Growing up primarily on consoles, Final Fantasy VII showed me just how vast, sprawling, and emotional video game adventures could be.It’s a game filled with so many unforgettable firsts – taking off in the Highwind, encountering a massive and terrifying Weapon, and the heartbreak of losing a key party member permanently.In extreme cases, the game can permanently 'brand' the player's save file with some kind of designation to indicate the use of cheat codes (some games can erase their save file outright).Of course, the game's own AI is never penalized for cheating, because everybody knows The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard. Compare Easy-Mode Mockery, where the game just doesn't like you making it easier for yourself.
Galaga is the closest gaming has ever brought me to zen.
After all, which is a greater achievement — a game that breaks significant new ground and feels a decade ahead of its time, or a game that comes out a generation later and finally manages to make some small improvements to the formula?
A few other considerations: Pokémon Go is as relevant for what happens outside of the game as what happens in it.
Also related to some examples of Copy Protection, where the game punishes the player for pirating. Khadgar: Are you crazy, launching yourself into the air like that! Better yet, march into the compound at the head of a Brewfest oompah band.
Coming up with the list of the best video games ever made is not an easy feat.