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These are 10 video game questions and my answers! Feel free to comment or participate. I always look forward to seeing which games resonate with other gamers. We are such a varied group. I just spent he past month learning how awesome fighting games are, so I clearly have a lot to learn from speaking with others!
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Here are my answers!
1. What is your favorite video game genre (E.G. RPG, FPS, MMO, etc.)?
I love a good hack-n-slash game. Any game where I can pick up a sword and slice my way to victory is good in my book. Most of my favorite games have a swordplay component to them, but even in shooters like Far Cry 3 or open-world zombie platformers like Dying Light, blades are my go to method for clearing out the bad guys.
2. Which system do you prefer to game on?
I just love sitting on my couch and turning on my PlayStation 4. My first video game console was a PS2, and even though I switched to an Xbox 360 in the seventh generation, I came right back to Sony. I just love their exclusives too much to really quit this console.
3. Who is your favorite video game character?
The Magnificent Maleficar herself… Bayonetta. I love playing her in the games, I love her cleverness, her sexiness, and everything about this character. I’d have to, since she pretty much carries the emotional investment of her titles on her arched back.
4. Which game do you believe has the best plot?
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice had me on the edge of my seat. It rocked me right to the bottom of my soul. This was such a powerful heroic epic about a resilient young woman journeying into darkness in the hopes of bringing her lover back from the dead. It put tears in my eyes, it put dread in my mind, and it ultimately put hope in my heart. Plus it took the time to have an incredibly intelligent conversation about the cross-cultural implications of mental health. The gamer and psychology nerd in me was enchanted.
5. What game gave the most hype but didn’t deliver?
The year 2017 had plenty of games that disappointed me, but if we’re talking about juicy, controversial opinions, I would have to go with Nier: Automata. Yes, there were many things this game did wonderfully. The story was out of this world, but there were too many other ridiculous game design choices that kept me from fully appreciating this title. That, or I just have to stop comparing every Platinum hack-n-slash game with a sexy woman protagonist to Bayonetta. That’s a lot of disappointment in my future.
6. What game are you waiting for?
The Metro series is an exception yet underrated, atmospheric shooter about fighting horrifying demons in the post-apocalyptic Russian subway system. Metro Exodus is coming out soon, and I cannot wait to see what it looks like now that the franchise has some clout behind it.
Also, Insomnia’s Spider-Man
7. Which games do you feel have the best replay value?
I can play Civilization V over and over again until the actual civilization around me crumbles into dust. I love raising cities from the ground up and turning them into centers of production, culture, and science. I love making peace with other nations, maintaining risky friendships, and then doing my best not to go to war with everyone when I gain a piece of land they all wanted. Just one more civilization, just one more building, just one more turn, just… one… more…
8. Name 1 Game that you think everyone should play?
In the spirit of The Culture HUD’s Fightin’ February, I recommend that everyone play the Injustice fighting game franchise. If you have ever been curious about getting into fighting games, this series will get you well equipped for the genre. Injustice: Gods Among Us and Injustice 2 are both incredible games with excellent rosters of DC comics heroes and villains. Follow the link above to see my full review.
9. What game did you grow up on?
Bioware’s classic RPG, Neverwinter Nights. Sure, I got back to the game and the Roll20 format is unbearable to play in, but I absolutely devoured that game when I was young. The story, the enemies, the lore; all of it kept me hooked. While I cannot say it is much to return to, I am the gamer I am today because of Neverwinter Nights.
10. Which game would you like to see come back?
The Darkness was a macabre supernatural game about a Mafioso named Jackie Estacado who is betrayed by his former colleagues. In this tragedy he loses his wife, but gains the help of an evil spirit. The sequel, The Darkness 2, is all about helping Jackie heal from the trauma of his past event while reconciling with the evil that cannot escape him. After enduring more brutality at the hands of those who want to take the Darkness, Jackie is greeted with closure… … … until the cliffhanger… I would very much like a continuation to this story, but the likelihood of that happening is pretty low 😦