What is your favourite game of all time? | The Mailbag

Listener Interaction Day:

TGO After-Show:


How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from thegamingobserver.com and welcome to your listener interaction day for Saturday, February 1st. I asked you what is your favourite video game of all time. I got so many incredible answers, I wish I could read them all, but we’ve got a select few here so let’s take a look.

Okay so I have to start with this one it was such a great answer, this is from Alex who I believe is from Poland, and here’s what they said their favourite game is, “For me, it will always be Journey. Before that, I was really struggling as a feminine person to carve my space in this very brash and manly early gaming world, and Journey showed me games doesn’t have to be fast-paced, brutal and competitive – they can be a very personal experience, a slow exploration, and basically whatever I make them. However cheesy it sounds it really was a changing point for me and today I am a game developer myself and still enjoy playing different genres and games without guilt” And to me, this is what games are all about right? Coming together across different genres and aesthetics to have fun in video games. There’s nothing better than that.

Alright next up is from Shannon who says their favourite game of all time is Skate 3 “I have played all of the Skate games for as long as I can remember. It was the first game I learned how to play and I still play it to this day.” I also very much loved Skate 3, and I definitely put at least a few hundreds hours into it. I wish I still had my 360 so that I could go back and play it again.

Okay this one is from Jason who says his game used to be Final Fantasy VII, but is now a game called Never Alone. And if you haven’t heard of Never Alone, essentially the story is based on a traditional tale of an indigenous population from Alaska. And the developers are the first indigenous-owned game developer in US history. Anyway they were doing some things to preserve their stories and culture, and one of those ways was by creating a video game. I’d like to thank Jason for submitting this one, I’ve definitely bumped it up my backlog now. And hey while I’m here, I would just like to acknowledge that my show is created on traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples. Here in Toronto, I live on stolen land, and I feel it is important to be grateful for the opportunity work on it.

From the Agoraphobic Gamer, he says State of Decay 2. We talked about this one last week from someone else, but he says that he loves the strategy aspect of the game beyond simply dealing with zombies, such as having to manage resources. He’s also looking forward to a potential MMO which apparently is in the works, so that’s pretty cool.

Here’s one from Jason who is cheating a little, but I’ll let it slide, and is choosing the entire franchise of XCOM. He says he likes the fleshed out the universe, and the fact that difficulty scales well, where even if the game is really really challenging, you can still sit back and puzzle it out. Add on the integrations for mods, and its just a game he can return to every year. And I definitely agree with that one, I think XCOM is tremendously designed and I’m very much looking forward to what is next from that series.

Okay so that’s all the answers we’re going to fit in today, I’m sorry if yours didn’t make it onto the show but I only have so much time to go through. If you’d like to know my answer you can enable the TGO After-Show, which you can easily find in the flash briefings menu of the Alexa app. That’s going to be all for today, thank you very much for tuning in, and thank you for your answers I love being able to interact with you. I’ll be back tomorrow with the games I’ve been playing this week, and until then…happy gaming everyone.