7. Resident Evil 4
BAM!! Didn’t see that coming did ya? Yes Resident Evil 4, the one game that has topped many a ‘Top 10′ list, stalls at our number 7. By no means do we think it isn’t very good, its just our staff members are a bit weird and think they’re hipsters by voting differently to the norm. As you should all know by now, and if you don’t then you need to check yourself, Resident Evil 4 was a turning point for the series, it changed how we would play a Resident Evil game. New camera, controls and a new type of ‘evil’ rejuvenated the survival horror series and we agree it was for the better. After the disappointing 5th game, lets hope Resident Evil 6 is just as good, if not better, then the Gamecube outing.
Will Whitehurst – “Everything in the game is a drastic improvement over its predecessors.”
6. Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Did you know that Path of Radiance is the first home console Fire Emblem game to be released in North America, Europe and Australia? What… you did know? Oh. Anyway, we love this game so much that it would be insane not to include it in our Top 10. It makes it even more better that the follow up sequel, Radiant Dawn, was released on the Wii, which tied the stories of both games together amazingly well. If you’ve never played an FE game before, and you like a bit of strategy, then you owe it to yourself to play this game. *Crosses fingers for a third instalment on the Wii U*
David Rawlings – “Its very rare for a game to draw me into its world and care about its characters. Path of Radiance does just that.”
5. Tales of Symphonia
Well, it couldn’t be an Operation Rainfall Top 10, without a fully fledged JPRG appearing, can it? So at No 5 we have Namco’s epic adventure Tales of Symphonia – a tale of one man/boy and his companions on a quest to save the world from all its wrong doings. Okay, so it might not have the most original story, and the english voice acting is a little bit vomit inducing, but its got a captivating art style and combat system, which can support up to 4 players, that separates itself from many other JRPGS.
Is it better than Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance? Personally no, but I was overruled and I am far too mature to hold a grudge against my fellow staff members… *cough*
Kyle Emch – “The graphics were pretty and the story was interesting, but the combat really blew me away.”
Go to Page 3 to find out what made 4th, 3rd and 2nd. Will you be surprised?