Top Ten Vidya Games
1.NieR: Automata (PlatinumGames, 2017)*
The most artistically accomplished JRPG of all time, probably.
2.The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (Nintendo, 2000)
The weirdest Zelda game of all time, probably.
3.Final Fantasy VI (Squaresoft, 1994)
Honestly, FFVI would have a shot at a higher slot if Square would get around to releasing an accessible version that didn’t have some fatal flaw.
4.The Last Guardian (Sony, 2016)
Srsly it’s the best one, guys.
5.Mega Man X (Capcom, 1993)
Precision platforming, robot angst, etc.
6.Final Fantasy VII (Squaresoft, 1997)
It’s the most influential game in my life, for better or worse.
7.Super Metroid (Nintendo, 1994)
I keep on thinking I’m through with this game and it keeps on sucking me back in.
8.The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo, 1986)
It’s still something special.
9.Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (Konami, 2004)*
This is a game where I can take out an entire squad of soldiers by spraying them with magic knock-out gas from a fake cigar while dressed as a scientist.
10.Resident Evil 2 (Capcom, 1998)*
My first survival horror. A recent replay has convinced me that, chunky PS1 graphics aside, it still holds up today.
Observations: I’m a total weeaboo who only falls in love with games from a Japanese developer.
Top Ten Movies
1.2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
I’ve kinda despaired of actually writing a blog post about this one by this point.
2.Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)
One day I will write a blog post about this one.
3.Watership Down (Martin Rosen, 1978)
Rabbits, epic adventure and mysticism – what’s not to like?
4.Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)*
Krazy Cold War antics – what’s not to like?
5.The Fly (David Cronenberg, 1986)*
Horrific matter teleporter accidents – what’s not to like?
6.Aliens (James Cameron, 1986)*
Do I have to even describe this one?
7.Pinocchio ([Disney], 1940)
The Majora’s Mask of classic Disney.
8.The Secret of NIMH (Don Bluth, 1982)
Bluth at his peak.
9.The Red Shoes (Powell & Pressburger, 1948)
Also the apex of Technicolor
10.Videodrome (David Cronenberg, 1983)*
I had a blog post of this one in the works, but got distracted by reading Marshall McLuhan. Now I feel temporarily muted on the matter.
11.Robin Hood (Woflgang Reitherman, 1973)
12.The Evil Dead Trilogy (Sam Raimi, 1981-92)*
Yes, this is my favourite film trilogy. No, I can’t decide between Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness.
13.Fantasia ([Disney], 1940)
The best Disney film.
14.Castle in the Sky (Hayao Miyazaki, 1986)
It’s like a JRPG but not as pretentious.
Observations: I like a lot of talking animal movies and horror movies?
*I’ve decided to be nice and flag titles which contain content that is potentially objectionable, should someone interpret these as recommendations