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30 Days of Gaming simon on 31 May 2011

30 Days of Gaming: Day 30

We’ve reached the end of the month! And with that, comes the end of this challenge. So this was inevitable: Day 30 – Your favourite game of all time.

This one is probably the toughest of them all. There are so many good games out there, as you’ve seen. So this will probably annoy you a little but I’m going to go with the game I’ve mentioned the most in this challenge..

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII. Playing this reminded me how good a game’s story could be and what a good game is like. I have good memories of this game, some of them sad. This game also feel good to have a PSP and the opportunity to be able to play it, as well as other great games the PSP offers.

Yes, I realise I’m a Final Fantasy VII fanboy. :P

30 Days of Gaming simon on 30 May 2011

30 Days of Gaming: Day 29

Day 29 – A game you thought you’d hate but ended up loving

Peer pressure made me buy this game. Little did I know, back then, how many hours I would eventually put into this game.

The Universal Chair

Minecraft.

Unless you have a lot of spare time or don’t actually have a life, I don’t recommend playing this game. Smile with tongue out

The image pictured is from my friend’s server, which you can find out more about here.

30 Days of Gaming simon on 29 May 2011

30 Days of Gaming: Day 28

Day 28 – Favourite game developer.

Gee, so many tough ones.

There’s a lot I like.. Here’s a list:

  • Naughty Dog (Crash Bandicoot, Jak, Uncharted)
  • Insomniac (Spyro, Ratchet and Clank, Resistance)
  • thatgamecompany (fl0w, Flower)
  • Ready At Dawn (Daxter)
  • Sucker Punch (Sly, InFamous)
  • GameFreak (Pokémon)
  • Sqaure-Enix (Final Fantasy)
  • Team17 (Worms)
  • Media Molecule (LittleBigPlanet)

To pick a favourite would be unfair, but I guess I’ll have to go with the game developer that has made the game that I have the earliest good gaming memories with.

Team17

I’m picking Team17 because they brought me Worms. One of the games that really got me into gaming, and I remember having lots of fun playing – and I still do.

30 Days of Gaming simon on 28 May 2011

30 Days of Gaming: Day 27

Day 27 – Most epic scene ever.

Hard one..

Well the fight scene between Angeal, Sephiroth and Genesis was pretty cool when I first watched it.

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

The most epic scene I got to play in though (it was like a “holy shit” moment), is this:

Uncharted 2: Among Theives

30 Days of Gaming simon on 27 May 2011

30 Days of Gaming: Day 26

Day 26 – Best voice acting.

You’re gonna hate me for this, but I’m going to use the same game twice in a row.

The Uncharted series is the best I can think of at the moment. So what if Nolan North is in almost every video game ever made?

He does a mighty fine job both voice acting and mo-capping Nathan Drake. Not to mention all the other great actors too who do their voices at the same time as their movements are being captured.

30 Days of Gaming simon on 26 May 2011

30 Days of Gaming: Day 25

Ah, was so drowned in assignments (yes! I have a life too!), I almost forgot about this challenge. Silly me. Smile with tongue out

Day 25 – A game you plan on playing.

SO EXCITED FOR THIS!

Uncharted 3

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.

Haven’t been this excited for a game since Portal 2 and Gran Turismo 5. Okay well, those aren’t really good comparisons.. BUT I’m excited none-the-less.

MULTIPLAYER!

Doesn’t this game look so awesome?

Rhetorical question.. HELL YES IT DOES.

30 Days of Gaming simon on 25 May 2011

30 Days of Gaming: Day 24

Day 24 – Favourite classic game.

Tetris

Tetris.

I could play this non-stop.

XKCD: Hell XKCD: Heaven

30 Days of Gaming simon on 24 May 2011

30 Days of Gaming: Day 23

Day 23 – Game you think had the best graphics or art style.

Gaming isn’t all about graphics. This game proves just that.

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game.

I love how this game, even though released in HD last year, acts just like a retro side-scroller beat ‘em up. Although the actual gameplay can get annoying at times (like when you get hit, it’s almost impossible to start fighting again after getting up since you just get knocked down again), that isn’t the point of today.

Many gamers will appreciate the art direction this game took, and a good job at sticking to the theme of the Scott Pilgrim series. It’s a joy playing this game, especially with friends. There are also references to many other games which adds to the value of the game, in my opinion.

30 Days of Gaming simon on 23 May 2011

30 Days of Gaming: Day 22

Day 22 – A game sequel which disappointed you.

Playing this game since the original, back on the PS1.. I had high hopes for this game.

Gran Turismo 5. Eventually released late 2010, this game was over-hyped, had a long production schedule (Gran Turismo PSP, I’m looking at you), delayed and somewhat buggy on release, upon other problems. A game like this would have been great if it had been released three years earlier than it was, but it came too late to make any significant impact in the gaming world. The final product felt lacking and it required a humongous install which took way too long. The cars were also disappointing, only a handful of “premium” cars and way too many “standard” cars – many being duplicates.

Two player play was also disappointing. You could only choose from a set of cars (or career “favourites”) and it was annoying trying to set consecutive races. If you’ve played the game, you’ll see what I’m talking about.

Then there’s the pricing. I thought the game (in Australia, anyway) cost WAY too much. The collector’s edition cost $130, and for what? A few extra cars that Japan eventually got for free at christmas and a book that isn’t worth the premium price.

Having bought this game, I haven’t picked it up in a while. Sad, really.

30 Days of Gaming simon on 22 May 2011

30 Days of Gaming: Day 21

Day 21 – Game with the best story.

You know, a part of me really wants to says Crisis Core, but I’ve mentioned that game too many times. So here’s something different for best story. This is harder than you think, choosing one. Smile with tongue out

So I’m going to go with a recent one.

Portal 2. For a game of its type, the story is quite impressive. A good step up from the almost story-less prequel. There’s more characters, more backstory, more humour and more awesome.

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