I have never played a video game while drunk â€“ well, as far as I can remember. I ran across this funny post detailing the top 5 games you are better at when youâ€™re drunk. I guess the effects of St. Patrickâ€™s Day drinking had not worn off yet when Jenn Frank wrote this post. Itâ€™s an amusing read â€“ hereâ€™s the list:
1. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney â€“ DS
While you might not think booze and detective work go together (although, come to think of it, there is a certain Sam Spade appeal there), the truth is, point-and-click adventure puzzles seem to go down a little easier with a glass of wine.
2. WarioWare: Smooth Moves – Wii
With alcohol, itâ€™s easy to coerce your friends into doing things they would never ordinarily do. Turn that negative into a positive! Nothing feels quite so right as finding four of the burliest, manliest dudes you can, moving the Hummel figurines out of armâ€™s reach, and bringing out the Wii Remotes.
3. Guitar Hero – PS2, 360, Wii, Mac
With â€œbeatmatchingâ€ rhythm games and alcohol, thereâ€™s a dramatic bell curve. Youâ€™re invincible after a beer, but after one too many, youâ€™re so kicked out of the band. The reason you can play games after a whiskey is actually the same reason you donâ€™t drive after a whiskey: Slightly impaired judgment means youâ€™re more confident, more daring.
4. Rez HD – 360
Perhaps games like Breakout benefit from alcohol consumption because they do rely on visual abstraction. Modern shoot-em-ups like Rez also seem to benefit from beer buzz: The half-awake, primal brain focuses on nothing in particular, and yet, as if automagically, you manage to rack up a phenomenal score.
5. Breakout – Atari 2600
Breakout is a very twitchy game that requires fine, precise movements and astute snap decision-making. In that regard itâ€™s practically a sobriety test.
What do you think? Want to try one of these out after a night of drinking?