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  1. And now is unobtainable to most adults. Lol NEO GEO is still so expensive.

  2. Shenmue – The basis for modern game design, STILL unparalleled in NPC uniqueness and A.I routine behavior. A master class in programming and an inspiration for ambition.

    »The forklift section drags on a little too much, but it's contextual to the story, so I respect the fact they didn't rush the pace.

    Not hard enough for Virtua Fighter fans – – a design choice by Yu, so it could've been more approachable/for all ages.

    Shenmue II – Even after having the scope of the story cut shorter, what was achieved in less than two years is a miracle.

    »The battle system is faster and more dynamic (the rolling dodge can throw you out of arenas, however), but I prefer the more realistic/grounded mechanics from the first game. One-on-one enemies are tougher, but still too easy compared to any other fighting game in a max difficulty.

    Skies of Arcadia – One of the last "classic RPGs", along the — herein mentioned — Dragon Quest VIII, with a simple system; Old World setting; familiar tropes, and true adventure feeling.

    »Random encounters are too frequent in the "benigging" – – made that way so you'll be more likely to become capable of mastering the monsters of a specific area and be ready for the next one as the story progresses, in classic RPG fashion (avoids getting trapped in an area with enemies too strong or an impossible Boss).

    But THAT also stops being a problem once you're able to navigate above the cloudline and/or with the help of an item that negates encounters altogether.

    Jet Set Radio – The most original sandwich you can eat.

    »Too short – – Limited by the format it was released on: a GD-ROM. Should've come out in two discs, instead of them making JSR Future (dummified tag system; bad animations; too forgivable when landing on a rail to grind, as if a completely different team made it…)

    GTA: San Andreas – A miracle of data compression and variety of mechanics. "Very Cool, Very Swag, I Like it…"

    »Lock-On aiming doesn't work as intended. Instead of reaching for the closest character, it winds off to a random NPC most of the times, forcing you to Free-Aim up or down before and THEN settling on a designated target. It goes about that way when in mid-to-long distances but it works normally when right in front of someone.

    Hitman: Blood Money – The culmination of experienced level design, most likely driven by old European architecture – – buildings that make sense and result in perfected killing environments.

    »A really small, technical nitpick: It's not always possible to skip death animations (requires slopes and tight places) when strangling or sedating, which can mean the difference between getting caught or remaining stealthy.

    Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater – The ultimate example of redemption, green and alive.

    »The Hangar section — as a playing field — wasn't as amazing as the prior levels, but — just like Shenmue's example of context –, where the hell could the Shagohod've been stored, ready to accelerate on an airstrip? Yeah, REX was underground, but Shag needed immediate mobility in case World War III broke out, so there was no other way besides making the stage flat.

    Tekken 3 – Another charming 3 where you can play as Bruce Lee. It almost made you forget about what came before to then put you dreaming about 4.

    »Tracking/Homing, a Tekken trademark: When the opponent is powering up a special, for example, and even though you jumped behind him, the opponent will steer 180° in your direction and hit you anyway…

    Tekken 4 – Brilliant aesthethicc – nightly atmosphere reminiscent of Ridge Racer: Type 4; the most experimental soundtrack in the series; refreshing change (that many didn't appreciate) with enclosed spaces, instead of the cheaper 'Ring Out' opted in Soul Calibur and Virtua Fighter.

    Trust me: not many things feel better than uppercutting someone to the ceiling of the underground parking lot and hitting them again on the way back down, into the wall immediately behind. It was innovative if you knew what to do.

    »SEVERE tracking (more so than 3, to my experience so far – – further testing needed) and not being able to jump back.

    Street Fighter Alpha 3 (S.F.A) – So Freakin' Awesome

    1. Roster;

    2. In-Depth Tech;

    3. Music;

    »There isn't a definitive version that includes the bonus characters from the PSP version (MAX), which isn't really a flaw of the game but rather Capcom's publishing priorities (?) and current projects (?). There's no real excuse! Just make it available outside of its original releases, just like Rival Schools! Can All Presidents Close Our Mouths? Don't think so!

    Capcom vs. SNK – If Alpha 3 was ghetto; loud and vibrant, CVS was a classy contrast with themed transitions and elegant direction. It was pretty fancy, stood out, especially when compared to SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos, which came out later. Ironically, the latter was even more of a fan service, since it was basically The King of Fighters in an era of 3D fighters.

    »Wish it would've allowed for just a bit more juggle (maintaining your opponent on the air through a combo, just like the Circus endeavor), similarly to Alpha 3.

    But not like Marvel vs. Capcom, which is too much.

