On Peer Pressure, Part 2

Who am I to throw away another pair of potential blog posts? More of the list!

7. Name a game that was popular/critically adored that you just didn’t like.

In an effort to not talk bad about Guild Wars 2 yet again (although it certainly qualifies), I’ll mention Call of Duty here. I played a Lot of Halo and Halo 2, but I just never got into the Call of Duty series. I guess I like more fantasy in my shooters.

8. Name a game that was poorly received that you really like.

Shining Soul 2 has a 74 on Metacritic, but it’s one of my favorite GBA games. For those unfamiliar, it’s a diablo-like where you play as one of a bunch of interesting classes and beat up monsters to collect random loot to beat up more monsters. Another game I could mention is Scaler, a mascot platformer for the PS2. (Mascot platformers were pretty much dead at this point, with only Ratchet & Clank left.)

9. What are your favorite game genres?

If it involves the letters R, P, and G, you can apply all sorts of modifiers and I’ll probably like it. Special mention to tactical RPGs in the spirit of final Fantasy Tactics, and MMOs.

10. Who is your favorite game protagonist?

In an effort to not use the cop-out answer of myself, I’ll say I really like Ratchet. After his character development in the first game in his series, he’s been a cool protagonist. Shame about the games after a Crack in Time, though.

11. Describe your perfect video game.

Something with solid gameplay, good sound design, and advancement of some sort.

12. What video game character do have you have a crush on?

Let’s go with Liara from the Mass Effect series. The fact that she becomes a badass in 2 and 3 helps a lot.

13. What game has the best music?

Taken as a whole, I’m pretty sure Bastion has the best soundtrack. Transistor has better vocal tracks. FF14 has some really awesome tracks as well, but I think Bastion still wins.

This is good for one more, which will be up tomorrow. For more posts about… everything, check out the Blaugust Initiative.

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