In NakeyJakey’s The Last of Us 2 video he describes a condition he has called Goopy Goblin Gamer Brain. Having GGGB essentially means that your motivation and interest in games is powered almost purely by gameplay. Anything that gets in the way of gameplay, like:
- Stealth/Trailing sequences
- Overly long, unskippable cutscenes
- Long Tutorials
Is a threat to Goopy Goblin Gamer Brain.
I have Goopy Goblin Gamer Brain. A very bad case, if I’m being honest. It’s the reason why I can’t stand games like The Last of Us, Red Dead Redemption 2, and other “prestige-type” games. If you’ve spent time in this café, you probably already have an idea about that, and what kind of games I do like. And I’ve definitely mentioned GGGB before.
As such, I thought it’d be fun to make the Goopy Goblin Gamer Brain Badge.
The GGGB Badge is the highest honor you can receive from Mint’s Café. A game with the GGGB Badge is one that I recommend for its incredibly engaging, moment-to-moment gameplay and mechanics. It means that even if its story isn’t incredible, or it isn’t a technical marvel, it’s still worth playing based solely on the fact that it feels fantastic to play it. Some examples of unofficial GGGB Badge alum:
- Nioh 2
- Breath of the Wild
- Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
- Trials of Mana
- Apex Legends
Look forward to GGGB Badges in upcoming reviews! There might even be one coming soon...