    In those series, when you're caught in a chain combo you just stop playing…

    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 – Probably the best sequel of any media.

    »Absolutely all facets were improved upon and even though it lacks the ability to 'reverse' to carry on tricks manually, the physics are just right – handling and speed tuned to perfection.

    The humor of its secrets represents 90's silliness in the same way Tekken 3; Crash Bandicoot and MediEviL did, defining that era and that system.

    Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee – Speaking of silly, the rather forgotten mascot of the PS1 had the most fluid and cleaver platforming since Donkey Kong Country, so why isn't mentioned more often?

    It was aimed at a different audience and harder for it, but NOT just 'cause of it. Its design lies in frame-perfect timing, which in most games is an option, not a necessity.

    The last, great, classic platformer? Perhaps. More recently I'd put 'Inside' on the same degree of appraisal, even though Inside did things no other game will for quite some time. It's one of those that even Orson Welles would've liked…

    When people can recognize potential beyond format, that's real vision.

    It took you more time to read this than to watch the actual video.

    I should've made a video response, instead…

  3. Some fantastic choices, but all of them heightened by you enthusiasm. Awesome video, thanks 🙌

  4. now i want to play dq 8 again! i own the 3ds version but I also bought a retro style tv last week to hook up my old consoles maybe I should play the ps2 version 😀

  5. Some of my 10/10 games would be Shadow Of The Colossus, Majoras Mask, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, and Streets Of Rage 2.

  6. and I can't agree more with links awakening!

  7. Resident Evil 2 is a masterpiece. Equally scary and fun.

  8. aww i am so happy omggggggggggggggg

  9. The Guardian Legend, Final Fantasy 4, Phantasy Star 2, Super Castlevania 4, Actraiser, Streets of Rage 2, Castlevania: SOTN, Contra 3, Street Fighter 2 TE, and FF Tactics.

  10. Wheres Streets of Rage 1,2,3? its the most Legendary game ever

  11. I can’t get over how enjoyable johnny’s videos are. They are SO DAMN REFRESHING. They just have this great vibe. Johnny you are a national treasure man. Keep up the great work.

  12. I don't think that these games are 10/10, but there are the games that I remember the most (or simply games that I play it A LOT) are:
    pokemon red
    pokemon emerald (at the same time that pokemon fire red)
    pokemon stadium 1 (and 2)
    diddy kong racing (n64)
    final fantasy 9
    kingdom hearts chain of memories (gba)
    Age of empires III

    Dungeons & Dragons: Dragonshard
    Mario Party (2 and 3 too)
    Hitman 2: Silent Assassin

  13. "It made my wife cry, so it's 10 out of 10."

  14. Take some tranquilizers dude. I love that you love your past but……… no discussions for me! 😇

  15. I like playing games on portable devices. That way I can play them on the toilet xD Take The Legend of Zelda for example, Toilet Edition: My ranking
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the A$$
    The Legend of Zelda: Major Flask
    The Legend of Zelda: Out of TP, Out of Time
    The Legend of Zelda: Just sat down, The Awakening
    The Legend of Zelda: Tushy Time, Debacle of Ages
    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Breaker
    The Legend of Zelda: Four Shorts, Adventures
    The Legend of Zelda: The Minute Crap
    The Legend of Zelda: Look Ma, Ima Princess (bobbling my head with TP sheets in my ears)
    The Legend of Zelda: You've got till the end of this Hourglass
    The Legend of Zelda: Switchit Craps
    The Legend of Zelda: Backward Sword
    The Legend of Zelda: A Stink between Worlds
    The Legend of Zelda: The Tri-Forced Heroes
    The Legend of Zelda: Dookie of the Wild

  16. Scramble (Arcade)
    Galaga (Arcade)
    Landstalker (Genesis)
    Road Rash 2 (Genesis)
    Rocket Knight Adventures (Genesis)
    Flashback (Genesis)

  17. To reply to your last question, yes I do have 10/10 games and one of them would be Streets of Rage 2 ☺️
    Then of course ICO. Its opening and ending were incredible…ICO truly felt like traveling down the rabbit’s hole with Alice.

  18. Hollow Knight
    Pokemon Black 2
    Super Mario World
    Super Mario Odyssey
    Donkey Kong Country

  19. Some of my favorite retro games are Pokemon Crystal, Final Fantasy 7, Metal Slug X, Earthbound, Kirby's Adventure, Crazy Taxi, Spyro the Dragon 1 and 3, Crash Bandicoot 3 Warped, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 4, and Spider-Man ps1.

  20. Great video. Really enjoyed it! My 10/10 Retro was Landstalker for Sega Genesis. Spent hours and hours trying to figure that one out.

