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20 Day Video Game Challenge - Day 17: Favorite genre
« on: March 05, 2019, 08:45:05 PM »
Hi. So I did something similar to this nearly two years ago and I honestly feel like reposting that version of this at some point very soon just to revisit it, but this one just popped up on my Twitter feed and it made me want to just revisit the whole concept. SO, completely ignore the "GET TO KNOW ME! 1 like = 1 answer" thing because we are absolutely not doing that. Instead, we're doing this as a "1 question a day" sort of thing, where you answer the challenge for that specific day! This is a neat thing that took off with the last one two years ago and I think it would be neat to redo this two years later and with some new people, so that's what we're going to do. I'll be updating the topic name daily with the new challenge when it is time to switch to a new one. These will probably go the full 24 hours or so, depending on when I get the opportunity to change them. Either way, I will definitely give you the full 24 hours. If you don't answer in that 24 hours, that's a-ok, just answer it whenever, even if you join in late! You're definitely encouraged to explain your answer, too. Anything to make it funner!

I'll be plopping my answer for this first one eventually when I can think of something, but here are the challenges:



The first challenge: A game that had a lasting impression on you!
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The two Mario & Luigi games that have remakes, but the originals. Remakes are good, but they don't give a last impression if the original is played. If I had to chose one, Superstar Saga.
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Hmm... This is a pretty tough question, but if I were to choose one, I would pick Insaniquarium Deluxe. It's basically about feeding fish and shooting aliens that threatens the fish, and while it sounds pretty silly, it's fun in practice. Did I mention that this game is the brainchild of the one who would eventually make Plants vs Zombies?



The reason for the odd pick is due to how it reignited my passion for playing games, since it is not a very demanding game yet it is also very fun. It's also pretty much my gateway for smaller dev games and thus indies, because it is a testament that games can be fun even in a small package. I picked this game because I have previously played the PDA Insaniquarium, and when I found out that it has a Deluxe version of the PC, I didn't hesitate to play it. From there, I found out that there is a world of smaller-scale PC games.

I figured that since the others will eventually have Mario games as their picks, I would contribute something entirely different.

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This is a tough pick. I went with Grand Theft Auto V and its fantastic, gigantic, overly detailed overworld that plays very well and has a crapton of mods to support it (Los Santos is my favorite video game setting, period) and I just love exploring the city while also having an accurate avatar of myself to represent as one of the many denizens. Even so, I could have went with Metro 2033 Redux for its desolate, dreary, yet beautiful atmosphere and its excellent world building and use of horror elements. I could have went with Left 4 Dead 2 for reintroducing me towards shooting things and simply just having a blast with it. I could have picked Garry's Mod for its equal freedom as Grand Theft Auto V but with an even bigger modding community. I could have went with Spore and its expansion pack Galactic Adventures as my first serious PC game and how my character is heavily based on that. I could have also went with pretty much any Mario game, particularly the spin-offs, which has been with me all my life and shaped me to be the Baby Luigi lover I am today and why I'm posting in this forum and why I'm into video games in general.

However, I just picked the one that has the freshest memory in my mind, and that's the game where I watched a sunset in a beach or simply driving around obeying traffic rules as I love strolling around in a great environment, free from any video game objectives, free from any obligations, free to do whatever I want.
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Mario Party 5, as it wasn't just my first video game ever, but it also made me interested in the Mario series to begin with.

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Day 2 is officially up! Your challenge for today: your favorite female video game character! Explanations and thoughts are obviously welcome.

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Daisy.
The princess.

Unless of course, you wanna count Pink Yoshi as a female. In which case, PY takes the spot.

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This is once again a tricky question, because there are female video game characters I like but there is at least a certain aspect that holds it back. My initial pick would be Daisy, but I have to hand it to an unconventional pick once again. I present you the main character and pretty much the pioneer of the Dash series: Flo!

(Left: Classic depiction; Right: Modern depiction)


In the world of PC casual games, Flo stood out of the pack early on for not only being a very easily identifiable character, but also a recurring one. Not to mention: the first Diner Dash is a very good game that became famous for its simple but challenging gameplay. Of course, it helps a ton that Flo is a lady in charge (which translates to being a playable character that manages everything) so this is one character you can point to for positive female representation in video games. Although the Dash series have several spinoffs like Wedding Dash, Parking Dash or Fitness Dash that doesn't always have Flo herself, she has normally been the person to encourage whatever new playable character those games have. Cooking Dash is probably one spinoff that notably has Flo in charge though.

It probably is difficult to consider her a favourite because I don't play the Dash games any more, but Flo is pretty unique because she is of a more grounded and ordinary standing compared to many famous female video game characters that range from ones that are tough and handles tough situations (Samus/Lara Croft), ones that have magical powers (Zelda/Arle), ones that are thrust in fantastical settings with magical tools to handle the threats (Peach/Pokemon girl playable character) to being animals (Amy/Isabelle), and is still pretty a pretty capable person despite this.

(On the other hand, choosing a favourite male video game character is going to be easy as pie)

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Going back to day one, I'd peg it as a toss-up between Super Mario Sunshine and Pokémon FireRed for much the same reason A51 choose Mario Party 5.

Mario Party 5, as it wasn't just my first video game ever, but it also made me interested in the Mario series to begin with.

They were my first and third videogames, respectively. The former set me off on a path of playing games for the rest of my life, Nintendo or otherwise, while the latter was my introduction to RPGs and set some of the standards for what I expected in terms of exploration and stumbling upon secrets in those titles.



For favourite female videogame character... that's a tough one. It's one of those questions where I'm reluctant to answer because there's so many options that I feel like I'm inevitably going to overlook my actual answers. You have Samus, Espurr from Super Mystery Dungeon, Tressa, Ophilia, and Odette from Octopath Traveler, Lovrina from Gale of Darkness, Melody Pianissima, Goombella, Bow, even Viridi, probably plenty from indie games because I'm awful at thinking up indie titles off the top of my head, you can add Touhou characters like Aya, Mystia, and Shion... I could keep going for a while, actually.

But, you know, it might be clichéd, but I think I'd have to go with Zelda. You know, I really appreciate how she's the bearer of the Triforce of Wisdom and being a wise, competent ruler is basically her whole thing. At the same time, depending on the title, she shows herself to be everything from a capable fighter to a scholarly technophile. She's a Princess of many talents, I suppose, but at the heart of her character is her intelligence, the same intelligence which lets her put whatever skills or interests she happens to possess to the best use she can. I don't contest that she too falls victim to poor treatment in terms of her role in the games at times and that she's sometimes more developed in the fanworks, but, still, there's something that draws me to her character. She's the kind of character I want to point to as me niece gets into gaming, someone to show her that you can be smart and, if you're clever and put in the effort, you can take whatever you have to offer and do good with it.

Is there probably a better answer I could give? Yeah, but that's just what's resonating with me right now, y'know?

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I guess Zelda or Rosalina, considering they're cute and pretty.