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On Peer Pressure, Part 3

And now for the rest of the list:

14. Most memorable moment in a game:

My memory is terrible. I do remember facing Magus in Chrono Trigger for the first time, with all of the torches and lines of speech leading up to the fight. Interestingly, I don’t remember much about the actual fight.

15. Scariest moment in a game:

I don’t play many scary games, so this one’s from The Secret World. The Templar quest between Egypt and Transylvania (Virgula Divina) is the creepiest thing I’ve experienced in any game I’ve played at all, much less in an MMO.

16. Most heart-wrenching moment in a game:

If Mass Effect 3 had ended 20 minutes earlier, it would have been a proper tragic ending and not the stupid thing that actually happened. That game had a bunch of moments that I’d consider heart-wrenching, the most notable of which is probably the one Bel mentioned, which I won’t spoil here.

17. What are your favorite websites/blogs about games?

This list would be incomplete if I didn’t mention Tales of the Aggronaut, because Bel got me into this in the first place. I also frequent NeoGAF, because I find it a better source for gaming news than most of the websites intended to deliver this sort of information.

18. What’s the last game you finished?

The last game I “finished” as in “saw the end credits” is Shovel Knight. It has New Game+ and I haven’t finished that.

19. What future releases are you most excited about?

Pillars of Eternity is a game I’m quite looking forward to, but also Destiny, Azure Striker Gunvolt, and probably a few things I’m forgetting.

20. Do you identify as a gamer?

I play games, therefore I’m a gamer. I feel like that’s a simple question.

21. Why do you play video games?

I play video games for entertainment, and also to socialize. At this point I’ve met quite a few people through the games I play, and I’d like this to continue.

For more posts about… everything, check out the Blaugust Initiative. It’s still Saturday in Bel’s time zone, so hopefully he’ll take this as the post for the 23rd.

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.