Everybody has at least one: A game that, for one reason or another, just never appealed to you despite its presenceon the "best game of all time" list for many people. A game that you're almost ashamed to admit to hating in polite company, for fear you'll be branded a gauche iconoclast (or, worse, an ignorant troll). A game that makes you question not just your tastes, but the concept of popular taste as a whole. I mean, what do people see in that
game? This is an anthology ofthose games
for some of Ars' editors.
We go into this list knowing that our picks are going to be baffling to some of you, and that we're in the extreme minority with most of these picks. That's kind of the point. Before you accuse us of just trying to "stir the pot" with intentionally subversive picks, know that the author of each of these blurbs truly and honestly just doesn't like the game being discussed. Also know that, no matter how popular a game or series is among the general public, we fully believe that every game has its flaws, and that there is no title that can (or should) be universally loved by literally everybody.
With that, let the slaughtering of the sacred cows begin!
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