Top 10 of Last Generation #4
Gaming has come a long way since the days of the Commodore 64, the Colecovision, the NES and the Dreamcast. If you grew up playing games from these generations long passed you likely feel an overwhelming strike of nostalgia when you think back to them. For a whole new generation, they’re able to look back on the games from last generation with a certain amount of reverence and we thought it would be fun to get some of the COGconnected team on board for their own top ten of last gen. 12 members of COGconnected assembled all their top ten games from the era of the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and the Wii. We’re counting them all down and today we dive into number 4! See who you match up with in the great Top 10 of Last Gen Countdown!
Shawn: As with every Nintendo console, the only reason I ever own them is to play exclusives. I grew up on Nintendo classics and immediately placed Super Mario Galaxy among them. Expansive and colorful level design, great new suits and just the right amount of Nintendo magic. Hands down, it was the best game I ever owned for my Wii.
Paul: One of the best reasons to consider owning a Wii, Mario Galaxy managed to take things into a whole new world, expanding on the best parts of the series while forgetting about the trash from Sunshine.
James: Super Mario Galaxy was excellent in that it used very little of the wiggling and waggling common to Wii titles. In addition, the graphics were delightful and the challenge level was perfect. Whereas the New Super Mario Bros games (Wii version included) were just polished versions of a very old formula, Galaxy took the 3D exploration concept somewhere way outside the box. This series also took old stages and shined them up with new challenges in a way that never felt forced or stale.
Trevor Houston (Executive Editor) – Far Cry 3
Don’t get me wrong, Far Cry 2 was an enjoyable game but Far Cry 3 took the franchise to new heights. Featuring a badass and unforgettable villain in Vaas and thrilling open world gameplay, Far Cry 3 remains one of my favorite last gen games. Solid gunplay, terrific characters, satisfying campaign and stunning landscapes all lend themselves to an experience I need to play all over again.
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