30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 30!

Day 30: Your Favorite Game Of All Time.

Well, I’ve spoken of it many times before:

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Of course it’s none other than Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars! I’ve gone into detail about why this game is my favorite, so I won’t repeat myself. Please click here if you haven’t read my post dedicated to the game that I’ve loved since it first came out in 1996!

And that wraps up the 30 Day Video Game Challenge! It was a lot of fun, and most of the questions were pretty easy to answer.

I have quite a few posts planned, but the first one I am going to put out is a First Impressions post of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp! I’m probably going to be doing some behind-the-scenes work with my blog, too: cleaning up categories, maybe changing the layout, etc. I’m also going to do more posts dedicated to Kirby games since, you know, I’ve totally sucked at celebrating his anniversary! I had plans to play all of his games and I’ve played like 2 of them. Whoops!

Anyway, thanks so much for reading! πŸ™‚

30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 29!

Day 29: A Game You Thought You Wouldn’t Like, But Ended Up Loving.

Hmmm…. another difficult question! I don’t typically buy games unless I’m sure I will like them, though I have taken chances on games every now and then (but that’s only when I THINK I will like the game). However, one game comes to mind that I never really considered playing when it first came out:

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Smuggler’s Run: Warzones. It’s not that I thought I wouldn’t like this game, but it just kind of flew under the radar for me for awhile. Then one day my cousins came over with a bunch of their GameCube games, and this was one of them. Turns out it’s a pretty fun game! You spend a lot of your time driving illegal contraband to drop off points and of course, there are many complications that can arise from doing so! I borrowed the game for a few days, but my husband (who was my boyfriend at the time, haha) and I were enjoying it so much, we bought our own copy!

30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 28!

Day 28: Favorite Game Developer.

Well, this one is super easy for me, and you probably won’t be surprised by my answer!

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Of course it’s Nintendo! There are many game series that I love, but Nintendo has consistently created some of my favorite titles. I’m partial to them anyway since some of my fondest childhood memories involve me playing Nintendo games. πŸ˜‰

30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 27!

Day 27: Most Epic Scene Ever.

Meh… WHY am I feeling so uninspired these last couple questions? It’s like I can’t think of anything at all for my answers. Most epic scene… hmm… oh, I know! When Baby Bowser turns into gigantic Bowser in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island for the SNES!

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The first time I saw this scene (hey, I was 9) I was really blown away. I couldn’t believe how huge Bowser got! It definitely threw me for a loop, and I probably would’ve described the scene as “epic” had that been a thing when I was 9. Yep, it’s the best I can come up with right now.

30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 26!

Day 26: Best Voice Acting.

Um… I’m probably not the best person to be asking this question. I feel like I haven’t played many games lately that had significant voice acting in them. Since I’m pretty much drawing a blank, I’m going to draw inspiration from my answer yesterday and say Persona 4: Dancing All Night!

Though I haven’t played all the way through the game, I was pretty impressed with the voices thus far.

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I read online that some people disliked Rise’s voice because they got a different voice actor for this game. I had nothing to base it on, though, so I don’t mind her voice. πŸ™‚

30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 25!

Day 25: A Game You Plan On Playing.

Why don’t you just take a look at my backlogΒ and shake your head at all the games I’ve listed as “unplayed”? Those are all games I definitely plan on playing at some point! However, one game I SWEAR I’m going to get to soon is…

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Persona 4 Golden for the PS Vita! As I have written about in earlier posts, I bought Persona 4: Dancing All Night (which is the semi-sequel to Persona 4) and thought it was a lot of fun. When I realized it was a sequel, however, I really wanted to play Persona 4, despite the fact that you didn’t really need to play it to understand the story of Dancing All Night at all.

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I bought Persona 4 Golden for the Vita because it is an enhanced port of Persona 4 with some great new additions added in. Plus, my Vita really needed some love and this seems like the perfect game to take with me on the go! Of course, my attention is elsewhere right now in gaming, but Persona 4 Golden is near the top of my list of games to play next!

30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 24!

Day 24: Favorite Classic Game.

Is it sad that I don’t really consider games from my childhood “classic” games?! I feel like those games aren’t old enough to be considered classic, although kids these days think the NES and SNES are ancient history. Maybe I just don’t want to admit that I’m getting older! πŸ˜‰

Anyway, I’ll answer this question with the mindset that a “classic” game is something that was released before I was born. With that being said, I gotta go with Pac-Man!

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There is something about Pac-Man that is so wonderful. All these years after its release, it still holds an appeal that is unique and timeless. Disclaimer: I really suck at this game, but I have fun playing it anyway, just to see if I can beat my high score! It doesn’t matter how you good you are at games, though- anyone can play Pac-Man! πŸ™‚

30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 23!

Day 23: Game You Think Had the Best Graphics or Art Style.

This one is so difficult to answer! Any answer I give will be purely subjective, because what one person thinks is so great might not appeal to other people.

I’m going to go with a game that I truly spent a lot of time marveling over how pretty it was: Super Mario Galaxy for the Wii.

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Super Mario Galaxy had so many areas that were just so beautiful and begged to be explored! There may be “better” art styles, but this is one of those games where I really did admire the graphics.

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The water levels in particular were super pretty. That reminds me, I never did beat the final Bowser level in this game. Whoops! I need to finish that up. πŸ˜‰

P.S. I just did a scheduled post for this blog entry, since here in the U.S. we are celebrating Thanksgiving and I’m probably going to be busy stuffing my face with way too much food! Happy Thanksgiving to those who are celebrating! πŸ™‚

30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 22!

Day 22: A Game Sequel Which Disappointed You.

I hate to say a game “disappoints” me, but if I had to pick one, it would be Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life for the GameCube.

I don’t know if this is really considered a proper sequel to Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life, but I’m going to pretend it is in any case. I loved that game, so when Another Wonderful Life was released, I was excited to play that too!

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The problem? It’s pretty much the EXACT same story as A Wonderful Life, except you are a girl. Seriously?That’s it? Harvest Moon games are not exactly short, so I was not in the mood to play an entire game over again just to be able to play as a girl and have a different item here or there. I’m still not in the mood to do that, and this game came out in 2004. Maybe one day I’ll get to it. Who knows.

30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 21!

Day 21: Game With The Best Story.

Sorry if I seem to be stuck on repeat here, but no other video game story has stuck with me as profoundly as Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.

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Bowser tries to pull his kidnap-the-Princess-shit once again, but his plans get foiled by some crazy ass Santa-looking dude named Smithy who just wants to take over the world.

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You start off as Mario and are soon joined by Mallow, Geno, Bowser, and Princess Peach in an attempt to restore the Mushroom Kingdom and all the surrounding areas to the way they were before Smithy and his gang came along and tried to ruin everything!

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There are so many wonderful areas to explore and secrets to find, plus all the twists and turns the storyline takes along the way are just so much fun! I love this story so much, last year I started writing my own version of it. I need to get back to finishing that! That story is only for my entertainment, though, so don’t expect to ever see it. πŸ˜‰ Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go play Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp since it just came out today!