But that doesn't mean that I'm not interested, either! Many famous video game series are not available on Nintendo consoles. Other famous series are on Nintendo consoles, but I've never played them. Whatever the series' home video game company, there's always new things to try every day. And so, I decided I'd make a list of 12 video game franchises I'd like to try someday.
Not quite sure, however, if this counts as a Top 12 or if it's just a regular list without any order... Also, keep in mind that I don't know as much about those franchises as I do about the franchises I've already tried. And if you don't see a series on this list, if it's a series with any few games on Nintendo consoles, then I probably already tried that series.
11. American McGee's Alice
10. Animal Crossing
9. Ratchet & Clank
8. Batman: Arkhan series
6. Fire Emblem
5. Jak & Daxter
My knowledge of Metroid is still extremely limited. I should get my mind off Mario and Pokémon sometimes and try different Nintendo franchises, huh? Some of the Metroid gams are truly impressive, with the world of Super Metroid being incredibly large. The concept behind Metroid has been the basis for a lot of more recent video game franchises, such as Halo. Would I have fun with this game? I think so. It sure would take me time to get used to the gameplay. However, my Pokémon fan friend played them, and she had fun. Hm, I'm pretty sure I'd enjoy these games too.
And frankly, this is the main reason why this series sounds so great. The characters? Aside from those who were in Brawl, I don't really know any other. Except maybe Giygas, which has to be one of the most epic RPG villains. Sure he's the one destroyed by prying, but still... Did I mention it had to be the player praying for it to work?
2. Assassin's Creed
1. Kingdom Hearts
GASP! I never played Kingdom Hearts? Wow, I really suck! It must really be awful to be me, since I never played this brilliant mix of Final Fantasy with Disney! Seriously, though, I know this series has a ton of fans, and it's one of the franchises with the most fanfics ever. That says something about its popularity. Then again, at least part of the series' popularity can be attributed to simply being a gigantic Disney crossover, with characters we've loved and cherished ever since we were kids.
Kingdom Hearts is the Number 1 reason why I should definitely get some non-Nintendo consoles. Everyone has a good time with those games, and when I hear fans of the series telling me about it, I can see why. An RPG that combines our most dearly-remembered characters with complex stories with comedy, drama and all the good stuff we find in well-built storylines... Truly, if there's one series I want to try someday, it's this one.
So... I guess that ends this Top 12 list. If I needed any reason to buy a non-Ninendo console... Well, I got 8 reasons right there. And I go four reasons to buy Nintendo series out of my field of expertise, too. I'd say that if I even manage to try all those series over the course of my life, I'll be very happy. And yeah, I guess that's the point: Be happy playing your video games, and sometimes discover those played by people that are not yourself.
Tune in next week for the fourth round of video game reviews, with Garfield: The Search For Pooky!