So, I may have mentioned that I’m making a couple of lists. I’m looking forward to doing them, but I should probably note a couple of things real quick.
For the “50 Favorite Games” list, I’ll be doing a self-imposed maximum of one game per series. This way, I’ll get a lot more variety, and I won’t have to do four different write-ups for Halo. If there are a bunch of games in a series that I enjoy, I’ll make a little note at the bottom of the entry saying where they’d show up if they appeared.
For a variety of different reasons which would bore you to tears, I didn’t own an NES until I was 25. Fortunately, I was able to play a bunch of different NES games at friends’ houses, so it’s not a total wash. Unfortunately, these lists are pretty much screwed from the start because a lot of the “classics” are games that I didn’t play until it was way too late to get a nostalgic attachment to them. You won’t see the original Metroid on this list, nor will you see Punch Out!, the original Contra, or (gasp!) much from the Zelda series. They’re all fun games, but by the time I was able to devote the time needed to really get into them, I had an Xbox 360.
Sorry to keep dragging this out without actually providing anything in the way of content, but overanalyzing and pointless explanation is kind of my “thing”.