Platform Nation’s “A Simple Question” – 5/25/10

This week’s question will require you to think back over all of your prior gaming experience.  You done?  Good, here’s the question:

What game’s weapon do you think is the most overpowered?

Some clarifiers: We’re talking overpowered weapons here, not overpowered items (Original manastone in EverQuest would not count, for example). This is also overpowered in the scope of the game you’re playing, not over all games (Doom’s BFG 9000 would probably kick ass in Pac Man, but it can only be considered for how it handled in Doom).

ChaCha’s response: “The number one most powerful weapon in the gaming world is the Farsight XR-20 in the game called “Perfect Dark.”

My response to last week’s ASQ:What era do you think has the most potential for future gaming greatness?”

Ultimately, this has to be an era that would sport a good game, though, so I would like to see something made in one of two eras – either the explosion of global expansion and commerce with the Age of Sail, or, more locally, the era of US expansion across the country re: Lewis and Clark (an RPG of Oregon Trail would be fantastic Both offer opportunities for expansive growth, emergent gameplay, and exploration in uncharted territories.

A Simple Question (ASQ) is a weekly segment for Platform Nation.  Each week, you’ll be posed a question.  These may be topical, funny, insightful, or just plain strange, and we want to hear from you.  Give a response and let the world know what you think.  There is no right or wrong answer here.  I will post my response on Friday in this post, and repost it next week. You’ll also see ChaCha’s response to the question each week.  If you have a suggestion for a question, hit me up on twitter @vttym.

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  • Mr. Lucha

    Mario Kart. Blue Shell. I hate it.

    Anyone who uses a shotgun but me. I can get sniped across the map with a Spaz, but i cant kill you at point plank range with one? Balderdash!

  • drj8392302

    Farsight XR20 from Perfect dark.
    It’s evil in the hands of someone who knows how to play the game.

  • The BFG…enough said!

  • Well, since my two candidates were taken (Farsight and BFG), I’ll say that the Infinite Ammo RPG in Deadly Premonition pretty much renders every other weapon useless. It kills in one to two shots on hard, has blast radius, and reloads fast enough to not worry about long down time.

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