Top Favorited Games from the Presidency of Obama

Top Favorited Games from the Presidency of Obama


President Obama became President of The U.S.A in 2008 and while serving his legal two Terms it seems he was with us for such as short time. In His Years as President Obama saw the Expansion of The gaming industry unfold, it became an apparent hobby for all Ages. Top Favorited Games from the Presidency of Obama


Demon’s Souls – Oct. 6, 2009

Eagle-eyed gamers of Japanese exclusives, who had long seen FromSoftware as a C-level, dark horse copycat developer at that point, picked up the unknown game Demon’s Souls in 2009 and discovered that… wow, this is really good.

We mean, REALLY good.

Mass Effect 2 – Jan. 26, 2010

We’re going chronologically here, but if I had to pick a number 1 game from the list, this is an easy pick. Mass Effect 2 delivered on far more promises than it made, ultimately becoming the peak of all gaming trends that had been forming at that point.

Non-linear progress through a storyline, moral decisions, cinematic storytelling, world-building, optional quests, consequences for your decision. Mass Effect 2 might have scaled back from the vision that the original set, but it was a necessary change to make it an immortal franchise.

Just Cause 2 – March 23, 2010

I don’t often get along with the open-world formula that Rockstar established with Grand Theft Auto. Some might notice an absence of anything by Rockstar from this list, and that’s not an accident. It’s just not for me.

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies – July 11, 2010

I had been a casual fan of Dragon Quest up until this point, dabbling in the DS remakes and trying to see what so many Japanese loved about. I lacked the nostalgia that those who played it in the Famicom and Super Famicom years possessed, so I found myself coming up a bit short of the pure, unbridled love that they held in their hearts and memories.

That didn’t stop me from fully embracing this game.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Nov. 11, 2011

Skyrim is eternal. Many games have come and gone since 2011, but this is a game that can still make headlines six years after its initial release.

There’s just simply so much to do, and while plenty of games have surpassed it in terms of sheer size, none have ever seemed that large. Bethesda had always wanted to drop players into a genuine kingdom built entirely to scale, and I’m not sure if they can ever come this close to doing so again.

Crimson Shroud – Oct. 25, 2012

Crimson Shroud is a micro JRPG that can be beaten in a mere four hours if you know what you’re doing, but it’s still the absolute best-designed JRPG of the last ten years. You can read my extensive review on this game, but if that’s tldr, this might be Yasumi Matsuno’s most complete game he’s ever made. High praise for the man who made Final Fantasy Tactics.

Shovel Knight – June 26, 2014

Retro homages are a dime a dozen these days, but what sets the great ones apart from the forgettable ones is hitting a sweet spot where passion meets genuine talent for game design. No game hit this narrow point more precisely than Shovel Knight.

Terra Battle – Oct. 9, 2014

I thought about squeezing another favorite of mine like Bravely Default or Super Mario Land 3D in here, but truth be told, I would be horribly mistaken if I didn’t mention this free-to-play mobile game. Some might sneer, but the pedigree behind Terra Battle is sky high, giving it a bit more credence than most free-to-play games.

Stardew Valley – Feb. 26, 2016

Nothing really new to write about here. It’s just a perfect indie game that speaks to all of my tastes. Great music, a pleasing 16-bit aesthetic and construction choices that are limited enough to not be intimidating.

Final Fantasy XV – Nov. 29, 2016

Oh… I just love this game. I played around with the Moogle Carnival just recently, and I had a great time mindlessly collecting stupid charms and medallions, all for no reason. Noctis and the boys are the most charming group of dudes in recent video gaming memory, and Director Hajime Tabata created an adventure that makes you feel proud to be a Final Fantasy fan after all these years.

While the Clinton Years had many Classic Games which are founding fathers of Gaming, There are some Magical Classic Games which We will remember from those years.