So here's a question I don't think has been asked yet. What's your favorite game? I don't just mean, what's your favorite right now since that's basically just asking what have you been playing recently, (at least for me it would be) and while I would also love to hear about that in this thread I'm asking a different question: What game is and always will be your favorite? That one game you keep coming back to after years and years? Tell us about it!
For me it's Cave Story. Which if you haven't played it, it's free (you'll want the Aeon Genisis Translation), or if the chiptune/graphical style isn't for you then you can get a version with better graphics and remastered music for about 15 bucks on steam. Or if you don't wanna play it on your computer it exists on a few different platforms.
I played this game for the first time when I was around 11 or 12 (holy shit it's been that long.) I had heard things about it from my brother, namely that it had multiple endings and multiple primary weapons to choose from. But I didn't really know much else beyond that. But it wasn't until that time that I got my first gamepad, a shitty Logitech controller that looked like a PS2 controller. With this new controller I sought out games that I could play with it, my brother suggested Cave Story and I thought "what the hell, it's free!"
I expected some nicely paced platform-shooting. What I did not expect was an AMAZING video game soundtracks that has been remixed to death, a really awesome story arc with characters that are interesting and memorable, a secret ending with an awesome payoff, and more polish and attention to detail than anything I've seen since ... all produced by ONE GUY IN HIS SPARE TIME.
There's just so many things that this game does right I can't even begin to describe it.
So what's your favorite game?
(edit 1: words)