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About Steve's comment on the "perfect game"...
« on: January 19, 2006, 05:09:10 pm »
...the perfect game is clearly EXCITEBIKE!


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Re: About Steve's comment on the "perfect game"...
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2006, 07:57:15 pm »
Clearly it is Final Fantasy VII! I AM NOT A FANBOY! (That is a lie)

Myst was perfect too.

So was Sim Tower.

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Re: About Steve's comment on the "perfect game"...
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2006, 09:06:19 pm »
Sim Tower was great until you hit a 3 star rating. Then it got really slow, and just wasn't as cool.
I've always hoped for a Sim Tower 2 some day...
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Re: About Steve's comment on the "perfect game"...
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2006, 09:10:58 pm »
The Perfect Game?

I don't listen to the podcasts so I'm not sure exactly what he was saying, but to me the perfect game would be something very much like Magic: the Gathering.
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Re: About Steve's comment on the "perfect game"...
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2006, 09:56:07 pm »
I can name a few games I personally consider 'perfect', but Steve has a point about Tetris being the perfect game in the sense that so many people can play it.

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Re: About Steve's comment on the "perfect game"...
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2006, 11:38:11 am »
I will probably write about this more on the site and such but I was talking about Tetris being the "prefect game" in that anyone in the world can play Tetris (young, old, doesn't matter what language you speak), it provides the exact same experience no matter the system, and you can learn how to play in seconds. It is the only video game which I can think which meets all of these criteria and which will still be played 1000 years from now (and provide the exact same game experience in 1000 years from now, sort of like Chess).
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Re: About Steve's comment on the "perfect game"...
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2006, 12:51:51 pm »
I absolutely agree with you Steve, Tetris is the perfect "Game", but let's be realistic for a second:

Games have stopped being just plain games, and have become experiences

Tetris is the perfect game in every single way you point out, but as much as it's a perfect game, it's also forgettable, because it's not an experience. This doesn't make it BAD in any way, it's just not the same. Think of other games. Think Metal Gear Solid 2 & 3, think Shadow Hearts, think Final Fantasy games, think Grand Theft Auto; hell even think about games that weren't all that good in the end like Farenheit (Indigo Prophecy), or classic epic games like Dragon Quest. (And yes, I know I've mentioned a lot of RPGs, but those are the ones who prove my point the best because they have an enourmous amount of work on plot, characters, direction, photography, etc.). These games are not just that anymore, and they are more like experiences. That's why you get the chills when you watch their endings, and that's why you try to stretch them out, to enjoy the last little bit out of them, like a good movie or a good TV show.

That's why Tetris is JUST a game, and a perfect one at that, but games today are Experiences, or at least aim to be that. Different categories.

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Re: About Steve's comment on the "perfect game"...
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2006, 03:13:04 am »
Though I severely dislike Tetris I will admit it is the perfect game.

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Re: About Steve's comment on the "perfect game"...
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2006, 09:35:58 pm »
Yes! I am not the only one. I hate tetris. I just don't get it. On a side note, according to EGM the perfect game is Super Mario Bros. (EGM #200 Feb 2006) Tetris was number  4 in their top 200 games of all time article.



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Re: About Steve's comment on the "perfect game"...
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2006, 10:23:29 pm »
My perfect games are Ratchet and Clank UYA and CoD 1 :)