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ir’s Favorite Video Games

 Okami [PlayStation 2, Wii]

A poisonous evil falls over Nippon as Yami, the Dark Lord, awakens the demonic spirits that plague the island nation and all beauty and life are sucked out of the world. The Sun Goddess, Amaterasu, comes to use the power of the Celestial Brush to eliminate the evil and restore beauty and peace to the land she protects.

ir’s Favorite Video Games

 Persona 3 Portable [PSP]

Every night at midnight, there is a secret 25th hour of the day–the Dark Hour, for which the world sleeps–only experienced wakefully by a select few. They are those with the potential to wield Personas in battle, otherworldly selves of great power who can combat the Shadows that creep during the dark hour. A new student, who comes to Gekkokan High School, is mysteriously able to use multiple Personae, and is drafted into S.E.E.S., the secret student group dedicated to stopping the Shadows and destroying their stronghold, Tartarus.

ir’s Favorite Video Games

 Bayonetta [XBOX 360, PS3]

After a slumber of 500 years, the Umbra Witch Bayonetta wakes with no memory of who she truly is. Her search for her past comes to a head in the ancient city-state of Vigrid, where, tailed by a journalist bent on his own brand of revenge and and the ghosts of her past, Bayonetta aims to bring an end to the war between light and dark, waged between Umbra Witches and Lumen Sages.

ir’s Favorite Video Games

 Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- [PlayStation Portable]

SOLDIER Zack Fair attains his goal of becoming one of ShinRa’s famous SOLDIER 1st Class–but as he ascends to this much honored rank, his fellow 1st Class, Sephiroth, Angeal, and Genesis, all fall victim to their own corruption–all of it at the hands of the very organization that they serve.

ir’s Favorite Video Games

 Final Fantasy VIII [PlayStation]

SeeD graduate Squall Leonhart is sent on his very first mission–to assist the resistance group the Forest Owls in their quest to reclaim the nation of Timber. The simple mission morphs into something much more complicated, however, as Squall and his friends, including the carefree Rinoa Heartilly, are tasked to eliminate the power of the Sorceress Ultimecia. 

ir’s Favorite Video Games

 Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days [Nintendo DS]

The days count down as Roxas awakens for the first time. Over the course of 358 days, in the company of two people who mean more than they could ever know, he will search for the meaning behind his existence–and the Keyblade–all before his final week as his own being.

ir’s Favorite Video Games

 Kingdom Hearts II (Playstation 2)

With the mysterious message “Thank Naminé” in the journal as he awakens, Sora sets off to tackle the threat of the Organization XIII, while continuing his quest to rescue the friend that he left behind in the darkness. Along the way, the history surrounding the Keyblade and the Organization all come open before him.

ir’s Favorite Video Games

 Samurai Warriors 3 [Wii]

In the Sengoku Era, Japan’s fate was decided by the warlords and warriors who made it up. Separated into warring states, the warlords face off against one another in order to see who walks away as the ruler of all Japan! Love, betrayal, and the looming threat of westernization all take their roles on the stage set by history itself.

ir’s Favorite Video Games

 Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories [PlayStation 2]

With the path home closed off behind him, Sora can only take the path ahead–and it leads him to the mysterious Castle Oblivion, where to find is to lose and to lose is to find. He is taken on a dangerous journey through the thirteen floors of Castle Oblivion to set his memory straight. Meanwhile, Riku is sent through the basement floors of the Castle, seeking to fight the growing darkness within his heart.

ir’s Favorite Video Games

 Pokémon Conquest [Nintendo DS]

The Ransei region is in the grasp of war between seventeen kingdoms, with each warlord aiming to be the one to unify the region! Alongside your Pokemon, you, the Warlord of Aurora Kingdom, sets out to battle the famed warlords of the Sengoku era in order to claim Ransei under one banner!

ir’s Favorite Video Games

 Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes [Wii]

East meets West in the battle for Japan! In the Warring States era, Japan is thrown into chaos after the frontrunner, Nobunaga Oda, has met his demise at Honnoji, with his retainer, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, dying to illness. It is a world-class battle for the fate of Japan in the hands of Mitsunari Ishida and Ieyasu Tokugawa, and it all ends at Sekigahara!