VGC Day 5: Guilty Pleasures

Welcome back to our continuing video game challenge! Hope you’ve been enjoying following along with our previous entries!


Day 4: What is your guilty pleasure game?

I thought about listing a game that I’m embarrassed to play, but then I remembered…

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I unabashedly love this game. I’ve played it a bunch of times, including once as a marathon playthrough during which I tried to find all the secrets (which I still didn’t manage), a few times with other players online, and quite a bit by myself (or with friends on the couch). It’s the game I reach for when I want to play something but don’t want to be bogged down with choices and morality and combat. This is the game I go to when I just want to be inundated with stunning visuals and beautiful music. If I want to enjoy the game alone, I can; if I want to enjoy it alongside another player, I can do that, too.

It’s completely hedonistic, and I love every minute of it. I also love that the storyline is simple and fairly ambiguous, so you can take from it something that is important and meaningful to you.

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Otherwise
, my guilty pleasure game is Dragon Age: Origins, which is a 60ish hour game that I’ve played an embarrassing amount of times, two and a half of which were back-to-back. So there’s that.

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What game is your guilty pleasure? What about it makes it “guilty”?

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~Athena


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18 thoughts on “VGC Day 5: Guilty Pleasures

  1. Nothing embarrassing about either title, as they are both excellent and have plenty of replay value (Journey because it isn’t long whilst Dragon Age has tons of content/dialogue choices to explore.)

    My guilty pleasures tend to be titles with eye candy. Gal Gun and Senran Kagura are good fun, but not something I would play in public.

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  2. I can’t judge the Dragon Age Origins love. I played through Dragon Age II three times, immediately after each other, lol. I really need to make time for Origins. Backlog problems… You know how it is. *sighs*

    I guess my guilty pleasure is the Grand Theft Auto series. It feels so wrong being a criminal, but it’s just so much fun! 🙂

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    1. YES to playing Dragon Age: Origins. I will always be an enabler.

      I was actually a huge Grand Theft Auto fan up until IV. Something about that game really killed it for me, even though I loved The Ballad of Gay Tony. My favorite was probably Vice City. I haven’t played GTAV yet, but I hear it’s great, especially the heists.

      You’re right: sometimes being wrong feels so right!

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      1. I liked Niko Bellic, and cousin Roman. The two xpacs were good too. I had way too much fun dancing in Ballad of Gay Tony, lol. I can’t describe it, but I did find it lacked some of the GTA magic, somehow. San Andreas will always be my favourite but I loved Vice City too!

        Part of me wants to go steal a car now… 🙂

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          1. I remember one mission where Niko was in a huge gun battle, then Roman randomly calls and asks if he wants to hang out, haha.

            I love the Banshee but I’d settle for the Infernus if I found one.

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  3. I really enjoy FFVIII, but quite a few people have expressed their dislike for Squeenix’s eight foray into trying to complete the fantasy hehe. I personally don’t feel guilty, because I think it’s an excellent game like the majority of the series, but I’ve gotten that “look” from IRL friends when I talk about playing it. I especially love the card game, which IMHO is the best card game of the series (erm, between the two).

    I suppose the REAL guilty pleasure game would be this Black Eyes Peas based dance game. Oh….my…lord. It is NOT good, but I spent money on it, so I played it a few times. I liked at least one song, but the gameplay was nowhere near as good as other dance based games like DDR or Just Dance.

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    1. All that matters is that you like it! Let people give looks! haha I can’t say anything more intelligent about Final Fantasy VIII, but the heart wants what it wants, doesn’t it??

      A Black Eyed Peas dance game??? Haha that sounds amazing and awkward all at the same time! At least it had decent music?

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