Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Ryan’s All-Time Top Ten Video Games: #2 Princess Tomato (NES)

Hilarious story and character interactions fuel this rare gem. Rather than shoot or punch your way through the vegetable villains, you must defeat them at rock, paper, scissors. The concept (talking veggies in a quasi-medieval setting) sounds like a trippy kids show, but it is a fantastic joyride of a game.

Rating: 98%

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ryan’s All-Time Top Ten Video Games: #3 Déjà Vu (NES)

A man wakes up in a bathroom stall, memory gone, fedora askew. He has to first solve the mystery of who he is and then solve the mystery he was solving before getting conked on the head. An astounding story trumps the abysmal graphics.

Rating: 97%

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ryan’s All-Time Top Ten Video Games: #4 Tetris (NES)

Sometimes the simplest things are the best things. Blocks falling from the sky needing to be put in order. Put on your favorite rap CD, cancel your appointments, the hours will vanish in a haze of entertainment.

Rating: 96%

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Ryan’s All-Time Top Ten Video Games: #5. Madden (various)

Every annual incarnation is another step toward football perfection. Live your fantasy to be the Dolphins quarterback or the Bears GM in this highly addictive game. All the glorious fun of the NFL with almost no chance of suffering a concussion.

Rating: 95%

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ryan’s All-Time Top Ten Video Games: #6 Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (XBOX 360)

You have great freedom to roam around the beautifully crafted landscapes, to free elves from dream worlds, steal a ship from a ghost pirate, assassinate, sneak, cavort. Customize your character’s race, clothes, skills. Your inner D&D nerd has never been this giddy.

Rating: 94%