We were asked by the lovely team over at the Later Levels if I would like to take part in doing a monthly Q&A, to open discussion about video games amongst bloggers. If you’re interested in joining in the discussion, leave us a comment below, or reach out to Later Levels. Every month here on GeekOut South-West, we’ll be sharing what the question of the month is, as well as what our answers to this question is and our justification for the answers.
What’s the hardest game in the universe, ever?
The next few paragraphs will be from the GeekOut South-West team – All giving their take on the above question of the month.
I Wanna Be The Guy – Timlah
Have you ever wanted to scream and swear at a game, so damn much, that your neighbors think you’re murdering something? Yeah, welcome to I Wanna Be The Guy, a troll game which is intentionally tricky. It’s not supposed to be an easy little platformer, but instead it’s a game where you need to learn from each death. You might be writing down maps, you might be second guessing the way the game actually works – but all in all, you’re in for a lot of deaths.
Tabletop RPGs – Joel
I may be biased but I’d argue that tabletop RPGs are the hardest games, certainly from the perspective of the Game Master/Narrator.
Anyone can practice a game to death, break a system, or perfect a skill, but years of running tabletop games and you are always learning something new. Every person who sits at your table presents new challenges, changes the dynamics, and alters the way you think. Pleasing everyone is an impossible demand to meet, and yet as a GM you have to strive for exactly that, and you can never hope to accomplish it, only get as close as possible.
That’s it for this month’s responses to this question – What did you think of our answers? Do you have any games you’d consider “The hardest game in the universe, ever”? As always, leave a comment below, or over on Facebook, Twitter or Reddit. If you wanna see who else has been writing, check out The Mental Attic and Later Levels today.