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Day 9: Saddest Game Scene

I haven’t done this in a while, but you can bet that when I start to resort to the 100 theme challenge and the 30 day gaming topic…um, thingy for blog post topics, I’m running out of ideas.  You’re welcome for the honesty.  Ahem, today’s 30 day video game topic is #9, the saddest game scene.  There are several scenes that have made me rather…misty in the past, but I think there are two main ones that need mentioning.  Yes, I’m kind of cheating, but who’s going to put a stop to my reign of rule-breaking terror?  No one.  So there. Continue reading Day 9: Saddest Game Scene

Top Anticipated Games: #gamersonwatch

With E3 at a close, I must make a confession.  While I have certainly heard of this important gaming event, I admit that I don’t typically pay it much heed, and any news I do hear comes from random people or articles on the Internet.  Nevertheless, I have a short list for you all in celebration of E3 and our June community post, and I’m keeping it simple.  My favorite gaming news is whatever involves the release of interesting games, so I shall list (and briefly describe) the five games I look forward to most (whether they were mentioned at E3 or not).  In no particular order. Continue reading Top Anticipated Games: #gamersonwatch

Listmas: Favorite Items and Weapons

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Image from Flickr User: The Conmunity – Pop Culture Geek

Video games are home to much more than just delightful characters to control and interesting locations to explore.  No, most games just wouldn’t be complete if it weren’t for creative and useful items and weapons that make the game that much more fun.  So now, a list of some of my favorite items.  Those I can think of, that is.  And I will admit that this list is a bit biased.  By a lot.

  1. Double Hookshots, The Legend of Zelda, for grabbing items and getting to new locations, now with twice the awesome as one
  2. Hoverboots, Ratchet and Clank, for getting around in style
  3. Mr. Zurkon, Ratchet and Clank, because who doesn’t love a little robot that shoots your enemies and taunts them at the same time
  4. Groovitron, Ratchet and Clank, an item that makes enemies boogie (perhaps that’s what Captain Falcon meant when he said, “Show me your moves.”)
  5. Tanooki Suit, Super Mario Bros, because apparently raccoons can fly, and so can plumbers
  6. Phoenix Down, Final Fantasy, ‘nough said
  7. Extra lives, too. And those invincibility stars, while we’re at it.  And anything that increases your health, of course.
  8. The hammer in Super Smash Bros.
  9. Lens of Truth, The Legend of Zelda, even if it sometimes shows you scary things you didn’t want to see
  10. Din’s Fire, The Legend of Zelda, for keeping ReDeads at bay
  11. Mirror Shield, The Legend of Zelda, for also keeping ReDeads at bay

An Itemized Duck

Games I’m Thankful For: Final Fantasy XIII

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With Thanksgiving having come and gone this week, I thought I’d look back at a few of the games I’m most grateful to have had the chance to play over the years. Like the Duck of Indeed, there’s more than a few games on that list: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past for getting me started, Super Mario 64 and Kingdom Hearts for fueling the fire, and Mass Effect for making me want to do more with gaming than just playing the games. Those are the major ones to be sure, but as I thought about I realized that there’s also several games that taught me how to be a better t player. With that in mind, I’d just like to say I’m thankful for Final Fantasy XIII!

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I Don’t Have the Patience for Multiple Endings

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Image by Flickr User: misiontokyo

As I’ve been saying, I have been busy catching up on a bunch of old games I was told were the duck’s quack, and one game I beat rather recently was “Chrono Trigger”, a game made by the same developers as “Final Fantasy”. The story involves our heroes traveling through time in their efforts to prevent the monster Lavos from bursting forth from the surface of the planet and causing the apocalypse.  While I would have liked to have had a better main villain than a monster, I definitely see why people have so many good things to say about it. Continue reading I Don’t Have the Patience for Multiple Endings

Gaming Humiliation: The Massage Mini Game in “FFX-2”

Screenshot by Flickr User Chris Karr
Screenshot by Flickr User Chris Karr

My next post on humiliating and/or embarrassing things in video games was a no-brainer. If you’ve ever had the misfortune of playing “Final Fantasy X-2”, you’ll notice right away that it’s, to put it lightly, silly.  I’m not going to say too much against it, as I know it does have its fans, but I’m not one of them.  But, anything I had a problem with in the game pales in comparison to something I don’t think anyone in the world liked.

This game has…a massage mini game.  That can’t possibly be good, can it?  At one point in the game, Yuna, disguised as one of Leblanc’s lackeys, has to, for whatever reason, give Leblanc a massage.  And it’s just…very wrong.  It’s just…I’m not getting into the details.  Suffice it to say, I was trying to get through this as fast as possible because I really didn’t want anyone catching what I was doing.  And I’m not including a video of it, either, for fear of…you actually watching it.  But, if you want to check it out, I’m sure it can be found on Youtube, recorded by someone who knew not what they were subjecting the world to. Continue reading Gaming Humiliation: The Massage Mini Game in “FFX-2”

A Plea for FF8 Assistance

Image from Flickr User: metallimaniac
Image from Flickr User: metallimaniac

With Cary and Jacob already on their quests to complete “Metroid Prime” and “Final Fantasy VII”, respectively, it got me thinking of a quest of my own that I would like to accomplish one day. My own game to complete is “Final Fantasy VIII”. I have reached the final boss, but I just can’t beat it. I have tried time and time again, but I just can’t seem to prevail. And I need help, or else I may never overcome my obvious incompetence, and that’s why I write this plea to all you fellow gamers out there, with one big question….

What the crap? Continue reading A Plea for FF8 Assistance