I wonder why I never see a thread raving about how controllers are so much superior to the mouse/keyboard combination in every way. Hm. 2D platformer: PC > console 3D platformer: Console > PC RTS: PC > console Turn-based strategy: PC > console FPS/TPS: Console > PC 2D shooter: PC > console Fighting/beat-'em-up: Console > PC JRPG: PC > console Racing: Console > PC Puzzle: PC > console Adventure: PC > console
You already got an extra grade point by using the word dissertation. [QUOTE="HellsAngel2c"]1) What's your favourite game which uses ancient features? God of War 2) How does the game use them well/ not well?) The game uses Greek myth as a source of interesting characters and environments. It is not entirely accurate to its source though, e.g. Pandora's Box is just a magical box that makes you big. 3) Is it other aspects of the game, or the myth elements which appeals to you most?) While the mythological elements do add a lot of flavor, what appeals to me most is the core gameplay. 4) What is your opinion on the world represented in your favourite game?) The world of Greek mythology doesn't make a lot of sense realistically, but it is an interesting setting for storytelling. 5) What's your overall opinion on ancient history in games? (eg: do you feel the devlopers are unimaginative for using already provided sources, do you think they're not as good as games based on modern events? etc) Using mythological sources as inspiration tends to create interesting settings, as the myths are themselves interesting, though simply knowing that a myth was drawn from can be annoying, as it is an excuse for the games' creators not to come up with their own ideas.
Wait what best graphics : Halo 3: ODST best music : BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger best race game : They all suck except Mario Kart so who cares? best shooter : Halo 3: ODST best gameplay : Lego Rock Band best sandbox game : Yeah, probably Infamous best downloadable game : Banjo-Tooie? This year really hasn't been that good. By your criteria, this year's scorecard is: '360 - 5 PS3 - 3 Wii - 1
"AAAA" is a convoluted way of saying "perfect", or near-perfect. Open-world is a bad thing, or if it isn't, it has never been done well and is thus unlikely to suddenly be awesome once. Either way, this doesn't sound like a perfect game. I also see perspective swapping (between the two FBI agents), which is detrimental to storytelling and immersion, and conflicting gameplay styles (detective adventure VS action-probably shooter).
Super Smash Bros. Brawl without hesitation. If I already had a Wii, my first choice would be Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (I already have a PS2, so God of War would be a waste of the hypothetical opportunity.)