The Shadow’s Sixty Countdown – The Top Six

This has been a long time coming. When I started brainstorming for this list at the beginning of the year, I never would’ve imagined how difficult it would’ve been to try to recall and rank every game I’ve ever played. I spent weeks brainstorming the list, and my original first draft had around 110 games overall. I spent an agonizing month gradually narrowing the list down from those 110 to the 60 here – I used every trick I could think of to rule some of them out. Some games I went back and played again, watched footage of them, tried to see how much I could actually remember about them, and if I could write a convincing argument for why they were awesome. Afterall, if I couldn’t convince myself, then maybe they weren’t as good as nostalgia painted them, right?

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These final 6 games were always on the list. While the rest of the Shadow’s Sixty changed dramatically from draft to draft, very little about the Top 6 has changed from the start. These games are the best I’ve ever played, and there was very little question in my mind about which games belonged up top. And that is why I am so pleased to reveal this list to you – the final entries in this, my Shadow’s Sixty. So let’s get to it and unveil gaming’s greatest, as I see it.

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Monthly Recommendations – Like a Flower

When I think May, a few things come to mind… of course, my wife’s birthday is first on that list. But other than that, May is when the city actually starts to look presentable after an all-too long Winter. Plants start to grow, the world becomes a bit greener, the sun shines a little brighter, and the rain starts to clean all the grime from the streets. This is the start of my favourite time of the year to just look around and enjoy.

So, in honour of that, here are some great shows and games to just sit back and take a good, long look at. Here are the most beautiful you’ll find. Sit back, unwind, and enjoy the view. Because it’s going to be good.

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Monthly Recommendations – Your Song in April

You may have noticed that just yesterday I posted my review of the second half of Your Lie in April, a show that featured some of the best music I’ve ever heard. So we’re going to have a month of musical masterpieces for you all to appreciate.

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Weekly Recommendations – Cheerbringers

This week I want to recommend some stuff you can partake of if you need to cheer yourself up… for those of you who could use a bit of a pick me up. These are the games, anime, and books I fall back on when I’m feeling a bit down.

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Weekly Recommendations – SUMMER!

Do you know what is this week? That’s right: the Summer Solstice. So it’s summer time, and for those of you who, like me, are afraid of the evil daystar and all it represents – here are some summery games and anime to keep you indoors but still make you feel like you’re celebrating summer!

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