Favorite Shelf #3: Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection (PlayStation 3)

Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection (PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360, 2009) surrounds a great list of games with nice presentation, accessibility and extras. It's one of the best games of all time in my favorite genre of all time, and it's taking its rightful place on my Favorite Shelf.

Favorite Shelf #2: Street Fighter 2 (PC Engine)

Image result for street fighter 2 champion editionSuper Street Fighter 2: Champion Edition for the PC Engine (1993) is a great home-console port of a great first update to a great Capcom arcade game, Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior (1991), within the great Street Fighter series. Did I mention that it's great?

More importantly, it's a perfect example of why I chose the system and the first game I sought out specifically. That's why it's taking its rightful place on the favorite shelf.

Favorite Shelf #1: Dragon Quest VIII (PlayStation 2)

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (PlayStation 2, 2005) is the perfect inaugural entry onto my Favorite Shelf. It's a great game, an interesting landmark in the series, and also happens to be my favorite game of all time. It's a great representation of what my Favorite Shelf should be, which is a great representation of my leisurely self.

I'm also a sucker for a (corny) happy ending, and it has a tremendous (corny) happy ending.