Ah crap! Am I really writing about my ever-elusive list of favorite video games again? Geez, even I’m sick of it at this point.
But I’m going to write about it some more anyway.
Basically, I have two different routes I could take my eventual list (which I’m still planning on writing sometime in early 2018): One of which simply focuses on which games I think are the “best” of my favorites, and to rank them as best as possible according to that. The second method would make the list better represent my more versatile history as a gamer, while still taking the aforementioned “best” method into account to a certain degree.
To better explain the difference between the two, while both lists would be composed of the games I’d score a 10/10 and 9.5/10 (and maybe some 9.0s, depending on whether I settle on a list of 30 or 20 games), the former list would simply weigh the games against one another based on how I’d rank them against the games that I’d rate similarly, while the later would be a little more lenient to which games make the cut by incorporating a few limitations.
For example, the former list might include both Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2 as two separate entries, while the latter list might list one of those titles to represent both, or simply place them both in the same position as a tie or something.
Being the exceptionalist that I am, I don’t agree with the whole “one game per franchise” method or anything like that, since I think it just holds back more deserving games while placing less deserving games higher up than they should be, but I would also like to finally make the damn list, and to have it represent my varied history with gaming to some degree (either way, Mario will have a few spots on the list, with the latter method serving as a means to narrow things down a little so I can actually get the list done).
So basically, my usual attitude would have me leaning towards the “flat-out best” style of list, but I also feel that seems a tad bit mechanical. And since this will eventually be a list of favorites, mechanical isn’t exactly the way I’d like it to be described. But I also don’t want to feel like I’m doing the exact thing I hate, and holding back exceptional works for the sake of variety.
In short, do you, my faithful readers, have a preference as to which method I should use? And yes, it is my list, so I have the finally say (obviously), but maybe hearing some suggestions and feedback might help me get one step further to finally following through with the damn thing. Because I hate not following through with damn things.
Yeah yeah, I am well aware that I’m way overthinking this. I’ve gone through this before, I just want to make a solid list that represents my views and history with gaming the first time around, so that I won’t have need to revise it for a good while. And I know you’re probably wondering why it’s so hard for me to think of my favorite games, but it actually isn’t. It’s ranking them that’s the issue.
So what do you think?