Hi everyone, I’m currently in the process of updating GameSpite Quarterly 5 — the NES 25th anniversary tribute — for the NES’s 30th anniversary. I’m also desperately trying not to think about how terrifying it is that GSQ5 shipped five years ago.
Anyway, next up on the docket are GameSpite Quarterlies 2 and 6, the “best games ever” and “most overlooked games ever” volumes, which I intend to combine into a single “100 essential games” list. But, it’s been five years since those original volumes debuted, too, so I think they need a touch of fine-tuning. That’s why I’m looking to you. I’d like to add 10-20 titles to the book, mostly taken from the period since those two volumes were originally published, and I would like some feedback on which games, exactly, should show up.
There are a few shoo-ins, of course. Can you believe there’s not a single Dragon Quest on either of those lists? Were we high or something? Obviously, Dragon Quest IX goes in there… maybe Dragon Quest V, too. And we can’t possibly overlook the essential nature of Minecraft.
In any case! I would appreciate some guidance. I know which games I’d like to add in to the lists, but they were originally assembled democratically and I’d like to maintain some fidelity to the original esprit de corps. Which games should make the cut? Either fresh greats or essential classics that missed the cut the first time around. I humbly request the courtesy of your feedback.