Laugh It Up Fuzzballs (Ep. 46) - 4 Tangentleman… Top 5 video games… one good time

Hey howdy hey friends. The summer of guests is apprently a real things as I continue to have my geeky buddies join me to discuss life, the universe, and everything but mostly geek stuff. For this installment, I was joined once again by Blue, the Purple Man aka Chris, and Darth John. One of the geeky things I've found lacking on the podcast has been video games and here's where I remedy that situation with friends who know much more than me. We thought it'd be fun to do a top 5 list of video games. Basically 20 recommendations for folks to check out if they haven't already. These picks go in order of me first based on the Xbox 360 console, Darth John based on gameplay, Blue based on story, and Purple Man based on nostalgia. Without further ado… here’s our Top 5 video game picks. Yes... I had to be special and give a #6 before we started, Fable II (2008, XBox 360). Here's our lists: 

#5: Oddworld: Munch’s Odyssey (2001, Xbox 360) 
Jet Force Gemini (1999, N64)
Mega Man 7 (1995, SNES)
Spyro: Year of the Dragon (2000, Playstation)

#4: Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude (2004, Xbox 360)
Horizon Zero Dawn (2017, PS4)
Wild Arms (1996, Playstation)
Splatoon (2015, Wii U)

#3: Prey (2006, Xbox 360)
Star Fox 64 (1997, N64)
Final Fantasy VI (1994, SNES)
Pokemon Gold (1999, Game Boy Color)

#2: Halo: Combat Evolved (2001, Xbox 360)
Titanfall II (2016, PS4)
Dark Souls III (2016, PS4)
Bloodborne (2015, PS4)

#1: Knights of the Old Republic (2003, Xbox 360)
Doom (2016, Xbox One)
Xenogears (1998, Playstation)
Wild Arms II (1999, Playstation)

And here’s a few honorable mentions: Spider-Man (2000, Xbox), Altered Beast (1988, Sega Genesis), Sonic the Hedgehog (1991, Sega Genesis), Halo: Reach (2010, Xbox 360), Borderlands (2009), Smash Bros, Metroid 2/Fusion.

Other games briefly mentioned included Tiger Woods PGA Tour, Rock Band, Guitar Hero, Kingdom Hearts, Abe’s Odysee, Conker’s Bad Fur Day, Portal, Star Wars Battlefront, Injustice 2, and Arkham Origin.

And finally... a shoutout to some picks from the Laugh It Up Fuzzballs Facebook Group: Jak & Daxter 2, Super Smash Bros Melee, Gears of War, Mario Cart 64, Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire, Rampage World Tour, MK3, Tomb Raider, Bioshock 1 & 2, Injustice 1 & 2, Killer Instinct, Oregon Trail, Dance Dance Revolution, Duck Hunt, Super Mario World, Red Dead Redemption, Goldeneye, Arkham City, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Street Fighter 2, Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, Star Wars: Force Unleashed, Mario 64, Tetris, Elder Scrolls series, Bully, and Call of Duty.

This was an amazing episode. So much hilarity as we rambled and enjoyed each other’s company. Congrats on completing Level 46 of the podcast. Another great addition to the summer of guests but I always enjoy spending time with friends talking about the geek stuff we all love. Special thanks to Blue (@bluewolfd), Purple Man (@kingbeatfreak or https://www.youtube.com/user/riseofthefailbot), and Darth John (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmePcPMb7RQMrF_FgcVqYUQ) for joining me. Feel free to drop a comment here or contact me on Twitter and/or Instagram (@wookieeriot). I'd love to hear from you. Also subscribe to the feed on iTunes, GooglePlay, Twitcher, PlayerFM or Podcast Addict (or whatever Android app you use) if you're not already doing so. Better yet, rate the episode. Ratings help others find the madness. Tell your friends, geekery is always better with peers. You can also reach the show by e-mail, laughitupfuzzballpodcast@gmail.com., or by joining on Facebook (www.facebook.com/laughitupfuzzballpodcast). There's also a Laugh It Up Fuzzballs group page on Facebook you can request to join if you like (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1879505335626093). Thank YOU for being a part of this hilarity! I sincerely hope you enjoy the episode as much as we did recording it.

TTFN... Wookiee out!