NOTE: Those 4 systems are all. I don't have a Gamecube, Wii or PS3, so I can't vouch for them. If I've played any of them, it wasn't for that long. As for game placements, if they're placed in a year you don't agree with, well, first of all, I'm basing this off European/Australian/American release dates (whatever's the earliest), not Japanese dates. That, or they were released quite late in the year before where they're placed.
2000: Banjo-Tooie Runner ups: Final Fantasy IX, Legend of Dragoon, Perfect Dark
2001: Grand Theft Auto 3 Runner ups: Conker's Bad Fur Day, Dark Cloud, Paper Mario
2002: Ratchet and Clank Runner ups: Final Fantasy X, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Kingdom Hearts
2003: Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando Runner ups: Call of Duty, Dark Chronicle
2004: Half Life 2 Runner ups: Burnout 3: Takedown, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Ninja Gaiden, Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal, Unrea
If there was ever an RPG that was overlooked because Final Fantasy hogged the spotlight at any given time, why not look back at when Final Fantasy was able to do it without too many problems; the dawn of the PS1. Final Fantasy 7 broke the mold by introducing some 3D graphics into the RPG genre, as well as a fairly compelling storyline and neat turn-based combat. However, there's a game that manages to do a far better job of it, but unfortunately, not enough people are talking about it because FF7 and FF8 overshadowed it. Yeah, this one game managed a more complex battle system and a kickass storyline to boot. This game is, of course, Legend of Legaia, for the PS1.
Legend of Legaia is about these things called Seru that, if fused with a human, can make them superhuman. These superhumans have to venture into the mist and destroy it and whoever created it, as well as seeking out some Genesis
I'm going to kickstart this blog by saying that I have a passion for gaming. When I was 3 years old, I picked up my very first controller - a Sega Genesis controller. Since then, I bought systems that came out for the next generations, but only one per generation, like in this one - I got an Xbox 360. The last one, I got a PS2. The one before was the PS1. I'm sure that my folks had an NES for my oldest brother - oh *bleep* this, the point is, while I don't have a million systems, I do have a decent amount of games for the systems I have (or memory cards in the case of the PS1 - backwards compatable PS2 FTW BROS :D). As a bit of a collector, I have some games I doubt the average gamer has even touched. No, I'm not restricting myself to 8-bit and 16-bit games, I'm not a nostalgic. Nah, I'll include the PS1, PS2 and 360 as well. I'll also alert you guys if I spot a bad game in my collection