Beware The New List

Posted: 22nd June 2012 by Mulholland in Uncategorized

Like the swords of Damocles there is a grim spectre hanging over this blog called the revised edition of 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die.

If you keep a finger on the pulse of gaming (or just read a lot of gaming websites and magazines) then it is easy to see which games are likely to be on the list… but it’s harder to discern which ones will be taken off.

So why am I writing this angst-riddled post now? Well if you look at the albums book by the same publishers then you will know that they come out every two years (then there is the film book which comes out every year) so there is a high chance that this summer will see the printing of a revised list.

What does this mean in real terms? For one thing we have both bought a lot of games from this list for the purposes of reviewing them for this list and the idea that we may have wasted a lot of money on games… okay it’s never a ‘waste’ waste but I cannot see a reason for me to play Pro Evolution Soccer 3 instead of a more recent football game.

Since this spectre has been hanging there we have not been playing certain games for the fear of a newer version replacing it and us having wasted our time. This is annoying since most sports games (as well as games like Scribblenauts and LittleBigPlanet) have been given a wide berth just in case.

As a ballpark figure it is my guess that the new list will have 156 changes… so worst case scenario we may have to start all over again… cripes.