Hopefully The Last of Us, if they sort out the connection issues.
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@darkstalker: I've always found the text box unresponsive. Just then I had to tap and hold it for a few seconds before it popped up.
Also, I can't quote people on iOS. All I see is reply and flag. When I reply to someone I've noticed sometimes their username doesn't turn red like usual, suggesting it isn't actually replying to them.
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.
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.
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:
- BioShock, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves* (30 points)
- Journey (25)
- Red Dead Redemption (20)
- Limbo, Rock Band* (19)
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (18)
- The Last of Us (17)
- Batman: Arkham Asylum (15)
- Fallout: New Vegas (14)
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warware (13)
- Crackdown (12)
Based on which made it on to the most lists:
- BioShock (9 lists)
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves* (8)
- Journey, Red Dead Redemption, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (7)
- Batman: Arkham Asylum, Limbo, Rock Band* (6)
- 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:
- Spelunky HD
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
- Portal 2