IGN's Top 10 Most Influential Games

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Bill Loguidice
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I'm actually impressed, since to pick only 10 is very difficult and this one at least goes through the entire history of videogaming to build its list: http://games.ign.com/articles/840/840621p1.html

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forcefield58
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Most Influential List

What idea are you speaking of...you can't leave us hanging like this??????

Glad to see Half Life and Grand Theft Auto II in the list. Makes me happy to think about those games and the feelings I had while playing them after they first came out. Glad to also see the list isn't dependent on the hardware the games were made for and they're taking influential games as "games".

Cheers/Frank


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Mark Vergeer
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Yeah why not?



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Matt Barton
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Bill

Should we tell them about our idea, Bill? :-)

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Mark Vergeer
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Lists are lists and make you think about....

....your own specific preferences. Mine is a little different and very personal ;P


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I always like lists and this

I always like lists and this is one of the better ones. One of the reasons for this is that it tries to list the 10 most influential games - which you can at least try to evaluate (as opposed to Edge's "best" 100 for example).

I agree with the list - certainly with respect to those games that are in the genres I'm into - which gives me an opinion on the matter...

Bill Loguidice
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Ah, the beauty of lists...

I was never a fan of Super Mario 64 because I always got horribly lost, but I do understand the appeal and the design achievement. Moreso than Tomb Raider, which was obviously developed independently and came out right around the same time, Super Mario 64 got the 3D platformer/third person perspective concept right. And surely it was influential in that many games after that have merely been trying to refine what it established.

And yeah, while I don't think Doom deserves it either and I am an Wolfenstein 3D fan, that's probably not the best choice. Still, I have no major issue with it or anything else on the list. Wolfenstein 3D to me was highly influential, though a more critical choice may have been the contemporarily overlooked Ultima Underworld games...



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yakumo9275
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semi interesting. I did love

semi interesting. I did love me some Karate Champ.

I think the articles logic is kinda flawed. "Look 'Tetris' was a puzzle game. ergo all puzzle games that came after were children of tetris! Why every game released after 1985 was inflused by Super Mario Brosthers!"

I am pleased to see Dune II in there since most everyone seems to feature CNC with passing mention of dune 2.

Not sure why Super Mario 64 and Half Life are on the list.

I especially liked some of the comments saying Doom should have been on there instead of Wolfenstein.

Argh I always get so worked up when I see these crap lists. must. stop... now..

-- Stu --

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