Over the past few months, we’ve covered the bottom half of my top 60 games of all time. Having completed the first half last week with awesome recent titles like Disgaea 5 and Uncharted 3 as well as much-revered classic Final Fantasy 9… what could we possibly have left?
We’re here today to take our first steps into the top half of this list. We’re going to investigate enigmatic and mysterious threats, explore one of the most well-known classics of all time, and save the last of humanity! Let’s visit games 30 to 25 on my Shadow’s Sixty list!
I’ve been vocal about my love of the Uncharted series in the past. My review of Uncharted 3 was overwhelmingly positive, I recently revealed that both Uncharted 2 and 3 made my ‘Shadow’s Sixty‘ list, and Uncharted 4 was unquestionably one of the games I was the most excited for this year.
The real question was simple: How long could they keep a good thing going before it inevitably succumbed to the problems almost all serialized games fall prey to? It seems as though Naughty Dog themselves recognized this as well and decided that they needed to end on a good note… so they created Uncharted 4 to be Nathan Drake’s final hoorah. A wise decision, but was it a timely one, or were they already too late?
Housemarque has been hiding in their secret laboratory within the depths of Finland since they last poked their heads out during the PlayStation 4’s launch a few years back. Resogun was what they unleashed upon the unprepared masses back then. Now, they’re emerging after various nefarious experiments to release an alien invasion upon our world. Alienation has arrived, and it is up to us to equip our powersuits and team up to repel this vicious alien assault.
Everyone’s favourite Lombax has decided to tackle the heavily-maligned realm of ‘Movie Tie-In Games’. Ratchet and Clank, the new one anyways, is based on the movie that was based off of a 14-year-old video-game. Confused yet? Don’t worry… we’ll sort it out.
Fourteen years ago, the first Ratchet and Clank came out. Then numerous successful sequels came out, including A Crack in Time, which made my Shadow’s Sixty list. Then the developer decided to go back and re-tell the original game in movie form. Alongside it, they are creating a re-imagined game version of the Lombax’s origin story, and that’s where this game comes in.
But I guess the real question is: is it good?
Recently we posted the first portion of our Shadow’s Sixty list, and I’m here today to share with you numbers 54 through 49! Our next six games range from real time strategy to fighting games to JRPGs. We have games set in alternate versions of modern Earth, in the distant past, and a couple of fantasy worlds.