Are you Sus???
I was having a discussion about video games with the Queen of the Pokemon, Donielle Flynn, and the arcade classic Burger Time came up. We both loved Burger Time. Burger Time is a great arcade game about a chef evading deadly food stuffs by applying salt to them. Stranger Things fired up lots of great memories and one of those was those great arcades. And it got me thinking about what’s everyone’s favorite video game. What is Michigan’s favorite video game?
According to gamingamericas.com, Michigan’s favorite game (as of 2021) is Among Us. If you’ve ever seen the movie “The Thing” you know the premise of Among Us is that there is an alien among the crew. This alien(s) purpose is to eliminate the crew and keep it from being discovered. Among Uswas created as a mobile device game in 2018 and then spread to consoles like the Switch in 2020. While the pandemic was awful, it did help increase the popularity of games like Among Us and Animal Crossing. Being shut in for so long led to many gaming adventures. Among Us also made the term “sus” popular based on the idea of one of the crew being “suspect” or “sus” because, for numerous reasons, some can be as simple as just being the “red” guy.
The other contenders for top games across the United States also included Roblox and Minecraft. I have been subjected to all these games because of my wonderful 8-year-old son. Honestly, I have become a fan of these games while playing them with him. Roblox is number one overall and at first, I thought the crude graphics would not interest me, but there are many games far more complex than most studio-made games. Some are so popular that they have spawned their own merchandise and fan base. And Minecraft, a build-your-own-world open-world, is an amazing game of complexity. If you have ever been a fan of SIMS or Legos, you’ll probably love Minecraft too.
Other than comics, RPGs and art, I could talk about games all day. But here are some of my current and old favorite games I would highly recommend.