What’s the best thing in video games?

what’s-better:-dynamic-music,-or-hex-grids? Rock,Paper,Shotgun

What’s better: dynamic music, or hex grids?

Last time, you decided by a narrow margin that character creation building backstory is better than giant fungus. I understand why you made this decision, but I do not have to agree. This might become part of my own backstory. But we must continue, this week picking between something charmingly ever-changing and something perfectly static and reliable. What’s better: dynamic music, or hex grids? Read more

what’s-better:-feelies,-or-rules-of-nature? Rock,Paper,Shotgun

What’s better: feelies, or RULES OF NATURE?

Last time, you decided that parrying projectiles is better than a customisable horn honk, and I wholly agree. I adore my collections of GTA clown cars but it’s no match. This week, we must choose between two slightly wistful things, one that’s come and gone and one that’s confined to a single game. And, ah, I cannot deny having been influenced by last week’s vote for one of these options. What’s better: feelies, or RULES OF NATURE? Vote now! Read more

what’s-better:-temporarily-piloting-an-enemy,-or-a-game-within-the-game-just-for-funsies? Rock,Paper,Shotgun

What’s better: temporarily piloting an enemy, or a game within the game just for funsies?

Last time, you decided that utterly rinsing a place is better than an end credits song. This was a pretty close one, with rinsing taking 54% of the vote. Good. Onwards! This week, you must choose between two things which add fleeting novelty and surprise. What’s better: temporarily piloting an enemy, or a game within the game just for funsies? Read more

what’s-better:-ding!-or-the-howie-scream? Rock,Paper,Shotgun

What’s better: ding! or the Howie scream?

Last time, you decided that impossible geometry is better than games playing the music CD left in your drive. As someone definitely not attempting to rig the vote, I respect people on both sides yet am pleased by this outcome. This week, ah sure, why not have another crack at pitting two similar-ish things against each other. It feels against the spirit of the competition but I’m curious. Let’s try two sounds. What’s better: ding! or the Howie scream? Read more

what’s-better:-physics-freakouts-or-beautiful-food? Rock,Paper,Shotgun

What’s better: physics freakouts or beautiful food?

Last time, you decided that a really big unreal place is better than going undercover. Good. Very good. Great deciding, reader dear. I’m wholly impartial, of course, but I am glad you haven’t forced me to come up with some contrived reason to jam a really big unreal place back into the running. We can continue. This week, it’s a question of jarring vs. juicy. What’s better: physics freakouts or beautiful food? Read more

what’s-better:-going-undercover-or-a-really-big-unreal-place? Rock,Paper,Shotgun

What’s better: going undercover or a really big unreal place?

Last time, you decided that a level 1 rat is better than Alone In The Dark’s jacket inventory. The jacket only just won, and frankly I blame myself for gussying up the rat with fiction. That jacket is unique! Ah well. The hunt continues. This week, I’m asking you to pick between being out of place or being in an amazing place. What’s better: going undercover, or a really big unreal place? Read more

what’s-better:-a-level-1-rat,-or-alone-in-the-dark’s-jacket-inventory? Rock,Paper,Shotgun

What’s better: a level 1 rat, or Alone In The Dark’s jacket inventory?

Last time, you decided that nude mods are better than going into meats and guts. Oh sure, you’re brave with your votes, but not one single commenter was brave enough to address the subject of honking their pud. Cowards. If you won’t expand, we have to move on. This week, I pose a question of squeaky critters versus a squeaky coat. What’s better: a level 1 rat, or Alone In The Dark’s jacket inventory? Read more

what’s-better:-nude-mods,-or-going-into-guts-and-meat? Rock,Paper,Shotgun

What’s better: nude mods, or going into guts and meat?

Last time, you decided that cameras which actually take pictures are better than running into a wall so fast you hurt yourself. Immersive sims shudder in revulsion from this outcome (but sadly don’t take damage from their vibration). Cameras won by only eight votes, so you’d better join in if you feel strongly about this week’s face-off. And this one might involve taking a face… off. What’s better: nude mods, or going into guts and meat? Read more

what’s-better:-demos-or-gibs? Rock,Paper,Shotgun

What’s better: demos or gibs?

Last time, you decided that bullet time is better than sex cutscenes. I was alarmed by how close this result was. We continue with another question of bits, picking playing bits of a game or seeing bits of a body. What’s better: demos or gibs? Read more

what’s-better:-hints-or-explosive-barrels? Rock,Paper,Shotgun

What’s better: hints or explosive barrels?

Last time, you decided that secrets behind waterfalls are better than boss battles as skill checks. I’m not sure I agree but I can’t disagree. We’re doing difficult work here. This week, it’s a question of a helping hand when you’re stuck versus something so unsubtle that it’ll take your face off and you’ll be glad for it and even be miffed if it doesn’t happen. What’s better: hints, or explosive barrels? Read more

what’s-better:-invert-mouse,-or-undo? Rock,Paper,Shotgun

What’s better: invert mouse, or undo?

Last time, you decided that friendship is better than interrupting conversations. You must be very good friends, if your friendship is more important than your desire to butt in. And now I know I can butt in and you’ll just accept it. This week, we pick between an unfathomable conception of flesh and a matter of convenience. What’s better, invert mouse or undo? Read more

what’s-better:-parody-in-game-brands,-or-photo-mode? Rock,Paper,Shotgun

What’s better: parody in-game brands, or photo mode?

I am tremendously sorry to report that last time (which I imagine was only a week or two ago), you decided that unit designers are better than handcrafted art styles. This one hurts, I must say. But this is a collaborative process, and if we’re to find the single best thing I will need to watch many of my loves be fed into an industrial shredder. Pick yourself up, Alice, dust yourself off, and continue the search. So. This time, it’s a question of things you want to screenshot versus a way of taking screenshots. Reader dear, what’s better: parody…