Hey there, fellas! I'm not sure if this has ever been done here before, or if you guys would be interested in a project like this. I've done in other forums polls of the sort before, that compiled several lists of films, albums, books and the likes. I've never done one for games, and figured it'd be interesting to make one here, in a commmunity that is by and large comprised by gamers.
The rules would be fairly simple: you would need to send me a list via PM of up to TWENTY-FIVE games, each labelled with developer and year to best tell them apart (some games may share the same name so labelling them by these would help me not to confuse one for the other); you have 125 points to assign between all 25 games, making it an average of 5 points per game - that way you can distribute priority between your favorites as you wish. If you don't assign points to the games, I will assume you have given five to each. Games are counted individually regardless of franchise or series connections, meaning that, for example, Half-Life and Half-Life 2 would count as two votes, not as one "Half-Life series" vote; however, you can if you so choose vote for a game expansion separate from the original campaign (e.g. you can vote for Mask of the Betrayer whilst ignoring Neverwinter Nights 2 if you so wish). Definitive Editions and the likes will count towards that game's primary release as well.
The the ideal number of games to present is 25, you can choose to present fewer as well. If so, I will ask you to divide between all games a number of points equal to five times the number of games you've mentiones, meaning, for example, that a top 10 would have 50 points to share across the games, a top 15 75, a top 20 100, a top 22 110, a top 17 85, and so on.
The list will be compiled giving priority to the number of votes accrued (that being the number of lists a game appeared in), and points will act as a tie-breaker between games with equal amount of votes. I will set a deadline for sending the lists at a later date, if this idea interests the rest. Edit: the deadline will be December 22nd. Please send in your lists via PM with the points distribution by then!
To those wanting to take part... I have no problems with you guys sharing the lists in the thread before the compiled list is revealed, but I would suggest to avoid that simply so as to keep the results more a surprise when they are finally revealed. The list should reflect your personal taste first and foremost, instead of what your idea of the consensus or historical canon is - judge them according to how good you find the games to be personally, and not their historical significance, how "state-of-the-art" or graphically they are or any such thing. Give the list some thought, but don't overly obsess about it, this is just for fun after all.
I hope the idea is interesting to you guys!
Edit: Copying this here just so that is doesn't get 'lost' amidst the rest of the banter:
Just a quick easy maths heads up for anyone who might be feeling a little lazy about distributing points. An easy way of assigning points to your lists is by thinking of 25 points instead, and dividing the list of 25 games into five tiers of five games each. You can then assign an equal number of points to the games in each of these tiers so long as the number adds up to 25. Kind of like this...
That means each of the films in those tiers get that many votes. Other examples...
Offering some options is all!
Edited by algroth, Yesterday, 07:30 AM.