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.
See also Marathon Running (where whole marathons can be dedicated to a single show), Cash Cow Franchise, Hollywood Hype Machine (when this happens to actors), Creator's Pet (when this happens to characters and the fans are annoyed), Wolverine Publicity, and Network Decay. Contrast Screwed by the Network; also sometimes the result of this trope.
Coming up with the list of the best video games ever made is not an easy feat.
So you're curling up on the armchair to watch your favorite show — but the schedule has been changed and yet another airing of the network's most popular (or just favored by execs) show is airing in its place.
Your blood boils, but there's nothing you can do — it's the network's pet program. An over-promoted, over-aired program that either dominates the entire schedule or gets promoted over every show on the network or some combination of the two.
Inside these pages you’ll find our selections for the 100 best video games ever made.
The primary criteria we considered when creating this list was simple: How much did this game impact us personally, as well as the industry as a whole, when it came out?I just sort of fall into a semi-conscious groove, and all the sweeping enemy formations, bonus stages, stolen fighters, and near-death experiences blend together into a cacophony of frenetic arcade action and then melt away into nirvanic bliss.I’ve played 40-minute games that felt like they lasted five, and once came very near to missing a redeye flight because I didn’t want to walk away from a hot Galaga streak in an airport arcade.Whenever networks stumble upon a massive hit show, this show usually gets the most attention and most promotion.Marathons are run, special programming events occur often surrounding the show, and the show is given multiple airings daily.Games, like all art, are a product of the era in which they were created.