I remember back in the day, Goldeneye was the console multiplayer game of choice. Granted, that might have been because it was the only console multiplayer game, but even still… When it came to seeing who was the best at video games, Goldeneye was the game that we busted out.
And I owned at it. Seriously. Something about that game really stuck with me, and I just got it, really understood the way it worked. The funny thing is, I have still to this day never met a single person that could beat me at that game. Except for my brother.
My brother was a god at Goldeneye. He would demolish everybody, and leave me in the dust by a mile. We used to play with one hit kills, 10 minute matches. Sometimes he would end up with nearly 100 kills. In 10 minutes. That’s a heck of a lot of the James Bond theme playing over and over again.
To be honest, Goldeneye was probably the best I have ever been at a game. My skills in Counter-Strike: Source never even compared, and while I am a good, possibly great Halo player, I don’t know if I would call myself elite.
So, this brings up the question- how good are you guys at video games? I know that’s kind of a weird thing to ask, but it’s something that’s been on my mind. Back in the day, being good at a game really mattered, getting high scores really was a way for people to compete, but that seems mostly gone now. There are very few ways to measure up how we stack up to other players, except in the FPS world, which is the only real genre left with “scores” anymore.
I actually run into quite a few people who think they are good at games, but really aren’t once you sit down and play with them. So, if you had to honestly rate yourselves in terms of genres like FPS, sports, puzzle games, etc.- on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best, what would your assessment be?
List some of the games you are particularly awesome at and your rating in it, as well as a few you’re not quite as good at. Go!