Saturday, September 28, 2013

30 Day Video Game Challenge Quick Fire Round

So, I've fallen behind in these due to life taking up time, so here's a quickfire round where I'll answer 7 of these at once ...

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30 Day Video Game Challenge Day 11: Gaming System of Choice

Whatever Nintendo system is out at the time. I don't get if the question is gaming system of choice at the current time or of all time, so I'll just say that I prefer whatever Nintendo system is out at the time, as I always enjoy Nintendo games the most, as well as the developers they partner with. However, if the question asks what my preferred system of all time is, at the moment, I'd say the Nintendo Wii thanks to its great games and the Virtual Console.

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30 Day Video Game Challenge Day 12: A Game Everyone Should Play

Chrono Trigger. This is a really hard question, as the term "everyone" is so broad and it's hard to pick a game for everyone. But, I decided on Chrono Trigger because it's a very accessible, fun, and high quality game. RPGs are often a very niche taste, as they often take a long time to get into and/or require a lot of tedious grinding and cutscenes for things to get rolling, but CT starts off beautifully and doesn't take long at all to get really interesting. Furthermore, the game is a hallmark of the videogame medium as fun and beautiful experience.

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30 Day Video Game Challenge Day 13: A Game You've Played More than Five Time

Metal Slug 1-5. I love the Metal Slug series, and I will occasionally just pop in my Metal Slug Collection and play several straight-through at once. It's an arcade shooter that never gets old. If you wanted an answer that wasn't an arcade-style game, than that would be Vanquish, which, imo, is the modern spiritual successor to the Metal Slug series, even if it wasn't really meant to be.

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30 Day Video Game Challenge Day 14: Current (or Most Recent) Gaming Wallpaper

New Team Gravity Project.


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30 Day Video Game Challenge Day 15: Post a screenshot from the game you're playing right now

The Wonderful 101 - The amazing Orowchee boss fight!


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30 Day Video Game Challenge Day 16: Game with the Best Cutscenes

Devil May Cry 3. Incredibly cinematic, filled with little details, and passionately directed; the cutscenes of DMC3 are a sight to behold and definitely one of the game's biggest highlights. DMC3's cutscenes set the bar for videogame cinematics for me, and still hold a special place in my memory.

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30 Day Video Game Challenge Day 17: Favorite Antagonist

King Valentine (Odin Sphere). I find it impressive when the antagonist of a fictional story can give me the shivers just from their very presence. In videogames, that antagonist is King Valentine from Odin Sphere. He was but a simple rotting skeleton who still spoke as a king, and yet, thanks to a powerful story and superb voice acting, King Valentine felt like the game's greatest menace, even when up against the towering Odin and the Queen of the Netherworld. A masterful villain.

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30 Day Video Game Challenge Day 18: Favorite Protagonist

Zack Fair (Final Fantasy VII Complilation). I mentioned Zack before so I won't go into too much detail, but I will explain why I favor him over other protagonists. The simply answer is because he's such a nice, happy guy. Despite living in a rough environment, Zack always keeps a sincere smile on his face, not out of stupidity, but because he believes life is beautiful despite the problems he may face. He wants to fight for others and keep his pride while doing it. Zack was a breath of fresh air after dealing with so many conflicted protagonists in other videogames, especially when dealing with urban or steampunk settings. It's nice to see that Zack's spirited smile has lived on in characters like Zidance Tribal (FFIX) and Sora (Kingdom Hearts).

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