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Stranded and Deserted: What Would You Play?

A choice that may determine the rest of your life

By Troy Roberts     August 08, 2003


Somebody asked me a question the other day that really got me to thinking. A friend of mine was talking about his favorite game of all time and then quizzed me on which game is my favorite. Since it is such a difficult question to answer, I rattled off a few games that I enjoy. That didn't suit him so he proceeded to ask "If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only have one video game to play for the rest of your life, what game would it be?" The reason I'm writing about this is because I am still seriously debating this question.


With most people, if they're asked what their favorite game is, it's hard to decide because there is such a variety out there. Seriously, it is almost impossible to pick; it's like trying to decide between great movies. You like this movie for certain reasons, but you like another for different reasons altogether. But since the movies are so unalike, you can't really compare the two so, technically, neither one is better than the other.


That would probably be around the lines of the normal response. But what if you had to decide? There are so many types of games out there. Could you go without playing a football game for the rest of your life? What about an RPG? Sure, it takes up 50 hours of your life, but after you've beaten it once, what else is there? Or do you need that first-person shooter to play? Or what about that newest strategy game or flight simulator? The possibilities are endless and making a decision would probably drive most gamers mad.


As for me? Right now I'd say STAR WARS GALAXIES: AN EMPIRE DIVIDED (mainly because I'm addicted to the game and really didn't even want to stop playing it to write this column). I mean, any game means I can have whatever I want with it, so hook me up with a DSL connection and a fast computer and I'd be set. Plus, the good thing about MMORPGs is that they're constantly changing so there is always something new. If that won't apply, give me something where I can build stuff for all eternity - something like SIM CITY. You can always build new things and the game will never go offline 10 years from now (since MMORPGs will eventually fade away).


Anyway, our question this week is the same one I've been trying to answer this week. If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only have one game to play for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? Let us know at GamersThumb@cinescape.com


GAMERS SPEAK



"I just read about how you can't put down KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC. I recently have come into the same problem with not being able to stop playing the PC game PLANETSIDE. Never being an addict for games, this is driving me nuts at the amount of work back piling because I keep putting my time into this game. However, the game is amazing and addictive. As I said, I am not much of a gamer. However, this is great; every character you interact with is another gamer. It's really, really fun."


- Jason R. Davis


TIDBITS



Nintendo will slow down GameCube manufacturing to try and clear out back stock...LucasArts has cancelled FULL THROTTLE...A new FRONT MISSION game has been confirmed...Sony's THE GETAWAY will be released in Japan this year by Capcom...

MADDEN 2004


ON SHELVES



It's a sports game, but yes, I have to say MADDEN 2004 is the game to get this week (mainly because I'm a huge football fan and this game looks awesome).


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