You, A Remote Desert Island, And Which Two Game Consoles?
As things get really hectic around the holidays (especially for critics), I often like to mellow out with a classic "desert island" question.
And I'll give people a bit more leeway on this one. I mean, if this remote island somehow has electricity and a TV, why couldn't I have lots of games and plug in more than one console? With that bit of logic, which two game consoles would you take with you? And no, a gaming-quality PC isn't an option; I said consoles, not platforms.
For me, I think it's a no-brainer: PS2 and SNES. PS2 should be obvious; it's completely backwards compatible, which means I have access to both massive PS2 and PS1 libraries and that means I can play the majority of my favorite games of all time. It would undoubtedly be the one console I'd take if I had to choose only one. But as I can bring two, the second is definitely gonna be the SNES, because I can get my retro/nostalgic groove on with Super Mario All-Stars (ha! Another compilation loophole that I don't really need here), Super Mario Kart, the great ol' EA Sports games, some of the Castlevanias, etc.
Of course, I don't have to worry about the old-school Final Fantasy games or Chrono Trigger because I can get all those in the PS1 collections, Final Fantasy Origins, Final Fantasy Chronicles and Final Fantasy Anthology. Still doesn't change my pick, though.
What about you?
11/15/2015 9:48:37 PM Ben Dutka