Not the video game you think it's the best, necessarily, because while I can think of games that are way better games as far as story, graphics, and gameplay than my personal favorites, they are still my favorites. Now, my favorite game for just the whole overall experience I had playing it will probably be FF7 (groans heard all around) Yes, yes I know but it is - I wasn't allowed video games growing up, and had run out of books one hot summer day and my husband says to me: "Hey, there's this idiot in SF who's selling FF7 for forty bucks, you aren't going to work today." And so we drove hours into the bay to pick up a replacement for a game a friend had borrowed and lost and I had only seen little clips of (and wasn't too impressed with). Cue lazy summer afternoons discovering with wide eyes that video games were not, in fact, the Devil; that I could engage in so many more parts of my brain that JUST reading while I moved along a story. And it was totally my kind of story- but we all know the story, so I don't have to explain that. Now, rapidly scaling my list of favorites is Zelda, The Ocarina of Time. I never forgot sneaking over to my friends houses to watch the play bits of it when I was young- too afraid lightning would strike me if I tried playing myself, and then years later, playing a little in high school and sucking so badly I gave up. But feeling nostalgic, my Mr. bought me this game the other day, and I'm really enjoying it. I like the puzzles. The annoying "go there, do this, good. Now go back and undo everything you just did so you can do something else. Repeat." And I like the battles (after Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, I an IN LOVE with Target Lock. There is no Target Lock in Monster Hunter- it may very well be one of the BEST games ever made, but it is insanely difficult.) And just dozing on the couch listening to the music while I play- it's soothing. Anyway. Share your favorite games and what made them your favorite games. If anyone posts something like OMG L!!KE FFX 4evAh!!!!111 (and that's all- and you aren't obviously joking) I'm hacking the server, tracking you down, and doing very bad things to your computer. You don't know that I can't.