Favorite Video Game Couple

Hi, hi! Welcome to day 7 of the video game challenge! Today’s topic is ‘favorite game couple’!

My favorite video game couple would have to be Crono and Marle from Chrono Trigger.

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Crono and Marle meet when they accidentally bump into each other at the Millennial fair and Marle loses her pendant. Crono then finds it and returns it to her and she is grateful and asks if Crono will show her around the fair.

After a few events and games, Crono and Marle make their way to Lucca’s presentation where she is showing her teleportation device. Marle watches Crono teleport from one pod to the other and wants to then try it herself. When Marle steps onto the pod, something goes wrong, she disappears and is taken to a different time. Crono travels to find Marle and saves her, but upon their return, they find that everyone believes that Crono has kidnapped Marle who is actually Princess Nadia.

Crono is put on trial and depending on what you did at the fair he can be found guilty or innocent. Regardless of this though, the prison guard is told that Crono is to be executed. After making his way through the prison towers, Crono’s friend Lucca comes to his rescue. As Crono and Lucca are trying to escape they are stopped by guards but Princess Nadia (Marle) tells them to stop. The chancellor orders them to bow to the King instead. The king tries to stop Marle from defending Crono but she is defiant and runs away with Crono and Lucca.

The three become trapped in the forest and the only escape is a time gate. The three use it and then begin their travels through time.

What makes the relationship strong here is the fact that even though Crono barely knew Marle, he went after her to save her and in return she tried to protect him. What’s more impressive though is that she is actually useful in fights, she may not be the strongest character but she’s not entirely weak either and will be a fantastic healer later on.

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She shows great compassion for characters and events that happen in the story instead of being a character who is just sassy and self-centered.

There isn’t a whole lot of relationship development between the two throughout the game, sadly, but you can tell there is affection there.

And then there is this beautiful ending to the game that I think says it all in a simple way.


What about you guys? Let me know your favorite video game couple! ^.^

 

Most Annoying Video Game Character

Hi, hi! Welcome to day 6 of the video game challenge posts! Today’s challenge is ‘most annoying character’.

There are a lot of great video game characters out there whether they are main characters or side characters, but let’s face it, there are some really obnoxious ones too.

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One of the most annoying characters that I’ve come across though is Tia from Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals. This game was developed by Neverland and published by Taito (JP), Natsume (NA) and Nintendo (PAL). Now, this game originally came out for the SNES and is actually a prequel to the first game Lufia & the Fortress of Doom, but in 2010, the staff of the original Lufia announced Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals for Nintendo DS. This game is a re-creation of Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals with the story and characters changed a bit.

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It’s been so long since I’ve played it on the SNES so I can’t remember if Tia was nearly as annoying as she is in the DS game. In the game for the DS she is extremely whiny and follows the main character, Maxim, around like a little lost puppy dog. She’s virtually useless in battle as she uses a suitcase with something that comes out and punches the enemy from what I can tell but she insists that she is useful and can help in battle. She is overly emotional and every time she get’s upset, she runs off and gets into trouble and you have to go save her.

She and Maxim are childhood friends but Tia is infatuated with Maxim and makes a point to let everyone know.

I won’t give away any spoilers for the game so I’ll leave it at that, but yes, Tia in the Nintendo DS game Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals is the character in the video game world that annoys me the most.

Thanks for reading! If you missed the other posts so far in this series I’ll link them below! Let me know here or on my facebook page who you feel is the most annoying character in the video game world!
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Character I Would Most Like To Be

Hi, hi! Welcome to day 5 of the Video Game challenge posts!
Today’s challenge is ‘What character are you most like (or wish you were)? Honestly, I cannot think of a single video game character that I am most like (I can name plenty of anime characters though!), so I decided to opt for which character I would most like to be like.

This is going to sound super silly, but in all honesty, I think the character I would most want to be like is Popuri from Harvest Moon 64.

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Harvest Moon 64 is a farming simulation game developed by Victor Interactive Software and published by Natsume.

This is another game I grew up on and could play over and over again. I love the simplicity of it yet the challenges it brings forth . In Harvest Moon 64 you play a male protagonist who moves to a small village to take over his late grandfather’s farm. You build relationships with the people and make friends, build and run your farm by raising crops and animals, expand your home and you can win over one of the 5 girls, Ellie, Maria, Ann, Karen or Popuri, marry her and have a child.

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I have two favorite girls in this game, Karen and Popuri, however as much as I like Karen, if I had to pick a character that I wanted to be more, it would be Popuri. She is much more soft spoken, loving, has a great relationship with her parents, is a bit less tsundere, and reminds me a lot of my favorite character, Bernadette, from The Big Bang Theory.

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There are many other things I love about Popuri that would make me want to be more like her as well such as, her pink hair, her elegance, her dress, and her love of nature. And most importantly, her pouty face!

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What I would enjoy the most is just the simple, quiet life, not being distracted by so many other things and being able to enjoy a peaceful environment.

It’s an older game but it’s worth the play if you enjoy a simple farming simulation game. I actually find it quite relaxing.

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Which character are you most like? Or would most want to be like? And if you’ve played Harvest Moon 64 before, who is your ideal girl? Let me know in the comments right here or on my facebook page which you can find by clicking the icon below!
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My Guilty Pleasure Game

Hi, hi! Welcome to day 4 of my video game challenge posts! Today’s post is about ‘my guilty pleasure game’!

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One of my guilty pleasure games that I really enjoy playing when I’m stressed to help me calm down is Katamari Forever for Playstation 3 developed and published by Namco Bandai Games. To be honest, when I first saw this game being played, I thought it was the absolute dumbest thing ever, but when I finally sat down to play it myself, I found that I really enjoyed it!

