Dictation of Play? The best video games…apparently

Now I know it has been a long time my petit-filles but I have been exceptionally busy however, don’t worry I promise I shall pour my general thoughts and rambles upon your head in as humungous amounts as possible.

Now my story today is exploring a field that I’m not particularly familiar with (or even good at) and that is the world of computer games!!… Actually scratch that, there is one game I’m really good at!! Advanced Sudoku on Brain Training though how much that counts I’m not sure?

Anyway, the reason for this trip into unknown territories is that on Saturday whilst providing reception cover in a Jaguar dealership (that’s cars not the cats, seriously big shock otherwise) I was perusing through The Independent and I came across the 50 best video games….And….it really caused me emotional pain and anguish!!

The top 50 held some valid observations but appeared to be more like someone trying to mix in obvious and fabulous games (No question) with those that would be more likely to fall under the radar and are only being put in to make the piece seem more intellectual and worldly….You know in the same way people throw random foreign films (that they blantantly didn’t enjoy) into a conversation on film to make themselves look really smart and better than us mere mortals who do enjoy a good chick flick and don’t expect the visual equivalent of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics.

It really bugs me the need to be overly pretentious (believe it or not) because it takes away the fun and enjoyment factor from games and suggests that there should be a level of acceptability amongst them. For fluffy, pink, pussy cats sake!! People should be aloud to just do what personally makes them happy!! I mean I adore Tomb raider on the wii but can I play it? Hell no! I can’t even complete the practice level (seriously I have no coordination when it comes to flailing around with that remote) but it doesn’t stop me enjoying it because I have no pressure…. That is until I’m now being told the type of games I should be (attempting in my case) play!

Perhaps people will think I’m misinterpreting the article but surely when it comes to things for play there can be no such thing as BEST because best is based on personal choice!

Oh, incidentally tomb raider probably one of the most famous games did not make the list…

So here’s the top 50 opinionate at leisure:

  1. wii sports (love it)
  2. Braid(?? seriously what the fu…is this??)
  3. Halo 3
  4. Fallout 3
  5. Rock Band (seriously just get some regular bloody instruments and be creative)
  6. Burnout paradise (not about marijuana…my mistake)
  7. Dr Kawahima’s Brain training
  8. Gears of War
  9. Guild Wars (a pattern of loving war me thinks? seriously if I went out and said I love playing war someone would lock me up… where is the logic?
  10. Rez Hd (what? just what?)
  11. Mario Kart (love it, but it just confirms my suspicions that i shouldn’t be aloud on the roads)
  12. Sid Meiers Civilization Revolution
  13. Bioshock
  14. Crisis core: Final Fantasy VII (the dude in the picture looks like mr Blackett, yummy)
  15. Guitar hero III legends of Rock
  16. Project Gotham Racing 4
  17. Medieval 2: Total War
  18. Call of duty 4: Modern warfare
  19. world of warcraft
  20. Geometry wars: Retro Evolved 2 (what does this involve? war using protractors and set squares? hehehe I love it merely for the title)
  21. Forza Motorsport 2
  22. Peggle
  23. Lego Indiana Jones: the original adventures (another game I can not work yet my 4 year old bro can… perhaps I should just accept my fate)
  24. The legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  25. Singstar II
  26. Football Manager 2009 (hetro boy alert hetro boy alert!!!!)
  27. Tetris DS
  28. Half-Life 2: The orange box
  29. Mass effect
  30. Super Mario  RPG: Legend of the seven stars
  31. Pro evolution soccer 2009 (this has bored many an evening for me…god damn men and there need for constant football.. go out and really play the bloody game instead of shouting at the television)
  32. Command and Conquer 3: Tiberian wars
  33. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the patriots
  34. Eve Online
  35. Uno (seriously this isn’t a joke)
  36. Tiger woods PGA Tour 09
  37. Spore
  38. Grand theft auto IV
  39. Lost Odyssey
  40. Space Invaders Extreme
  41. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue
  42. Picross DS
  43. Soul Calibur IV
  44. Diablo II
  45. Buzz! Quizz TV
  46. Top Spin 3
  47. Puzzle Quest
  48. Resident Evil 4 Wii edition
  49. Bomberman Live
  50. Pokemon Diamond/ Pearl (this makes me want to break in to Prince songs “if I gave you diamonds and pearl would you be a happy boy or a girllllllll” yes I would )
Loves and hugs my fellow gamers!!