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Socoder -> On Topic -> Are these the best games of the Decade?

Wed, 11 Nov 2009, 08:36
dna
www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2009/11/the-20-best-video-games-of-the-decade.html

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Wed, 11 Nov 2009, 08:56
Jayenkai
I've hardly played any of those!

So, no..

Wario Ware's not on the list?! WTF?!

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Wed, 11 Nov 2009, 09:31
JL235
Shenmue, Jet Set Radio and Deus Ex aren't on there either.

It's also pretty well dominated by quite similar titles. Some of those I'd agree are good, like Mass Effect, but the idea that it's one of the best games of the last decade makes me feel pretty sad. I also played Gears of War 2 a bit in Hong Kong (there people never ask you to stop playing on games in stores) and I thought it was nothing special. That should definitely be removed. I suspect some were also there not because they were good, but because they were a success. Namely Halo.

Overall I think it's a pretty bad list.
Wed, 11 Nov 2009, 12:02
shroom_monk
Well, if they didn't include those games, then all the fanboys would rise up and shout 'why!?'! At the end of the day, opinion is opinion, not fact, and the 'best game(s) of the <INSERT TIME PERIOD HERE>' is always going to be subjective.

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Wed, 11 Nov 2009, 14:20
blanko1324
It's not a bad list, I guess. I'd choose Morrowinds over Oblivion though. It's also sad to see that the good majority of them are futuristic, space-marine, combat games - where'd originality go?

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Wed, 11 Nov 2009, 14:46
Phoenix
And where are the indie games? This is just a blockbuster list.
Thu, 12 Nov 2009, 00:07
Afr0
Hm.
Not a terrible list, but I'm disappointed The Sims isn't in there somewhere. And to be honest, I feel that GTA 4 was better than San Andreas, and Guitar Hero: World Tour was better than Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock.

Edit: And no, Portal doesn't get the first place! Damnit, it's a good game, but not the best game of the decade!

Edit: First place should probably have gone to The Sims or WoW.

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Thu, 12 Nov 2009, 09:31
zebeste
The only one I feel definitely should be on there (of the ones I've played) is Shadow of the Colossus. I really like Mass Effect, FFXII, and some of the others, but I'm not sure they actually deserve to be considered in the top 20.
Thu, 12 Nov 2009, 12:42
CodersRule
Actually, I agree with portal at first place.
Thu, 12 Nov 2009, 14:57
Jayenkai
Yeah, Portal was good, but.. "Best of the decade" good? 'cos don't forget that HL2 was also this decade. I'd count that as better than Portal.

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Thu, 12 Nov 2009, 18:08
JL235
Portal was a really good idea, and it's an awesome game. But it was a short game and I felt it dragged (just a little) towards the end.

There is a very long list of FPS titles I'd put above portal, including Half Life 2 and Deus Ex. But it would rank high on my list of 'best good ideas in games of the last decade'.
Sun, 15 Nov 2009, 16:30
dna
The one thing about portal was that the gore was minimal.


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Sun, 15 Nov 2009, 23:57
shroom_monk
That's because robots don't bleed.
Chell does though. A lot.

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