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#1 Posted by EVO (3868 posts) -

Hopefully The Last of Us, if they sort out the connection issues.

#2 Posted by EVO (3868 posts) -

I've been wanting a good pan for a while now. All I have is some shitty one that is probably giving me cancer.

#3 Posted by EVO (3868 posts) -

About 5%. Mostly the Machinarium soundtrack.

#4 Edited by EVO (3868 posts) -

@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.

#5 Edited by EVO (3868 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.

#6 Edited by EVO (3868 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.

#7 Posted by EVO (3868 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.

#9 Edited by EVO (3868 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
#10 Posted by EVO (3868 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.