For those of you who don`t know, Gamespot is holding a “Greatest Game Series of the Decade” contest. Round 3 brought up some interesting match-ups, perfect to serve along side conflicting feelings.
- Mass Effect vs. Bioshock
- Fallout vs. Final Fantasy
- Grand Theft Auto vs. Souls
- Elder Scrolls vs. Half-Life
- Max Payne vs. Batman: Arkham
- Tomb Raider vs. Assasin`s Creed
- Metal Gear Solid vs. Battlefield
- The Legend of Zelda vs. Civilization
Pitting the legendary Elder Scrolls role-playing video games and the iconic Half-Life series against each other evoked strong feelings from within. I said to myself: “Gotta go with HL because of what it pioneered, but it`s painful to cut TES loose…”. I was sure Half-Life will, by far, be the more popular choice, so i felt this clash was, if not unfair, happening too soon.
Submitting my votes, i did not expect to see certain game series on the losing side , let alone Half-Life, but i was relieved, for some strange reason. I`m glad TES is doing good, it deserves to. Heh…Alright.
After a moment, i started thinking: Sure, you always gotta vote what you like simply because you like it and nothing else matters, but at the same time, a pesky question entered my mind: Are younger gamers aware of the industry-changing titles out there? Do they even care about it? Seeing some of the voting, there`s a bit of Gen X vs. Gen Y going on.
I don`t agree with this sort of “august 2003 – august 2013 best of the decade thing” because this could easily become “The Annual Best Series of the Decade Gala”, LOL.
The voting is still under way, all you need is a registered Gamespot account and you`re good to go.
Are you satisfied by the current predictable outcomes? Care to comment on the matter?