Post what they are here, as well as an explanation for each if you're up for it. 1. Mega Man X This game absolutely revolutionized the platformer genre with controls even more fluid than Mario and a good plot, for it's time, anyway. I still get feels when I see Zero saving X and when Zero dies. 2. Shadow Hearts This is one of the most underrated, underhyped RPGs of all time. It has a setting in WWI with dark fantasy elements. I enjoy media set in WWI and WWII because so many new technologies, like tanks, machine guns and the like, were being tested on battlefields. Dark fantasy's great because it shows how the existence of magic wouldn't be entirely wondrous. Character development was honestly kinda fucked, but it's still good. 3. Super Mario World Much like Mega Man X, this game revolutionized the platformer genre, though it was much more fast-paced than the former. It also helped promote my favorite console, the SNES. 4. Command and Conquer: Red Alert This is something of a speculative fiction game and something of a sci-fi game. Einstein goes back in time and eliminates Hitler. As cliche as this sounds, it's handled extremely well. With no check to the Soviet Union's power, Stalin begins seizing large swaths of land in Africa and Europe. The remaining European nations band together and wage a desperate gorilla war on the advancing Soviets. 5. Final Fantasy IX This game had an absolutely amazing plot of people from different walks of life coming together to oppose a common antagonist, as all Final Fantasies tend to. It returned to the roots of the series and had a simple, yet surprisingly deep, ability system. Junctioning in FF8 was a pain in the ass.