  21. The games I've given 10/10 reviews to are Panzer Dragoon Saga, Shining the Holy Ark, and Wolfenstein 3D (3DO version). Though I haven't reviewed them yet, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Shining Force CD, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii version) would definitely get a 10/10 from me as well.

  22. Guardian Legend, Gyruss, Arrow Flash, and Phelios were the interesting shooters for me. The Steel Empire remake on 3DS is also interesting.

  23. I love your energy in your vids, keep up the good work man

  24. I watched because I saw original Phantasy Star at the start, but it wasn't covered. There are so few who remember that title on the Sega master system. The Game Boy Advance compilation, after Phantasy Star Online, was the first time some people saw it.

  25. Would love to see you do a top 10 shooters video.

  26. I remember playing games like Shenmue and Final Fantasy X back in the day and thinking there was no way graphics could ever get much better 🙂

  27. Lol i just saw your video about Ys (from 2008)

  28. I spot any Hazbin Hotel profile pictures says:

    Alien Soldier for the megadrive for sure

  29. Chrono trigger
    Link to the past
    Symphony of the night
    Megaman x
    Halo combat evolved
    Half life 2
    Ocarina of time
    Final fantasy 7
    Metal gear solid
    Super Mario 64
    Botw
    Starcraft
    All of these games with the exception of megaman x (my personal favorite) are perfect games that not only are awesome, but pushed their genres and were the pinnacle of their time. Thats what a 10/10 game is to me.

  30. These are all Japanese games. And it's true. Japan was the best bar none up until the year 2001 when it came to video games.

  31. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening remake was the reason I bought a Switch in October 2018. What would have been cool was for itto have had the original Gameboy version as an Easter egg after completing the game.

  32. Dragon Quest 8 and shenmue are my prefer videogames ♥️

  33. Civilización I pc
    Wonder boy III sms
    Final fantasy VII ps
    Súper Mario World snes
    Alex Kidd in miracle world sms
    Súper Mario Bros 3 nes
    Sonic 2 Megadrive
    Monkey Island PC
    Street of Rage 2 Megadrive
    Street Fighter 2 Megadrive

  34. My 10/10 list would be some of the Konami/Capcom PS1/PS2 generational stuff. Symphony of the Night, Silent hill, Resident evil 1,2,3, Ocarina, God of War 1 and 2, Shadow of the Collossus, Ico, Metal Gear, Mario 64. I'd even give a nod to Burnout 2, Bomberman. Strangely the game I end up playing when I'm bored is Gauntlet IV on the Genesis. I reached level 89 in the arcade with 50 cents and had an audience. The owner wanted to know why the audience I told him i'm on level 82. He asked how much money I put in and I said 50 cents, he was pissed as it was Sunday afternoon and the place was jammed. As the years go on, I find less and less to find even gets my attention.

  35. From the retro games that I played and that i can think of at this moment i would say the following ones i would rate 10/10:
    Zeliard (pc)
    Space Invaders (pc)
    Tetris (Gameboy)
    Super Marioland (Gameboy)
    Grand Tourismo 4 (PS2)
    Star Wars KOTOR (Xbox)
    Diablo 2 with the Lord of destruction expansion (pc)

  36. 10/10 Games:
    Chess
    Tetris
    Rise of the Witch King
    Mario 3
    Rust
    Cuphead
    Heroes of Might & Magic 3 Complete
    Dragon Age Ultimate
    Zelda – Link To The Past
    Street Fighter 2
    Mortal Kombat 2
    Phantasy Star

  37. I loved Dragon Quest 8. 11 was so boring. So baron, so boring and so easy. Have no clue why it's loved. Feels like a kids game. Everything feels simple

  38. Super Metroid had the most impact on me,outside of RPGs,but it also left me having nightmares for a long time,so i find it polarizing. I will however,mention Lufia II as one game that is not as well known,but left its own mark on me.Definitely a favorite with its unique puzzles,antagonists,music and characters. It has a story that feels home-like,comfortable yet epic to me.

  39. Your love for gaming comes through so clearly.
    Thanks for the video.
    Got me to subscribe!

  40. Super Mario 3 I'd say is a pretty solid 9/10 for me. Its still aged pretty well, it would be nice to get it an upgrade in Wii or Switch style graphics. The Link's awakening I would probably give a 9 or a 9.5/10 it was a lot of fun and I'd like to replay sometime. Little Nightmares II I'd put up there to.

  41. I love Ghost and goblins soo much. Its super hard and still keeps me coming back.. Almost a 10/10 for me

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