Narelle Ho Sang
zarn
Narelle is a freelance writer with a New York State of Mind. She's an admin of Kotaku's TAY Blog, where she can be found musing about JRPGs, music and doing this ಠ_ಠ. Reach her on Twitter.
2/10/20
2:11 PM
1

I’ve said it before when asked this very question, but Mass Effect 3 is at the top of that list for me. I played it when it first came out, and upon experiencing the ending I felt both angry and underwhelmed, feelings that didn’t subside much after playing the “Extended Cut” a couple months later. However, my friends Read more

2/10/20
12:50 PM
1

The first Mass Effect is still the only game I’ve ever completed, watched all the way through the closing credits, stared at the title screen and pressed start for. It was such an engaging amazing experience that I couldn’t wait to play through it again. I’ve finished it numerous times, have every achievement etc. To Read more

2/10/20
11:53 AM
1

Okay, this is gonna date me real hard - but Medievia. It was a telnet Multi-User Dungeon (MUD), a text based RPG, that was my first MMORPG experience before MMORPG’s existed. It was down and dirty - to get started you usually ended up doing mundane quests like picking up a caravan and driving it to the next town, Read more

2/9/20
4:43 PM
5

I landed the killing blow on Leon’s Charizard with a Wooloo named Arthur. He had help from a Coalossal (Tar Shot/Stealth Rock is the greatest shit), but he still Electro Balled that overgrown lizard and won the day. I planned this in advance, and nearly threw the battle trying to do it, but goddammit, I wanted to

2/9/20
3:30 PM
2

A new video from Bandai Namco reveals both Ultra Instinct Goku and female Super Saiyan Kefla will be joining the Dragon Ball FighterZ roster this spring as part of FighterZ Pass 3. Kefla is a fusion of fan favorite Dragon Ball Super characters Caulifla and Kale. Hope you’re ready to eat your vegetables.

2/9/20
2:56 PM
1

Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders.

and 1 more
2/9/20
2:24 PM
3

This one hits home. It reminds me how much time I spend rushing to get things done. Sometimes they’re given importance that they shouldn’t be, really. Other times, I get so frustrated by my inability to get much if any time to myself (which literally has led to me reserving one morning a week to go write at a local Read more

2/9/20
1:13 PM
1

Definitely Stardew Valley.  That game creates such a sense of wonder on the first play-through - a sense of pride over completing minor tasks, a gradually unfolding mystery of how the world works... especially if you go in cold without any guides.  I still play SDV all the time (heck, I started a new farm just Read more

2/9/20
12:07 PM
7

So way back in 79 when I was a child playing, Adventure on the Atari 2600 I would dream of a game where you play as a character that walks through dungeons, collects treasure, unlock doors. All in a 3D environment, but In my mind I would quickly dismiss it as an impossibility.

A few years later I remember seeing Read more

2/9/20
12:03 PM
7

My first abomination was Arctozolt whom I began to love. When I finally made it to the Championship battle with Leon, about midway through I kind of felt like **** it, I’ll set up Arctozolt and have this guy be the hero. Took down two of his last three pokemon, then came Charizard. I used charge to build up my special Read more

2/9/20
10:36 AM
1

Too many comments to read through to see if mentioned already, but the original text-based Adventure game is the one I’d want to replay afresh.

2/9/20
6:01 AM
3

I think art style really matters when it comes to whether or not you can handle the older graphics. I’m personally a huge fan of FF9 and that game is more than 20 years old by now. The graphics don’t bother me because the art style has given it a timeless quality. Where as playing GoldenEye now would probably be Read more

2/8/20
11:30 PM
1

My long-time go-to answer has been Portal 2, for a very similar reason to why Outer Wilds is such a great candidate for a memory wipe. Once you learn to “think with portals” the puzzles are so elementary that there’s no challenge and no more “a-ha!” moments to be had. Read more

2/8/20
9:29 PM
1

I am in the exact same boat! November! Ahhh! I still can’t decide. I think I’ll wait until the reviews for P5R are out to make my decision.