Platform Nation’s “A Simple Question” – 7/28/10

It happens to everyone: You’re on  plane flight over international waters, on the toilet, and *SHOOMP!* you’re sucked out of the plane, and somehow land safe and sound on an isolated island, unharmed.  What’s more, you notice this island has a great feature: it has every gaming system ever, and through the miracle of rhetorical, all work and have power. The only problem? There are no games! Fortunately, you happened to be carrying one when you landed.  Which brings us to today’s question:

If you could only bring one, what game would you bring to a deserted island?

Feel free to answer this question two ways: What single player game and what multi-player game (since, honestly, if you had unlimited time, and Internet access, why wouldn’t you be playing an MMO? 🙂 ).  Assume any game will be able to connect to the Internet, get all downloadable content, etc, but you only get one game.’s response:My favorite video game to play is Left 4 Dead, so I would take that one. But not Left 4 Dead 2, because I hate clowns!!” – Not a bad choice…

A Simple Question (ASQ) is a weekly segment for Platform Nation.  Each week, you’ll be posed a question.   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. If you have a suggestion for a question, hit me up on twitter @vttym.

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  • Tetris, find me a bigger time waster then that game. It’s the biggest selling game in the world for a reason.

  • good question and not an easy one to answer.

    Single player would have to be an open world game that had a long shelf life but I’m struggling to comclude which one it would be. Grand Theft Auto 4 might be that one. Even though its not the best single player out there it does also come with a decent multiplayer and you can just cruise around the city. ( a close second would be football manager 2010, yes that is football as in soccer)

    Multiplayer for me would have to be a sports game like Fifa or even at a push street fighter 4.

  • Tetris is a good call, I was going to go Dr. Mario myself initially.

    Multiplayer I’d relive my Everquest days — I had most of my personal life vested in that game for 6 years, I’d almost have to bring that.

    If we’re talking single player, give me Elder Scrolls: Oblivion. Its a game I keep coming back to, even with all its quirks.

  • L4D2 fan

    Modern Warfare 2, it has one of the best online playing of all time, OF ALL TIME ( kanye west reference) also its story ain’t to bad either