Heading into the next generation of gaming, the team at Press-Start are going to take a moment and reflect on some of the greats of gaming past. Each member has now ploughed through their memory and tossed and turned on their decision to ultimately bring you. Press Starts Best Games of all Time.
Kevin – KOTOR
It’s nearly impossible to choose my ultimate favorite game throughout my life. Super Mario Brothers 3 and Donkey Kong were essential to my childhood, Spyro and Crash as much so. I think the game that means the most to me is Knights of the Old Republic 1 and 2 (cheating here).
KOTOR absolutely blew my mind. I was expecting something akin to Jedi Academy and was disappointed at first that it was a turn-based D20 style RPG. These feelings quickly evaporated when I realize how deep, how engaging and how beautiful the game was. The combat system was miles deeper than anything I had experienced, the dialogue was fresh and sharp, and the setting, oh the setting. Star Wars was always a pet favorite of mine and I fell in love with the locations instantly. Even Taris, a planet bemoaned by many KOTOR fans, I still loved to bits. Everything in this game screamed perfection for Star Wars fans. And then came 2 that completely reinvigorated the tropes and clichés of Star Wars. Gone was the black/white moral system and in place were morally difficult consequences, shades of grey and an incredibly dark storyline. The writing was better, the settings were better and with the introduction of the Restored Content, KOTOR 2 became the ultimate Star Wars game, miles better than 1 and with the right mods, the perfect game.