Originally Posted by backtothis
Not even going to lie, it's Kingdom Hearts for the PS2. First game I got for the console. First console game I replayed. First game I spent over a hundred hours on. Made me love RPGs. That was nearly a decade ago, and I'm only 19. Today, I still can't believe how ahead of its time the game was. My runner-ups would probably be Starcraft II and FFVII: Crisis Core (PSP).
I'd like to add Pokemon Crystal Version to the list. Not sure how I left that out. The Pokemon games on the GBC (first two generations) defined video games for my age group's childhood. Not sure how many hours I spent beating the Elite 4 and Red over 100 times so I could level up everything to 100. I'd also add Empire Earth to the list, making these games my top 5. I probably spent more time playing that RTS than every other game I've played in the past decade combined. Hundreds of hours. Then, Sierra shut down the multiplayer servers about four years ago.
Not going to bother including any online MMORPGs here since I don't really think they deserve it, but RuneScape and MapleStory were both pretty influential games in my life at one point, lol.