On the Ninth Day of Blogmas…

Merry Blogmas!

We are back with our chorus of bloggers, singing our own version of “12 Days of Christmas.” Instead of leaping lords and turtle doves, we’ll be giving you 364 great gaming and blogging gifts. Check out our previous days, too, if you’re just joining us!

Thanks to OverthinkerY, LightningEllen, The Gaming DiariesShoot the Rookie, and Later Levels for striking the harp and joining the chorus!

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And now, without further ado…

(To the tune of “12 Days of Christmas”):

On the ninth day of Blogmas, the gamers said to me:

Share four dramatic moments (5 replay gems, 6 resolutions7 favorite posts, 8 beloved characters9 games to play, 10 reasons you’d play, 11 games you love, and don’t forget to link to gaming memories!)

A few dramatic or memorable in-game moments, hm? A few float to the surface of my brain very easily. Beware of plot spoilers for Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of LibertyThe Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess below.

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  1. Snakes death in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty – It seems like this might be different in the Legacy collection, but I was so shocked and upset when I played through the first portion of the game, only to see the main character be killed off. When “Snake” came back in the next scene with a different voice, I was ready to be upset, thinking that maybe the company had fired David Hayter and had killed off Snake because of an explosive end to the relationship. Thankfully, the reason was so much better.

  2. Midna in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess – I think if I played this game when it was first released, the reveal that Midna was the Twilight Princess, and not Zelda, would have been more shocking, but it was still cool to see how the game subtly led the payer to think that Zelda was the titular princess. Oh, and her transformation knocked both Link and me speechless…
  3. This face made by Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles…
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    or this face made by Qui-Gon Jinn
    qui gon jedi power
    These were at the end of a cutscene, so they stayed on the screen for a while. My dad and I used to wonder, especially at Obi-Wan’s face, as to whether they needed some prune juice or not. They are looking at hover bikes, just so you know.
  4. Beating Nightmare in Kirby’s Adventure – it was the first game I was ever able to beat all by myself, and I remember how accomplished and skilled I felt that I didn’t have to ask anyone for help. I was around five or six, I think, so it was quite an accomplishment in my eyes! I also thought Kirby looked super cute perched on his little star like that…
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After a lifetime of games, it’s not hard to pick out memories. What are some of your memorable gaming moments? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see you soon!
~Athena

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4 comments

    1. That’s awesome 🙂 I played it on Wii, and there was a part of me that wanted/wants to buy a Wii U just to play it again with the HD updates. hm… But yes, Midna is definitely my favorite companion character, and one of my favorite characters in general!

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  1. Well, in defense of the Jedi (OMG! That could be the title of a Star Wars movie *files copyright on name so Disney has to pay me*) hover bikes are pretty cool…. The whole Snake thing was kinda ruined for me in MGS2. I only played the Legacy Collection version with all the new cutscenes that gave things away. 😦

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    1. haha Nice. Look out, Disney. But yes, hover bikes are definitely cool. And who knows? I might look constipated if I saw one in real life, too.

      And yeah. I appreciate that they were tying to make the whole thing make more sense, but they spoiled their own game in the process :/

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