With 2012 growing ever nearer, it’s time to look at the 30 best films and 30 best games of all time. After all, the world is going to end in 2012 right? This seems like the right time to post this kind of thing. And if the world doesn’t end (which it probably won’t), I figure I should make this anyway. Everyday, I’ll post a new movie and a new video game, until I reveal what I believe is the greatest film and game on December 30th. And remember, only one film and game per series. So, let’s begin!
#30 Film: X-Men
What? They’re coming out with an X-Men movie? What was Stan Lee thinking?! Turns out Bryan Singer (the director) is a huge X-Men fan, because X-Men turned out to be a fantastic film that pleased hardcore fans, and introduced it to a new generation of people who never thought they’d have any interest in a comic about mutants. It added a mature edge to the kinda dorky (but awesome) comic. Of course, having arguably the greatest lineup in any movie ever certainly helps.
#30 Video Game: Bit. Trip Beat
Take Pong. Add infectious techno music. Add a challenging learning curve. The end result? Three words: Bit. Trip. Beat. This game has no story, simple blocky graphics, and only three levels. Sound fun? Well guess what, IT IS. This is an extremely addictive game, and once you master the game, you’ll still want to keep playing just to get on the world leader boards. Just getting in the top 50 on a stage will require tons of patience, fast reflexes, and the ability to bounce hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of ‘beats’ in a row. Bit. Trip Beat is one of those rare games that’s almost as fun to watch as it is to play, just watch this, and you’ll know what I mean.