Katamari means mass or cluster.

The goal of the game in each stage is to roll up junk, food, people, plants, animals, you name it with your Katamari to be used to create a new star. That’s basically it. However, certain stages have harder goals, like telling you that it has to be so many meters large, or that you have to be large enough to roll up a specific item.

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Aside from rolling around and collecting everything I find the music to be amazing.

 

In all honesty, there isn’t a whole lot to say about this game other than it’s a great stress reliever and the music is fantastic. There is a story to it and it’s quite a funny one, so I highly recommend it if you get a chance to play it. ^_^

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A Game That is Underrated

Hi, hi! Welcome to day 3 of the video game challenge! Today’s challenge is to write about ‘an underrated video game’

. There are a lot of games I felt could be great for this topic but some of them had longer stories to them that I felt I would need more time to write about so I finally settled on another SNES game, ActRaiser.

ActRaiser is a side scrolling plat former and also a simulator, some say a city simulator but I think village simulator is more accurate. It was developed by Quintet and Published by Enix.

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The story is about the ‘Master’, who is essentially a god who had lost all of his powers because while he was recovering from a fight he lost, people stopped believing in him. The ‘Master’ gives the player a statue to control and to defeat several enemies with and then the player helps builds villages as an angel which help to regain the ‘Master’s’ powers and more people start to believe again by communicating with him through prayer. On top of directing the villages on how to be built, the player as the angel will also have to defeat enemies and direct the citizens to seal the monsters layers so that the villagers are safe again. These enemies can do many things to destroy the houses and crops you’ve already built such as cause earthquakes, steal the villagers and burn homes and crops among other ‘acts of god’.

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After all of the areas have been cleared, the player then travels to Death Helm in which you will need to defeat all of the previous bosses as well as the final boss, Tanzra, which previously defeated the ‘Master’.

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Once this has been accomplished, the angel will visit the villages again and see that no one is worshiping in the churches anymore and they realize that they are no longer needed at the time because the people feel safe and they return to the sky palace and await a time that they will be welcome and needed again.

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I grew up playing this game and I have played it several times, however, I do not know of many others that have played it and I haven’t heard a whole lot about it. A sequel was published later and I’ve played a bit of that too. It’s a fairly short game so if you are into older games and haven’t played it yet, I highly recommend it. It is available on the Wii virtual console as well as the SNES cartridge.

Thanks for reading! If you’ve missed the other two posts I’ve done for this challenge so far you can find them below! Also, feel free to check out my facebook page as well! ^_^

 

Favorite Character

Hi, hi! Welcome to day 2 of my video game challenge! I know that sounds kinda funny to call it, it makes it sound more like I’m playing a different game every day, but it’s actually a different gaming related question every day.

Today’s topic is ‘favorite character’. Now this one is tough because I can find reasons to like many, many characters. This would probably have been a bit easier for me if it had narrowed it down to a console or genre >.< But it did not so…

I’ve played a wide variety of games and I’ve seen so many different and similar characters. This makes it really hard to narrow it down because in so many games you get to see a character grow and learn so much. Seriously, I intended to have this posted by about noon and it’s 9:54 PM because I spent all day trying to decide which character to write about >.<

I also don’t do so great at picking absolute favorites. Every time I post a top 10 list, I always add ‘in no particular order’. So what I will do for this post is just share one character that is among my list of many favorites.

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Very First Video Game

Hi, hi! I found a 30 day video game challenge that I thought would be super fun to do! ^_^
First up is ‘Very First Video Game’ so here we go! ^^

My very first game came out in North America for the SNES in 1991 (1990 in Japan), however, I did not play it until a few years later, as I was born in 1991. The very first video game that I ever played was a fantastic game that I still play to this game titled ‘Super Mario World‘.

If I remember correctly, we acquired an SNES and Super Mario World when I was around 3 years old. I don’t exactly remember playing it then, but I do remember playing it several times throughout my childhood and I’ve even played it recently.

I will be honest here and say that I enjoy this game very much but it is not my favorite game in the Mario franchise. My favorite game is Super Mario Bros. 3.

Super Mario World was the first game to introduce Yoshi. Yoshi is an adorable dinosaur companion that Mario (or Luigi) can ride and use to stomp on enemies. Yoshi can also grab shells with his tongue and the player can then decide to use Yoshi to spit the shell out at an enemy. Different colored shells will do different things, there are shells that will just knock into the enemy, shells that will allow Yoshi to fly, shells that will allow Yoshi to produce 3 fireballs and many others.

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In Super Mario World, the game starts off by informing you that you are in Dinosaur Land and Princess Toadstool is missing and that the suspect is Bowser. You also find a Dinosaur named Yoshi and Yoshi informs you that he was on his way to rescue his friends that Bowser had taken and that Bowser had trapped him in an egg.

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You follow the journey of Mario and Yoshi to free Yoshi’s dinosaur friends and to save Princess Toadstool. There are many different sections in this game as well as hidden and secret levels that can be unlocked. You can venture through Yoshi’s Island, Donut Plains, Vanilla Dome, Forest of Illusion, Chocolate Island, Valley of Bowser, Twin Bridges (which includes levels like Butter Bridge, Cheese Bridge, Cookie Mountain, and Soda lake), Star World, and Special World. (Sounds yummy! :3 )

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Super Mario World was sold alone and then re-released in a special version of Super Mario All Stars titled Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World. It has also been released for the Wii’s Virtual Console  in Japan in 2006 and the US and Europe in 2007, as well as a short timed demo as an unlockable “Masterpiece” in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It was released for the Wii U in 2013.

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