Without the invention of printing, Martin Luther’s Reformation wouldn’t have stood a chance. Without the invention of the multitap adapter for the Super Nintendo, I would have saved 150 euros for a ROM hack of Secret of Mana 2.
Whether online or together on the couch – unique game situations often arise not only through the game itself, but through shared experiences.
In this category, we want to talk about these ENCOUNTERS.
My former roommate was an obsessive trophy collector. To get the highly desired platinum trophy in God of War 3, he beat Zeus for over 30 minutes. Emotionless. And unsuccessfully.
When video games get all emotional, I like to take over directing them to heighten the mood. That’s not always a good idea.
Barely any ammo, but two knives: The final boss fight against Albert Wesker in Resident Evil 5 resulted in a daredevil and heroic couch co-op milestone. A defining video game experience that could never have been created via online multiplayer.
The one time a tournament got me believing I could pierce through the skill ceiling of Mario Kart.