Tag: Final Fantasy X

Top 10 Playstation 2 Games

Today we are going to look at the best-selling console of all time and the games that came with it. Oh the PS2if you are around my age then you owned one, your friends owned one, everyone owned one of these black beauties and with them came some of the best video games ever released. Back before the shit parade of console games that we see today left the station, people did turn to console gaming as a viable alternative to the at the time elitist PC Gaming crowd to enjoy a cheaper but still just as fun video game experience and it was the PS2 that sold out over its competitors the original Xbox, the Gamecube, and the now dead, yet strangely praised Sega Dreamcast. So today we are going to look at the ten games that helped make the PS2 what it is today with the Top 10 Playstation 2 games.

Before we begin this list I want to get a few things straight, first off and as always this is my own personal list created. I created this list based on the overall style of the game, how well it was perceived by critics, how well it has stood the test of time, the impact it has had on gamers, and the gaming community at large. I have tried to keep a limit on how many games from the same series, but there will be a few exceptions to this rule. Finally in order to make this list, the game had to originally be released on for the PS2 console. So games like Resident Evil 4 that were originally released for the Gamecube are out. With that being said, let’s start with a few honorable mentions. Continue reading “Top 10 Playstation 2 Games”

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Tanner Reviews Final Fantasy X-2

FFX-2_boxSo seeing as how the two games on my list, Saints Row IV and Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch are currently tied up in prior engagements, I find myself with an open slot for this fine Saturday. That being said, I’ve decided to reach into the vault and pull out a game that I for one feel gets a little more shit than it deserves. Plus Final Fantasy XIV is coming out soon so it is sort of relevant. But granted, with scores ranging in the 80’s on sites like Metacritic and Game Ranking this could be a bit of a missed number. But what really brings the derision to Final Fantasy X-2 is the hardcore Final Fantasy fans who saw their gaming franchise take a hard right turn straight into bubbly J-Pop, Powerpuff Girls territory…. Which I can completely understand. Up until the point of Final Fantasy X-2, the community was used to very serious stories and very linear story telling of a hero being called upon to save the world. So I am not going to stand here and say that all of the anger for this game is completely unfounded… I just think that the anger clouds the judgment of what is by all accounts a relatively fun and lighthearted adventure. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Final Fantasy X-2”