Call of Duty vs. Battlefield: How Gamers Ruin Both… and Gaming
When competition ruins appreciation
by Michael Gilbert
© 2013 Michael Gilbert
This shooter is realistic because head shots kill people in one shot, this racer is awesome because my Camaro sounds really loud (just like Dad’s—for those of us with dads that have Camaros), this Mario game is fun because it makes funny sounds and I laughed my ass off (LMFAO for you more apt readers).
We also make comparisons based on games we did or didn’t like before.
Halo is better than Quake because the graphics are better, or, for a more ignorant comparison, World of Warcraft is the worst game ever “’cuz only nerds play that game. YOLO. Swagg.”
But what we fail to do is recognize the smaller accomplishments that actually construct a game’s ‘personality’, as I like to call it.
Something that comparing a game to another simply just can’t do.
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