logan wrote:my argument isn't that people play it and that it isn't a popular game. though for the life of me i don't know why. it's that it didn't change anything in the gaming industry. games didn't evelove or become better becasue tetris was made. as it plainly states in the article it has no story. those games i mentioned made the story an essential part of gaming to go along with gameplay. metal gear was the first game that actually used the technology at the time to interact on a level never thoguht of before. reading your memory cards, making you switch the stick from one port to the other to make it easier to defeat one of the bosses to name just a few. that game is easily one of the most revloutionary games ever becasue of what it forced other developers to do to compete. tetris did none of these things.
broad appeal and entertaining to some? yes
revolutionize the industry? don't think so.
Well said. But I don't know about Metal Gear being revolutionary either. Metal Gear actually first appeared on the NES and was a mildly entertaining action game and although it was probably the first to utilize the "stealth" approach to gameplay, it wasn't quite revolutionary.
What makes Tetris the best is simply that it defies genre. If you go genre specific, there's an argument for the most influential game in each one.
But I digress... when it comes to just plain fun and pure gameplay bliss, Mario dominates the competition.