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#1 Edited by EVO (3864 posts) -

@mento said:

the mechanics of a game encompasses everything that allows it to function as intended by its designers

That's a pretty good definition. In fact, much better than anything I was taught at uni.

I've always thought of mechanics as anything that is integral to the gameplay, but I guess that's just core mechanics.

#2 Edited by EVO (3864 posts) -

I played through Beyond Good & Evil recently and although I didn't like it anywhere near as much as you do, I completely agree on the text input. It's easily the most intuitive and elegant method I know of for a controller. Is it a mechanic though? I mean, it doesn't really affect the gameplay. But then again, after studying game design I'm still not entirely sure what a game mechanic is.

Nonetheless, good thread dude. Looking forward to more of these.

#3 Posted by EVO (3864 posts) -

Volgarr the Viking probably isn't a hidden gem but you should definitely play it if you haven't already, especially if you're up for a challenge. Beating it was one of the most satisfying experiences in recent memory.

#5 Edited by EVO (3864 posts) -
@hamst3r said:

It would be nice if someone would combine these lists into one weighted list.

I did the numbers...

The best game of the generation, based on the total votes received (1 = 5 points, 2 = 4 points etc.) is:

  1. BioShock, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves* (30 points)
  2. Journey (25)
  3. Red Dead Redemption (20)
  4. Limbo, Rock Band* (19)
  5. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (18)
  6. The Last of Us (17)
  7. Batman: Arkham Asylum (15)
  8. Fallout: New Vegas (14)
  9. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warware (13)
  10. Crackdown (12)

Based on which made it on to the most lists:

  1. BioShock (9 lists)
  2. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves* (8)
  3. Journey, Red Dead Redemption, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (7)
  4. Batman: Arkham Asylum, Limbo, Rock Band* (6)
  5. The Last of Us (5)

*A few developers listed series instead of games (I hate it when people do that). For these, I just awarded the votes to the first game in the series, so it's possible that Uncharted 2 actually received the most votes.

Here's my top 5:

  1. Spelunky HD
  2. Journey
  3. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  4. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  5. Portal 2
#6 Posted by EVO (3864 posts) -

I'm ok with this. I mean, it would have been nice to get a discount, but it doesn't happen with other media e.g. repurchasing a film on Blu-ray.

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#8 Posted by EVO (3864 posts) -

Are roman noodles a thing?

#9 Posted by EVO (3864 posts) -

@evo said:

It had some classic games, but I wouldn't call it a classic system. If it is then so is the GameCube and pretty much every other system. You've gotta draw the line somewhere.

I'd classify the Gamecube as a "classic system". Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2, the first release of Resident Evil 4, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Mario Sunshine? All of those hold up pretty well. Doesn't hurt that I consider at least one of those one of the best games ever made.

A handful of games doesn't make a classic system. I can only think of a dozen or so games that I would add to that list. On the other hand, I could probably name 50 for the PS2.

#10 Posted by EVO (3864 posts) -

It had some classic games, but I wouldn't call it a classic system. If it is then so is the GameCube and pretty much every other system. You've gotta draw the line somewhere.