October 8th, 2007

bear eat you

On internet games journalism

I've just read this article on "ten games that are better than Halo 3". Good concept, right? Take the most popular game on the planet, and show people what else is out there. They even point out that they love Halo 3 - that's how good these other games are.

Except that only one of their ten games is actually on the shelves. How the hell can you claim to know how good a game is without having played it?

I'm certainly looking forward to Portal - it looks like great fun. But it's going to get boring pretty quickly - I give it about 5 hours. Haze looks ace, but like every game with a gameplay gimmick I haven't tried, I'd like to reserve my judgement for now.