A long time ago, A Geek Girl’s Guide wrote a gamer confession tag post, which was then picked up by fabulous bloggers like Extra Life, Falcon Game Reviews, and The Codex: Online. It’s been a while, I know, but this was a fun one and I’m always up for confessing my love for games, so here we go!
A game everyone loves but you can’t stand:
There are very few games that I straight up “can’t stand,” as I usually find some enjoyment in the games I play. But… I guess this might be a controversial answer but I really, really do not like Pokemon Go!, not because of any inherent awfulness about the game. From what I hear, it’s quite fun, but while my brother and sister would brag about how they had met and talked to strangers because they were all hunting the same Pokemon, all I ever experienced was being interrupted and ignored in favor of imaginary characters on their phone screens. Play your games, of course, but not at the expense of the real live people sitting in front of you.
A game you love, but no one else seems to:
It’s cliche, but I do have a soft spot in my heart for Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. I think that’s probably the one that comes closest to “love” that other people hate. For instance, I like Dragon Age II, and Mass Effect: Andromeda even though the internet says that I shouldn’t, but I don’t think either of those games are disliked as much as Zelda II. As far as I know, fans and franchise don’t go so far as to pretend they don’t exist.
I’ve been asked a few times what is so great about it. And… what’s so great about any game? I had so much fun trying to battle my way through the different temples and find my way across the sprawling map. I loved the different moves that Link could pull, especially what I called the “hopping sword one” – which saved poor Link’s life often. And I loved sitting watching my sister and my brother play “pass the controller” as they tried to foil Ganon. I haven’t beaten it, and probably never will, but… oh wait.
An older game you haven’t finished, and probably never will:
A guilty pleasure game:
I actually wrote a whole post about this. My thoughts were tied between Journey and Dragon Age: Origins, the former because I just love the game, the music, the premise, and the beautiful, well, journey of it all, and the latter because, well, many reasons, some of which I’ve talked about before.
A game you really love but haven’t played in a long time:
Ah. Well this one is easy.
Life and other games have sadly gotten in the way, but either way, I haven’t played this one in a long time…
A game you never play seriously but others do:
Skyrim. Holy Maker, when I was playing through this and would go on forums, there were people who really and truly were living an entire separate life in Skyrim. And people would get into arguments about classes of characters and who was a noob and who had bad taste and… It was like watching people heckle over real people and events. I understand disagreeing, and I certainly don’t always agree with things that people do in games that I love, but we’re all here to have a good time, guys. That’s the point.
A game you completed but hated it by the end:
Another easy one: Spec Ops: The Line. I can’t even. I just can’t even. Half the reason was the game, and the other half was the smug, insufferable fandom that surrounds the game.
A game you thought you’d enjoy, but didn’t:
I have a few. Spec Ops: The Line is one of them, as is Two Worlds II. I also thought I’d enjoy The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, but I spend so much time being annoyed at the way the game was set up that I couldn’t get into the game, which was a shame because, hey, more Lord of the Rings? Yes please.
A game you didn’t think was for you, and then loved:
This might come as a surprise, but I really didn’t think I was going to enjoy the Mass Effect series as much as I did. I admit I only played it because I loved Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II so much, and then I learned that BioWare also made a game about being in space. I’m not a huge fan of shooters, which is what the games evolved into, but a good RPG is a good RPG, whether I’m wielding dual blades and a bow or a Black Widow sniper rifle, I suppose.
A game you are still excited for but hasn’t come out yet:
I can honestly say I don’t get really excited about upcoming games as I once did, and certainly not AAA games, with the insanity of hype and botched releases and such. I looked forward to Detroit: Become Human and was not disappointed, and that was the first game in a while that I saw a preview on YouTube of all places and didn’t click “skip ad” and also sat there enthralled, thinking “I have to play this game” at the end of it.
I am… tentatively interested in further Dragon Age entries and Mass Effect entries, although there is a part of me that fears the direction they are going in, especially with BioWare’s upcoming Anthem being touted as an example of BioWare’s “new vision.”
But, to be honest, there is a new game I was told about not too long ago called Waylanders that I am pretty excited to see come to fruition. This time-travel RPG written by Mike Laidlaw of Dragon Age fame supposedly draws inspiration from some of BioWare’s older successes, like Neverwinter Nights and Dragon Age: Origins. So yes, the excitement is real for that one!
Want to play along? Here are the questions, fit for either an article or a fantastic comment below!
A game everyone loves that you can’t stand
A game that you love, but no one else seems to
An older game you haven’t finished, and probably never will
A guilty pleasure game
A game you really love but haven’t played in a long time
A game you never play seriously but others do
A game you completed but hated it by the end
A game you thought you’d enjoy, but didn’t
A game you didn’t think was for you, and then loved
A game you are still excited for that hasn’t come out yet
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