The inaugural Duder's Perspective Games are....
So I was reading in the forums about games or game franchises that have passed you by whether you couldn't afford it at the time, no access to it, or maybe like me you have been wasting away not being able to pry yourself from the repetition of destiny that just controls too good to stop and it got me thinking. Would any of you be interested in a monthly older game book club of types? Here is how I would imagine it working.
We list games that we should play based on what we haven't or would like to go back through then vote on which one we play. Next, we would take a month to finish the game and all meet back here to talk about the game what we liked? or hated? or wished it did differently or even just what place it has had on history.
I know certain games I only really get through with the help of the social aspect or "water cooler" talk and thought this would be a good way to bring that feeling to some older games.
What do ya'll think?
Alright well this took off and has become larger than I ever thought it would in just a couple of days so to clear things up this is the format as of now.
1) You have games that are older and want to play, or games that you want to play again and think others shouldn't have missed out on.
2) A Duder's Prerspective < This is the link to the google doc where we have listed out the games we want to play, there is a sheet for AAA (or longer) games and a sheet for "Indie" (or shorter) games. Fill out as much as you would like on the spreadsheet and the rest of us will fill in the gaps.
3) From there the next two pages on the spreadsheet consist of the voting pages first is AAA second is Indie, list your top 5 games in order of what you want to play. Scoring will be 1st place votes get 5 points, 2nd place gets 4, 3rd place gets 3 and so on. The scores will be added up and the game will be chosen based on the highest score, you can add or edit your list up until voting closes (The first found of voting will close on Monday 7/13 at 10 pm Eastern)
After the game has been chosen we can figure out a reasonable time frame to complete the game and have discussion checkpoints about the game. The AAA game will probably variable in length where as the Indie games I would like to keep closer to a week or two just to keep the momentum rolling. This will remain a thread for general discussion or ideas on how this could be run better, changes to the format, and announcements for what games we are currently playing through. Once the games are chose the threads for those games will be created and Titled "A Duder's Perspective: (insert game)" credit to @oscar__explosion for the name. That way discussions in that thread will only pertain to that game and if you haven't started the game yet you know what thread to avoid if you don't want anything spoiled.
I know not everyone will have access to everything, but we are gonna try our hardest to make this as inclusive as it can be. The list is completely open to anything you want to add and there will be an accessibility rating system in the sheet to help see how easy it should be to access at a glance.
A special thanks to @hypnotoadbrwowrowrow for coming up with a way to score a games accessibility rating:
- Platform (1/3/4)
- 4 = Current Gen. x2 + Last Gen x2 (typically includes PC); iOS
- 3 = Concurrent Gen x2 (typically includes PC); PC + Multi Gen;
- 1 = Only 2 Platforms; Only PC
- Playtime (1/2/3) [indie in parenthesis]
- 1 = 20+ hrs (0-4.5)
- 2 = 11-19 hrs (5-8)
- 3 = 0-10 hrs (9-11)
- Price (1/2/3)
- 3 = $0-5
- 2 = $6-10
- 1 = $10-15
- 0 = $16+
- +1 = If it has previously been a PS+ or Game w/ Gold (regardless of generation)
- Final Rating (0-10)
- Gold = 9-10
- Silver = 7-8
- Bronze = 5-6