In a recent interview with a University of Utah magazine, Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser revealed that, contrary to what you might assume, his favorite game of all time is not a traditional Nintendo title. Rather, it’s Myst, a puzzling PC adventure from a bygone era. While Myst has been ported to the DS, its heyday came on PC, where it met critical acclaim and massive commercial success, spending a while as the best-selling PC game of all time. Most of us have dabbled in non-Nintendo systems at some point (after all, there was almost no other way to survive the Wii U era). Some positively fantastic games lie beyond Nintendo’s family of systems. What’s the best non-Nintendo game you’ve played?
The choice is easy for me: Persona 4 Golden, my favorite game of all time. It was basically the only reason I got a Vita, and luckily, it single-handedly justified me owning a Vita through three incredible playthroughs. Half social sim and half turn-based JRPG, Persona 4 Golden emphatically hits on all fronts. Watching the lovable cast grow throughout your playthrough, getting completely sucked into the story, and just living life in the engrossing small town of Inaba is magical, and the game’s host of dungeons involve tense showdowns, a fun battle system with lots of room for strategy, and plenty of electrifying music tracks. The game started off strong and only got stronger throughout. It’s the definitive Vita title, the definitive JRPG, and hell, the definitive game as far as I’m concerned.
What about you? There is a whole world of great games beyond Nintendo’s deep libraries. Which is your favorite?