I was never one to truly appreciate a handheld gaming system. I tried the Nintendo Gameboy and that was short-lived. I tried the Sony PSP and that was also short-lived. I guess I have been spoiled by loud, heavy consoles and the power contained therein displayed on a large HD screen. But, here I am trying another handheld system, this time the Sony Playstation Vita. I do have a reason though. Due to pending work-related requirements overseas, I felt it best to leave my console and all its accessories at home with the kiddies and opt for something more portable, something I can use on a plane and pretty much any time I want. After (some) extensive research I felt the Vita was best for me. It arrived in the mail recently, here are my thoughts on what it has to offer and its portable power.
After doing several “best of” lists centered on music, it’s time to turn attention to my favorite videogames. Coming up with a best 25 was hard to do since I have been twiddling my joystick for quite some time now…since Atari – get your minds out of the gutter! I can bet with quite certainty that some of my favorite games are long forgotten and left off this list, but for the sake of picking 25 games I looked at the ensemble of consoles and PC games I played over the years. I think I captured the breadth of my favorite games across a spectrum of genres. To put them in order was another task all-together since each game provided a different experience at a different point in my life. So, I would place less emphasis on where the game is on my list and pay more attention to the fact that it made my list at all. Of all the games I played in my life narrowing my favorites down to 25 speaks volumes of the game’s impact on me. Enough rambling, let’s get on with the list!