"What if we lived in an alternate universe where the production and direction of video games was overseen not by a cabal of short-sighted, money-hungry cretins in suits, but was instead the domain of history's most creative and all-around worthwhile human beings? What if the production of great, memorable games was no longer an accident, but was a regular occurrence easily replicated through common sense and creative insight? What if we could replace the likes of Bobby Kotick, the malicious CEO of Activision-Blizzard, with someone like renaissance artist Leonard Da Vinci, or the warrior-poet Bruce Lee, or those who are so often copied that the extent of their artistic contributions is often overlooked, like J.R.R. Tolkien or Dune's Frank Herbert?
It would be a world in which gamers would no longer repeat the worn-out phrase, "I could do better than that." As we count down the hypothetical list of Top Ten Games Made by Historical Figures, this week we have games TEN and NINE. The former is a title directed by rebel psychoanalyst Carl Jung, and the latter is a story-driven combat game inspired by Vlad the Impaler, a Romanian national hero that most of the world remembers as a bloodthirsty monster and the inspiration for Dracula himself."