Sunshine Blogger Award!

sunshine blogger award

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!

Questions

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.

My Questions

  1. What is your favorite theme song from a video game?
  2. What is your favorite video game soundtrack
  3. What is your favorite video game genre?
  4. What is your favorite place in a video game?
  5. What is your least favorite place in a video game?
  6. What video game did you find visually stunning such as the landscapes or the art style?
  7. What video game food would you like to try
  8. What is your favorite video game series?
  9. What fictional game character would you like to hang out with?
  10. What deceased video game character would you bring back to life?
  11. 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!

My Nominations

Adventure Rules

Around the Bonfire

Later Levels

Monsterlady’s Diary

OverThinker Y

Nerd Side of Life

Penguin Snacks

Pop Culture Literacy

Shoot the Rookie

The Brink of Gaming

 

 

Sunshine Blogger Award from The Gaming Diaries

sunshine blogger award

The Gaming Diaries nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! I am very excited to receive this award and I am grateful that The Gaming Diaries thought of me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! A project I really enjoyed from The Gaming Diaries recently was reading her post on the Question of the Month!

Rules

The rules for the Sunshine Blogger Award are:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions they ask you
  • Nominate 11 blogs and write them 11 question
  • List the rules and display the logo in your post and/or on your blog

Questions

1. What is the game you are most looking forward to being released this year? (Any already released in 2019 don’t count)

I would say Kingdom Hearts 3, but that was just released. In that case, I think the second game I am most looking forward to playing is Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn for the Nintendo 3DS. This is a remake of a game I have never played, but it looks adorable and I am looking forward to playing it!

2. If you could cosplay as any character from any game who would you choose?

I would cosplay as Kassandra from Assassin Creed Odyssey. I was really thinking about this question because there are a lot of characters that would be fun to cosplay, but Kassandra wins because I really love her character and would love to dress up as her!
3. What film, TV series or book would you like to see as a video game? (If any)

Sucker Punch is a film that would probably be really cool in a video game format! There are action sequences that would really well in a video game and the gripping story would work well in a video game!

4. What game would you like to play for the first time again? A complete fresh start with no memories of playing it before.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The story was so amazing and I looked forward to playing it every day once I was done doing homework in college! The plot was engaging and the side quests were really fun!
5. What was the first game you played this year?

Assassin Creed Odyssey was the first game I played this year because I really love the story of the game and love exploring Greece! I just started playing again since I finished Kingdom Hearts 3!
6. If you could visit any in game world, where would you choose?

I would love to visit Skyrim from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim! The world is so beautiful and I would love to meet the different people in Skyrim and try a sweet roll!
7. Physical or digital copies of games?

I prefer physical just because I love the box art on the physical copy of games!
8. What do you wish non-gamers could understand about gaming?

That video games are actually very positive and are not just mindless entertainment. They can have positive effects on mental health like they help my anxiety. I also wish people knew that they tell really fantastic and emotional stories!
9. How do you think you have changed as a blogger?

I have only been blogging for a few months, but I feel like I am doing much better at communicating with other bloggers! I also feel that I am understanding how to write better as a blogger instead of writing like I am writing an essay.
10. Do you have any goals for your blog this year? If so, what are they?

Honestly my goals for blogging are always just to have fun and to make other people smile when they read my blog! I just like putting my thoughts out there and knowing that people enjoying reading what I write!
11. What advice would you give people about blogging?

I would say my advice is just focus on enjoying what you write and what you want to write about instead of focusing too much on statistics! I would also recommend finding other bloggers to follow through social media so you can communicate with other bloggers!

My Nominations and Questions

Nominations

Questions

  1. What is your favorite video game series?
  2. What video game or video game series have you always wanted to try?
  3. What was your favorite childhood video game?
  4. What is your favorite part about playing video games?
  5. What is your favorite video game console?
  6. Do you prefer single-player or multiplayer games?
  7. What is one of your favorite video game sidequests?
  8. What is your favorite video game boss?
  9. What was the hardest video game boss you have fought?
  10. What is your favorite video game character?
  11. What video game animal would you like to have as a pet? (Ex: moogle)

 

Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination

Final blog award nomination post that I was due to write. thanks Extra Life Reviews for the nomination.

via An Extra Life of Sunshine Blogging — The Gaming Diaries

I was nominated for a Sunshine Blogger Award by The Gaming Diaries and I am so happy for the nomination! I also love how the award is all about positivity because I think it is important to spread positivity especially through blogging. Thank you to The Gaming Diaries and make sure you check out her post and her blog!

