In that choice is really the rub, the whole point of my writing today. Why do we make these lists if our only goal is to please our readers? When a critic writes a list of the top 10 movies of all time, it is their opinion. While video games might have the most opinionated (and that's being nice) fans, that doesn't mean that our journalists, our writers, our critics have to be total pussies. Please, for the love of video game God, have a backbone people. If you're crafting a list, consider your options, consider the games you've spent hours of your life with, but most of all, consider your opinion, and put a goddam by-line on it. Own your opinion and your writing, because no one is going to buy your bull shit when all it does is suck up to one half of the fanboys or the other. Jones does a great job here, but he's still caught in a balance. Why are there two Mario games on such a short list?
Either way, I could only really add or subtract a few things from this list. Read the full article at http://www.crispygamer.com/features/2009-06-25/the-25-games-you-need-to-finish-before-you-die.aspx.