Originally Posted by Tenacious Stu
But seriously, why has no one mentioned sport on here is there a correlation between designers not liking them? It would be interesting to see what people say on this.
Interesting point. My hypothesis is that the majority of the games people list as favorites have fairly well fleshed out narrative and universe that isn't found in most sports/racing games. While extensively detailed worlds and backstories don't belong in every game, they do provide more fodder to think about and critique, which is likely to attract more aspiring game designers. To support my case, no one has mentioned Tetris or Bejeweled either.