Top 10 Educational Games
You may not typically prefer them to more traditional games, but the ten on this list ain't so bad.
Oh, I guess Trauma Center is not an educational game then. Silly me!
Carmen SanDIego!! Yeah! I loved this one!
Damn, I was waiting for the familiar tune of Professor Layton to start up.
I expected to see the Dr. Brain series on here.
I actually squeed when they said Number Munchers. That's a nostalgic one to me.
That last part gave me chills. Nice job, Nick.
I remember Gizmos and Gadgets and the 5 diskettes that was needed to be installed into the computer to play it.
Trust me, you DO NOT want to know what dysentery is...
Oh, okay, I get what you're saying now, we just have a difference of opinion on how Top 10s should work. I think that the list should be based off of the best overall games that qualify within the specifications of the list (unless a joke is involved). This means that if for some crazy reason Super Mario World qualified for a list of "Top 10 Barbie Games" it should be number one because overall it's definitely going to be the best game on that list.
You're saying that the list should be based off of the best qualified* games for the list, meaning that in the same example Super Mario World would not do very well because it is not, in fact, a Barbie game. I think that clears up this misunderstanding, but tell me if I was putting words in your mouth. I do see the merit in your opinion, by the way, and I never felt you were blaming me, lol.
*Including how good the game is, how well it fits the genre, and maybe other things, I don't know I'm trying to say what you think not what I think, and I'm assuming we're excluding jokes again
It relates quite well. Portal, as you said, is a good game "in general" and therefore should be higher on the list. Your reasoning is what baffles me. Neither of us put Portal on there so I'm not blaming you for anything. But, since this is a Top 10 list based on a specific genre it would be silly to place Portal higher on it just because it's a better game overall than the others. My point was that Portal is the least educational out of all these games so it's absurd that it even got picked.
I think you missed what I was saying. I personally don't understand how Portal qualifies for this list. I know they said it was used in some college course, but I don't see what about that puts Portal in the educational genre. All I'm saying is that if Portal is going to be on this list, it should be way closer to number one, because Portal is a really good game in general, where most of the games on this list are just okay at best. I don't really get how what you're saying relates to what I'm saying.
I'm actually surprised that Persona 3 or 4 didn't make it onto the list. I mean, it's essentially Final Fantasy, Pokemon, and a high school sim all in one. Not to mention the stories are great and entertaining, the combat is the best to come from a j-rpg since FF6, and the random times you're asked a question, you WANT to get it right to keep your stats improving, so you go look it up, and VIOLA! LEARNING!
Um what about jump start?
No. All the other games on this list can be categorized as being educational. Portal is a puzzle game, and puzzles aren't educational. They may be challenging but not educational.
If this list were based on educational value, then there are plenty of "games" that are supposed to be prep for SATs or other exams that would beat the things on this list by a long shot. However, I'm pretty sure this list is based upon the enjoyment of the user, so if Portal is going to be on here, unless Craig and Nick didn't like Portal that much for reasons I can't fathom, it should be quite high on the list.
(And by the way, I have absolutely no clue what the educational value is other than possibly the physics engine, but then basically any game could be on here)
are you a moron? it's in #2 you douche, watch the damn video
how these morons never put Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego on the ist
Man, looking back, our school had some awesome computer games. Zoombinis, Treasure Math Storm, Animaniacs, Mario's Game Gallery, Dino Park Tycoon, Number/Word Munchers, and Secret Island of Dr. Quandary jut to name a couple. I envy my young Goomy self.
Personally, I would have added the Railroad Tycoon II.
It taught geography, topography, history, chains of production, and (to a lesser extent) the stock market.
Ah that moment as a curious child playing Oregon Trail, when you finally decide to look up Dysentery. Never see Oregon Trail the same way again lol.