While last year saw the start of my stream, the year of 2017 is the year of big plans and even bigger goals. I have been playing video games since I was toddler, starting with a Nintendo Entertainment System and a Macintosh computer but throughout the years there have been countless games I have never played. This could be due to never having the correct console at the time, it could also be due to other games being played. Either way, I have missed my fair share of incredible experiences when it comes to video games. This year, I aim to change that.
When I started streaming I thought of a program in which I would play the favorite games of the followers of my stream. While I originally thought this idea would work out without a hitch, I always had a lingering thought of what could happen if the stream gains traction. This meaning more and more people follow the channel, thus adding more games to the ever growing list, thus making the task of playing all of the games on the list ever more daunting.
With this in mind, Follower Favorites is being transformed into something else entirely. I will be playing through games that are considered to be the best of all time, period. The following list of games I was able to gather from multiple different sites and top games lists. These games I have either never finished and/or never played at all. Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to introduce you to... The Backlog.
Baldur’s Gate 2
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Batman: Arkham City
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Conker’s Bad Fur Day
Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped
Final Fantasy IX
Final Fantasy Tactics
Final Fantasy VI
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy X
Final Fantasy XII
Mega Man 2
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Metal Gear Solid 3
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Persona 4 Golden
Resident Evil 2
Secret of Mana
Shadow of the Colossus
Silent Hill 2
Skies of Arcadia
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic
Street Fighter 2
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Super Mario Sunshine
System Shock 2
The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
The Secret of Monkey Island
The Secret of Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge
The Walking Dead: Season One
These games in the above list are considered the very best games of all time. Now, everyone's opinion is different and I did the best research I could to find the pinnacle of video game creation in which I have never taken the time to sit down and really sink my teeth into. You may also have thoughts as to what the best games are and that is perfectly fine. Who knows, I may take suggestions as to what to add to the list. Just remember that I have in fact played a lot of games considered to be the best but are also not on this list (as that would defeat the purpose of the list).
You may also be thinking, "Wait Josh! You have NEVER played through The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time?! (or insert game title here?!)". Yes, I have never actually played through the entirety of that game and countless others. That is why I plan to change that with The Backlog.
One last point before I end this post. The above list of games by no means substitutes other content that will be on the stream including brand new releases, Wednesday's with J&J, Rocket League with Rollthered, and Jackbox on Saturday. This new series is just meant to provide even more content to you wonderful people. It also allows me to not be shunned any longer when discussing older games that I have never played through, as now I will have played through them.
I am incredibly excited to see what becomes of this series and I hope you join me in this new venture into uncharted territory. See you next stream!
*NOTE* All playthroughs within The Backlog series will be uploaded to my YouTube channel in case you happened to miss the livestream.
-Joshua aka JKFire