“Come on, just one more game” is the phrase that best defines this selection of fantastic games.
The videogames they were born to give us hours and hours of fun, and from his first games for the arcade rooms, the addiction component was always present. It is part of the DNA of video games, from the moment in which their monetization was based on getting the player to drop in more and more coins to feel that adrenaline again. An effect that some generalist media have always used to generate different controversies.
However, far from the debate on the problems derived from an unhealthy management of video game consumption, it is undeniable that there are few more satisfying sensations in this hobby than finding ourselves a game that we cannot stop playing. That moment when we planned to stop playing several hours ago but we did not stop repeating “just one more come”.
The addictive component in video games is part of their DNAIt is difficult to make a small selection of those who managed to catch us the most, those who lived the age of the arcade and they had to scratch their pockets after ingenious formulas to convince our parents and grandparents to give us some coins to drop in the machine, they know exactly what that feeling is like. Games like Metal Slug o Cadillacs and Dinosaurs They wouldn’t let us stop throwing in coins until they managed to empty our pockets completely.
That adrenaline and the instant need to feel it againFighting games like Street Fighter II y Mortal Kombat, they added the component of the pique with friends, in which we no longer only played the coin that we were throwing to challenge our rival, we gambled our prestige in the local. But before them, classics like Pac-Man, Galaga, Space Invaders, Galaxian o Donkey Kong They got such a hook from the players that urban legends spoke of coin shortage 100 yen in Japan.
After the days of the arcade, came the era of internet cafes, and with them a whole generation of PC games that managed to keep us engrossed during hours and hours while we talked loudly with our friends and rivals. Counter Strike, Unreal Tournament, Quake 3 Arena, were some of the classic shots with which the hours flew.
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To tell you about this effect and about some of the games that have managed to catch us the most in recent times, we made a special video in which we collected some of the most famous, the big MOBA like League of Legends or DOTA 2, the endless universe of World of Warcraft or management games like Football Manager, were some of those that we highlighted then.
But that feeling of adrenaline and the instant need to feel it again has not disappeared over the years and the rise of the indie market has brought back genres like the roguelike, which take the hitch concept to another level. Since they have given us hundreds of hours, sleepless nights, and longer sessions than we would like to acknowledge, we wanted to collect some of those games that are simply a real vice.