I have been on an old *** game kick of late.
Since this thread was last bumped, actually, I have played a LOT of games. Amnesia: The Dark Descent was probably the best horror game of all time. Bastion had such an amazing soundtrack and the narrator's voice is very sexy in an older cowboy way. But the old *** games:
Psychonauts - ****ING AMAZING platformer. So good. The last level literally almost made me put my fist through the screen of my laptop, but it was so fun and the storyline was just so inventive and inspired. Plus, it looks like they used either the Santa Cruz mountains of the Sierra Nevadas for their inspiration for all of the level design, so it felt like home to me.
Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines - An amazing RPG with tons of depth in a modern setting. The fighting system is a little janky, but who gives a ****? I love the way that your skills affect the dialog trees, such that they reflect skills in Intimidation, Seduction, and Persuasion. Plus, I have always loved the Vampire the Masquerade take on vampires. The only downside is the slight knowledge that they were partially responsible for the Vampire craze. But so was Buffy, and we can forgive her. So.
Planescape: Torment - The game I'm currently playing, and a true classic. Again, the fighting system is really clunky and ****ty, but the dialog is so detailed and ridiculous, and your stats affect it here, too. Plus, the world is insanely fun - it's the outer planes of D&D, all filtered through a city that's essentially based on like a magical dystopia crossed with 18th or 19th century London. If yer a trig cove, you'll rattle yer bone box at the right cutter and figure out your identity.