Call it a whim, call it a folly, call it what you will. After some rather incessant internal nagging, I decided to revisit Grand Theft Auto IV and then write about it on Virtual Bastion. As you may well imagine, things have gone about as well as I could have excepted…which is both okay and a lot less so.
Several years ago, in 2016, we decided to participate in a “favorite games” challenge. The premise was simple: choose and play single game that we each considered to be a “favorite,” and then report back on experience. At its core, the challenge was all about understanding what it meant to consider a game a “favorite” in age of top-notch gaming. What was it about some games that kept us coming back to them time and again? Was it simply a matter of great story and mechanics, or was the answer more complex than less?
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