Not everything works out. It can't. Some ideas sound good floating around some boardroom, but upon development these same ideas are proven to be half-baked and over-zealous (even terrible). Part of the problem falls on intent: exploiting a franchise to squeeze profits out of yet another medium scarcely results in quality. That is to say, having dollar signs in lieu of stars in your eyes is a terrible approach to any artform (as money is a terrible source of inspiration). Video games are no exception. Here are the top ten needless video games based on movie franchises best experienced in their medium of origin.
Bored? Have time to kill? Have work that probably should get done, but simply isn't? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you probably need to hang up a few more motivational posters in your office, with pictures of soaring eagles above the word 'productivity.' Or perhaps you just need a good distraction (which is pretty much what the internet was built for). If captioned pictures of grammatically-lacking cats and Youtube videos of Nicholas Cage quotes don't do the trick, perhaps something a little more interactive will--for instance, a game. There are inumerable websites out there clamoring for attention, all offering the same basic thing. Here are ten that stand out among the rest, and offer true interactive entertainment in the form of free online games.
Many gamers think that the PSP has no worthwhile games. Obviously, these people haven’t played the following role-playing games. Each of these RPGs has excellent graphics, amazing sound, and is just plain fun. These are the games that show off the PSP at its best—and make playing the handheld system quite enjoyable.
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Nintendo is a video game company that thrives heavily on its nostalgic appeal. Where it falls shy in graphic realism and immersive gameplay, it makes up in sheer fun and age-accessibility. Even the big boys at Sony and Microsoft can't seem to compete with the user-friendliness of the Wii--a.k.a. the closest thing to virtual reality, not trying to hide the fact that Wii Miis look like gift shop figurines. So while you have your Bioshocks, and your Skyrims, and your Fallouts, here's a look at some franchises that do exceptionally well by how much they look to the past.
There are so many games released every month now that it's difficult to find time to play all of them. Let's just select the best ones that we should dedicate our precious dollars and time to.
When it comes to videogames, we are insatiable conquistadors. We want the power to do anything and everything. We don't want rules, and we don't want structure. We want to be the ones in charge. And this explains the success of the open-world, or sand-box-style, video game. In them, missions are not of utmost priority, and we can continue to enjoy ourselves like free-wheeling hedonists, thinking, 'I'll get around to saving the girl when I get around to it.' Once you've been enabled like that, there is simply no other way. Accordingly, here are the top ten sand-box games that only let us do whatever we want.
Final Fantasy is quite possibly the most well-known role playing game series in video games. The never ending tales of sorrow, redemption, and giant yellow birds has spanned just about every major video game system from Super Nintendo, Playstation 1 through 3, and even the Game Boy. But what are the top games in the series?
For the sake of my sanity, I’ll be limiting my entries to the main line series that appeared on the major video game systems.