She listed some rules on her blog for this nomination so I will make sure to list the rules as well for the people that I nominate:

  • Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

Questions and Answers

Name 5 things that make you happy.

The 5 things that make me happy are:

  1. Playing Games
  2. Reading Books
  3. Spending Time with Friends and Family
  4. Learning Guitar
  5. Looking at Nature

Favourite video game character?

Aloy. I love how brave she is and how strong willed she is. She is a well written character and I loved playing as her in Horizon Zero Dawn.

What was the last game you played?

I got a Wii U recently so I have been playing The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD. I love it because I get to control a boat and visit islands. It is so much fun so far!

If you could experience one game again for the first time, what game would you choose?

I would choose Final Fantasy XV because it was my first console game on the PlayStation 4 and I love the memories I had playing that game and finishing it! It would be fun to experience the game and those memories for the first time again!

Are there any games that you wish had got a sequel?

The Last Guardian. I really want to learn more about what happens to Trico and the boy after the story ends. Plus I just want to see another game with Trico in it because I love how adorable Trico is!

Favourite way to play: PC or console?

I would say console just because I like playing on my TV. Plus, I like how inventive the controllers are and how easy they are to hold.

Home console or handheld (or in the case of a switch – docked or handheld)?

Depends, but I would learn towards home console because then I can play on my TV. But, if I am on vacation, it is nice to have a handheld with me to play games on the go.

If you could have a video game character as a sidekick who would you choose?

I would choose Bayonetta. She is fun and confident. She would definitely be a strong sidekick and I would enjoy her sass.

Crash Bandicoot or Spyro the Dragon?

Spyro the Dragon because I love dragons!

Pikachu or Eevee?

Pikachu. I have always loved Pikachu and find him so cute! I have a stuffed Pikachu and Detective Pikachu on my Nintendo 3DS!

Games based on films or films based on games?

Games based on films. I have played a few great games based on films that I played as a kid. I liked The Emperor’s New Groove on my PC when I was little and played it plenty of times until I gave it away when I got older. I was able to play it and finish it again when I got my Vita!

My Nominations

I nominate:

A Geeky Gal, check out her post on “Gamer Confessions Tag.”

A Reluctant Hero, check out his post on “30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 29 A Warm Fuzzy Early Gaming Memory.”

AmbiGaming, check out her post on “Totalitarian Tea Time: Marjolaine vs. Bowser.” 

Double Jump, check out their post on “[Review] Octopath Traveler.” 

Later Levels, check out her post on “It’s time to talk.”

Livid Lightning, check out her post on “Blogger Blitz Black Sheep – Round 1: Totalitarian Teatime.”

NekoJonez’s Gaming Blog, check out his post on “Gamer’s Thoughts: Super Mario Odyssey isn’t a perfect game.”

Shoot the Rookie, check out their post on “Shoot the Rookie Turns One.”

Strange Girl Gaming, check out her post on “Video Game Bosses: Ep 1 The Bed of Chaos (New YouTube Series) .”

The Well-Red Mage, check out his post on “My One-Hundred Eleven Favorite Games.”

TurnBasedTurnip, check out her post on “The Witcher – No I Will Not Kill Stray Dogs!”

Questions

Here are the 11 questions I have for you if you would like to participate in the nominations for the Sunshine Blogger Award.

  1. What is the game that you play the most?
  2. What is your favorite gaming memory?
  3. What is your favorite gaming series?
  4. What is your favorite part about gaming?
  5. What is your favorite genre of music?
  6. What is your favorite book or book series?
  7. What things do you do to relax?
  8. What inspired you to start blogging?
  9. What is one of your favorite articles that you have written?
  10. What is your favorite part about blogging?
  11. What is one piece of advice you would give to other bloggers?

Thank you to The Gaming Diaries for my nomination!