any of you Proser happen to see Reaper out on the hunt, be sure to say hi! Fellow hunters out there know that monster hunting isn't just an occupation, it’s a way of life!
8th You’ll never see this one coming... That right Reapers gotta give it to Person 5! This game is so freaking good! As soon as you're off the home screen your blasted with awesome artwork and sound tracks which will be present thought-out the game. Just look at the art in the transition scenes, the loading screens, even the freakin menu! They really went above and beyond to give the phantom thieves an aesthetic that’s present in every aspect of the game. The voice acting is great, the characters are fun and memorable, and the freedom is borderline overwhelming. With such a story driven game you might be thinking you could be satisfied watching a let's play of this (and there a certainly some good ones out their) But Reaper highly recommends taking off your own mask and becoming a phantom thief! Reaper has not played Person 5 Royal (The deluxe/definitive addition) yet though definitely plans to do so. Last note, the battle victory transition scene is flawless! Easily the best in the business. If you can find a better one then please tell Reaper so he can go pay his respects!
9th Lets talk The Legend of Dragoon. Reaper is guessing there are a good portion of you who have no idea what this game is. Reaper weeps for your childhood. This game was revolutionary! In its day it was basically in its own league. The combat was so unique, fun, and interactive and the story was amazing! Plus the game was four discs long! Four! Not sequels or DLC or updates the game was four disks long! That’s insane! Reaper has never seen the likes before or since. And yes, Reaper understands technology has changed and blah blah blah but if nothing else this is just a testimate to how ambitious and ahead of its time this game project was. There have been rumors floating around about a possible remake in the near future. Reaper certainly hopes this is true.
10th Now last but not least, especially considering this list is in no particular order let's talk about Nier Automata. Reapers not sure if this classifies as a hidden gem but this one certainly doesn't get the noise it deserves. This is one of those games where you might glace at the cover and say, “Nah this seems a bit too niche, probably won't satisfy my pallet.” To you Reaper say less talking more playing Neir Automata! This game. No seriously this game! You’ll feel feelings playing this game. Just... just play the game. Do the world a favor and play this game. Play it all the way through. Unlock all the endings. This is not just some completionist mantra. If you want to get the most out of Neir Automata (and you want to get the most out of Neir Automata) play through the game with the different characters till you get all the ending. Your soul will thank you. What's this? You don’t have a soul? No worries! After playing through Nier Automata you’ll grow a brand new one! Just one word of advice. Turn the setting to normal or easy during the tutorial then switch it to whatever you want once you can save the game. Your gonna want to take Reaper's word on this one.
A soul may or may not be generated after playing Nier Automata. A soul is a manifestation of emotion, personality, mind, thoughts and feelings and might be interpreted differently for some readers. Thought the writers of Nier Automata seem to believe a machine is capable of cultivating a soul there is no guarantee that the same is true for whom or whatever happens to be reading this message. An individual currently betting or selling their soul, tearing their soul into fragments and storing them in magical artifacts in an attempt to achieve immortality, or using them to craft cool weapons out of everyday objects may or may not experience growth in damaged or removed soul area upon completion of this game. D-Reaper is not an official spokesperson for Neir Automata and cannot be held responsible if any or all of the mentioned effects occur.
And that’s that. Reaper is happy to share his list of favorite/recommended games but admits this list is fluid and might change if Reaper is asked again a few weeks from now. That being the case Reaper must give some honorable mentions to Metroid Prime Echos, Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3, Fire Emblem Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn, Kingdom Hearts 2, Xenoblade Chronicles, Bastion, Banjo Tooie, Sonic Adventures 2 Battle, Orcarina of Time, Twilight Princes, Oracle of Ages, (Please do a remake!) Skies of Arcadia, Tales of Symphonia, Finale Fantasy 7, Zero mission, God of War, and Undertales. And lastly Reaper knows that you did not stop reading to go get a copy of Hollow Knight and for that shame on you! Now that we have reached the end take yourself along with the shame that Reaper has now placed upon you, to your game vendor of choice and purchase Hollow Knight. You’ll be glad you did!