- - What are the greatest games of all time, and why?
- What are you playing at the moment, and how is it?
Greatest game of all time: Goldeneye (Nintendo 64) closely followed by Crysis 1 (PC) and GTA Vice City (PC)
I'm a pacifist, but I love FPS and 3PS's... Goldeneye was so satisfying to play, and the multiplayer was fair, and fun! Crysis 1 is an oldie but I still mess with the North Koreans in this game occasionally, the AI is quite smart, and the suit's powers give some interesting tactical choices. I loved GTA Vice City for similar reasons, it offers decent tactical choices in completing missions along with plenty of opportunity to mess about in a fun sandbox world.
What I'm playing now: Darksiders 2 (PC) and Just Cause 2 (PC)
I'm downloading Darksiders 2 right now, because it looks like a lot of flashy, fast-paced fun. And I've been enjoying Just Cause 2 recently because though it is an old game, it offers a huge, beautiful sandbox world with lots of tactical options (a bit like Crysis and GTA Vice City), solid gameplay (once you get on top of the controls) and plenty to blow up!
I've been gaming forever (I remember Breakout and Space Invaders in the arcade) but my choices are really shallow in terms of story! On the flipside, I'm really looking forward to playing something a bit deeper, like Journey, when I can get my hands on a Playstation one of these days. In choosing books, movies and games, I do occasionally try out the heavier classics, like Dear Ester, but I'm mostly about fun.
I still believe that terrific, fun games can have great stories, interesting characters and thought-provoking ideas too: one day I'll find a game that is both fun and deeply satisfying as art too... though I suspect that Journey is this... and, hopefully Ghost of a Tale will be too! Here's the ancient Breakout and Space Invaders, but modern games are waaaaaaay better: