Sessler's Soapbox: Our Favo(u)rite Peeve
“Come on, dood. You know FF7 is teh greatest RPG evar!!!! Noob!”
If you’ve have been gaming for a while (long enough to self-appoint yourself the title of “gamer”), then you’ve undoubtedly involved yourself, involuntary or not, in heated debates over what you consider the “top-ten” or “greatest” video games of all time. Whether you want to admit it or not, you’ve also probably spent a great deal of energy standing your ground on the subject.
If these debates prove anything, it’s that gamers are passionate when it comes to defending their ideology of what transcends greatness.
Following up on a recent taping of X-play, Adam Sessler and Mythic Entertainment’s Paul Barnett (Warhammer Online) vent out against being repeatedly asked “What is your favorite game of all time”? While both parties make excellent points regarding how these so-called “bestest game evar!” arguments consistently devolve into mere mudslinging, I get the impression that Paul is irritated the most by this.
So it begs the question, are top-ten lists of all time truly backed by passion? Or is it just blind nostalgia?
Perhaps one may find enlightenment from “The Sess” by watching the video after the break.