Thank you to Megan Plays Games for nominating me for this award! She recently wrote a post on Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy which you can check out here! I am honored to receive another Sunshine Blogger Award and I am excited to answer the questions Megan picked!
1. Favourite female character in a video game, and why?
My favorite female character in a video game keeps changing! I would normally pick Aloy, but after playing through Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, I am going to pick Kassandra!
2. Game you loved but feel like no one else remembers, or is really underrated?
Ghost Master. It’s a puzzle game where you control ghosts. I had it as a kid and then got it again on Steam.
3. A game whose ending you felt was really disappointing? Why?
Yakuza 6. I loved the game, but I found the ending disappointing because it felt anticlimactic. It was still a good ending to Kiryu’s story because he finally found peace.
4. Favourite indie game? Why?
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. I love its portrayal of mental illness and schizophrenia. I learned more about what it was like to have schizophrenia while playing the game. I believe that it is an important indie game to play because it tries to help people understand what it is like to have a mental illness.
5. If a friend who wasn’t a gamer asked you for a sort-of ‘first game’ recommendation, what would you suggest, and why? Let’s say they are open to all platforms and all genres.
I think Okami because it is such a calming game and it has a beautiful art style.
6. What game would you credit with sparking your love for gaming, and what about it was so special?
The Nancy Drew video games, specifically Message in a Haunted Mansion because that was my first game in the series. I loved solving mysteries and playing as a female protagonist!
7. Favourite, or most memorable video game villain?
Handsome Jack from Borderlands 2. I loved his personality and how he taunted you throughout the game. He was also a really funny villain!
8. What are your personal thoughts/opinions on video games as ‘live services’? Do you think this is the path video games will take in future?
Honestly, I am not sure. I haven’t really played any games with live service. I have played games with DLC that continued the story. I think that it could work for certain video games, but not ones with a definitive story that ends.
9. Most memorable side quest/NPC questline in a video game?
I love so many side quests in video games so this is a tough question! I love the side quests in Witcher 3 so I am going to pick “The Volunteer.” I just loved that I got to meet a really funny troll called Trollololo!
10. Some video games, due to their popularity or following, are considered above criticism. Is there a problematic element, or something that really bothered you in a title that has received universal acclaim? Give me your unpopular opinions!
The protagonists in Grand Theft Auto: V were problematic to me. But, I am not a fan of this series in general.
11. Let’s say you have to make a playlist of songs for a particular video game character – songs that represent who they are. Choose any character, and list at least 1 song that you feel would be on their playlist. Any musical genre, no limitations!
I feel Kassandra from Assassin’s Creed Odyssey would love “Viscous” by Halestorm. The song is about overcoming obstacles and Kassandra grows as a character through the obstacles she faces throughout the game.
- What is your favorite theme song from a video game?
- What is your favorite video game soundtrack
- What is your favorite video game genre?
- What is your favorite place in a video game?
- What is your least favorite place in a video game?
- What video game did you find visually stunning such as the landscapes or the art style?
- What video game food would you like to try
- What is your favorite video game series?
- What fictional game character would you like to hang out with?
- What deceased video game character would you bring back to life?
- What abandoned video game series would you like to see come back?
You can substitute these questions for anime or TV if you would prefer!