Re: Most influential video games in history
- From: Doug Jacobs <djacobs@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 16:38:13 -0600
The alMIGHTY N <natlee75@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
You have to look at exactly who is the beneficiary of a game's
innovations. Halo is high on the list because it brought FPS games to
the mass market console gamers. Prior to that, FPS games were
basically the sovereign region of PC elitists bragging about how great
their gaming rigs were.
Doom, and Wolfenstein before it, influenced FPS gaming but that's just
one portion of the entire video game industry. Casual games that
target the less diehard among us have a much bigger audience.
I would have still listed DOOM over Halo. Without DOOM, there would have
been no Halo. And DOOM is still the favorite game amongst "video games
are evil!" crusaders even though it's over 15 years old.
Tetris should also be on the list. That's probably the bigger omission.
It's not broken. It's...advanced.