Re: Video games
A lot of my wow titles were from previous generations with different standards, for it's day the original Half Life and particularly Deus Ex which followed it were mind blowing.
Given the scope, length and depth of the story I'd have to say Baldur's gate as well.
Not to mention Castlevania Symphony of the night, to date that game still mind boggles me.
Current generation, though it is far from the best, Killzone 3 is a technical marvel, if you're looking for the very best of cutting edge graphics, that is it. God of War 3 is similarly incredible, though I'm not a huge God of War fan.
Minecraft continually startles me, I saw recently that a guy managed to build a computer in the game with ram that did division. I had to stop and think about that one for a while.
A disquiet mind at therapy with the music.