[disclaimer: today I was going to post final part of my report from Essen, but in the meantime Tom finished his Top 100 and I really needed to celebrate this and say something to Tom ]
You know me much better than you knew me a few months ago. These days you know that I can talk about my games. You know that I really can show my passion. You know that I talk with a 100% belief in my games. And this belief is my strongest weapon. My weapon. The Weapon.
Tom Vasel can speak with passion too. Tom can speak in a way that we gamers are often defenseless. He uses the exact same weapon as I am using. And damn, he is good at it too.
When you let me talk about Robinson, you will loose 45 euro. I will make you buy the game. I open my mouth and you lose 45 euro. When Tom talks about Nothing Personal, I loose 60 bucks + 20 for shipping. And you know, I am from Poland. 80 bucks for us is 16% of avarage moth sallary in Poland. 16% of avarage sallary in US is... It's like you'd pay 560$ for Nothing Personal. Quite a price, right?
Yes, Tom is good...
But this is not why I hate him. I use my weapon on innocent gamers. Tom does it too. It is a fair trade.
But... [there is always 'a but', right?]
Tom makes his Top 100 videos.
He talks about 100 games other than Nothing Personal.
He talks about them with the same passion. He talks with the same fire in his eyes. He talks with the same belief – he believes that the game he is just describing is for sure the best game on that very planet. He uses The Weapon again.
This is not fair anymore. Few days ago he convinced me to buy Star Trek Fleet Captains. Guys, I hate Star Trek. I really hate this movies. Star Trek sucks! And still, I decided to buy the game...
I can not buy all of these 100 games. I simply can't...
And you know, there are games on Tom's list I don't like. I played them and I think they suck. This is the moment of relief. 'Ha!' I think to myself when Tom talks about game I don't like. 'We like different games! I shouldn't trust him! He knows nothing about good games! His recommendations suck. Ha!'
I am safe. I neutralised The Weapon.
10 seconds later Tom starts to describe another game. Game I don't know. And again I start to trust him. Again I believe that this is the awesomest game on the planet. Again he uses The Weapon.
He uses The Weapon against me! Against The Weapon Master!
Stop it, Tom. Stop it now!