Janine "Iris Ophelia" Hawkins' ongoing review of gaming and virtual world style
Here at New World Notes we've asked our readers what your favourite blogs are, who your favourite designers are, even who the hottest male avatars in the virtual world are... But not what your favourite games are. Yesterday I did just that, and the response (spread out across the comments section, email, Plurk, and Twitter) was much stronger than I'd anticipated... And I'm not one to leave a big pile of interesting data like this untapped. What started out as an honest question is now begging to become a Readers Choice feature just like the top blogs, brands, and boys lists we've run in the past.
There'stremendous variety among those responses. Big budget RPGs sit shoulder-to-shoulder with tiny independent games in our readers' Steam libraries. Of course there are also many games that come up again and again... And in many cases they may not be the games you would expect. That's why, in my opinion, this may turn out to be our most interesting Readers Choice yet.
I'll be tallying up the top 5 titles and sharing the results next week, but here's what you can do in the meantime: Make sure your voice is heard. If you haven't already submitted your faves, head over and comment on the original post, on Facebook, on Plurk, or email me at ophelia.iris [at] gmail [dot] com before Monday. Name as many or as few games as you like, whether they're on classic or current consoles, PCs, mobile, even pen & paper platforms. And, of course, keep your eyes peeled for the full list next week!