This is a short list of games that really stayed in my heart, if you have not played these, I highly recommend them!

  • NieR RepliCant

This damn game, there's no way I can do it justice by describing it with words, but it's the best gaming experience I've ever had, with God-tier music.
(A spin-off from the Drakengard series)

  • NieR: Automata

The sequel to NieR RepliCant - It shows you something until you think you know it, then turns it for you to see how much more there is left to understand.
Your expectations set in one iteration will be subverted in the next. You have to see the whole side from one perspective to understand why the people who can’t see the full picture, act the way they do. And to understand this is the tragedy that will define the whole game.

  • Drakengard 3

Like Nier, this game often tugs at your heart strings and delivers real-world issues. Its distinctly dark and twisted story with deplorable characters is what made this game so memorable. I also found myself chuckling consistently over pretty dirty conversations throughout the game.

  • Final Fantasy Tactics

It's a sublime game with an addictive battle system and a story as bloody and intricate as any HBO show. It's heart-wrenching and revolves around the main character who gets framed, betrayed, and attacked like nobody deserves.

  • Final Fantasy Type-0

Pretty heavy story at times, rapidly built into something that felt pretty unique in the FF universe and has been a lot of fun.