30 DAY VIDEO GAME CHALLENGE – Day 12 – A game everyone should play.

What’s good everyone, and welcome to Day 12. Hmm, my choice for a game that everyone should play? This could be a very long list. When I think of an answer to this question, I try to factor everything in from graphics and sound, to gameplay and narrative or even tone and how long a game is. While a lot of game out there tick one of the other of the boxes I mentioned for a “must play” game, there aren’t a lot of games that match ALL of those requirements in such a way that I’d actively rally for it… but one does specifically come to mind for me. That game is The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim.

Look son. Everything the light touches... is bad ass.

Look son. Everything the light touches… is bad ass.

I first purchased Skyrim on launch day, 11/11/11 and I was finally finished with it last year. As cliched as this is going to sound, Skyrim wasn’t a game for me, it was an experience. I created my character at the start like every other player did… and that’s where I’m sure the similarities to other people’s experience playing the game ended. At that point, I was no longer a gamer, but a denizen of this huge world under siege by dragons and other creatures. I had the freedom to to join, lead or turn on guilds and factions. Hell, I could even become a werewolf if I wanted to be. Until that point, I had never played a game like Skyrim before, and it sticks with me as one of the greatest, most memorable games I’ve ever had the pleasure of playing. 

— Evo out.

Howdy, y’all! Hannah back, back again to preach the good word of N64. My pick for a game that everyone must play: Mario Party. This game forges unlikely friendships and ended sturdy relationships. It will make you laugh, cry, scream in anger, and probably break a controller at some point.


Rated M for Murder.

Mario Party is four-player, split-screen frenzied fun where you work your way through the map by playing interactive mini-games. And boy howdy were those mini-games competitive! I think Satan himself invented the levels where you had to rotate the stick as fast as possible to have a chance at winning (hint: use the palm of your hand and expect a blister). The reason most of the mini-games were so frustrating was that they were simply not well-made but somehow this made the game even more fun.  I think it says something about humans that they we not only endure but enjoy this special kind of punishment solely because we can beat other people while doing it. Dang humans, you dumb.

The store in this game is super cool, and not just for the music. You can purchase bad blocks to show up randomly and punish people, playing the odds that one of the other three players will get the bad luck rather than you. Good blocks are also available, as are chance blocks, which is infuriating.

During the whole game you are collecting coins to turn into stars, which determines the winner at the end of the game. Buuuuuuut also at the end of the game, players are awarded “bonus stars” for achievements in-game, and you have no idea who is going to win any of them. So the game essentially throws itself (also infuriating).

So if you have a significant other you’d like to break up with, a friend you’d secretly like to punch in the face, and a relative you’d like to stop speaking to you, you’ve got the perfect dynamic for a rousing game of Mario Party! But really, though. Play it sometime, it’s all totally worth it. Just not against me, because I always win and you will just be disappointed. 


PS – To play Mario Party on adult mode (or at least college mode), try taking a drink every time you lose a mini-game. It makes the rage funnier and thins the herd so competition isn’t as fierce. Baby, you’ve got Mario Drinking Party!

*Disclaimer: This may or may not be why my freshman year of college was… Not successful.*

Hello everyone! Megan_Highwind back again for Day 12! Today’s theme of game that everyone should play was a near impossible choice for me because there are quite a few games that I have played in my lifetime that I think that everyone else should play too. That being said, if I had to narrow it down to just one game, I would have to pick The Sims. I know, I know, this is not one of those games that is on everyone’s best of list and most people just play with only a passing fancy, but you will never understand the joy of monotony until you have played a game where you control people who do exactly what you yourself do every single day. I spent countless hours building my ideal families, drowning people that I did not like in pools with no ladders, making sure that every single house that I built was to my specifications, and using the code Rosebud to get more money than I could ever need. 


To be completely honest, I never expected to like this game as much as I do. Who would have thought that making dinner, using the bathroom, and going to work could actually be fun? I think the level of customization that the Sims offered was a big draw in all of that for me. I could make the character look however I wanted and have them do things that are in the realm of possibility, but are not things that I can do in my current situation. As the games have gone further along, the things that you can do and see have grown exponentially. No matter which iteration of the Sims you are lucky enough to play on your console or PC, you will not be disappointed in how much fun you have!

Megan_Highwind has left the party.

Hello  everyone, James B. Boss here with my entry for today’s challenge. We all have that one game that we think everyone ought to play at least once in their life. For me, the game I think everyone should have the pleasure of playing is Pokemon. Pokemon has been going strong for the past twenty years and of course has recently just celebrated it’s anniversary for such a milestone.


Damn, son.

The reason I chose this game, is because I feel like it’s a type of game that anyone can enjoy, regardless of their age. It has an evolving and addicting style of gameplay and I a wide cast of Pokemon that is able to catch the eyes of gamers. Being able to raise little virtual buddies and developing a sentimental bond with them may seem a little silly, but I say whatever, because I enjoy Pokemon and everyone should as well.

— Boss? What happened? BOSS?!



7 thoughts on “30 DAY VIDEO GAME CHALLENGE – Day 12 – A game everyone should play.

  1. Skyrim – Gotta get back into ASAP! It’s an amazing game that was well made. I just walked away from it due to other releases.
    Mario Party 3 – Soooo many memories of me and my family members trash talking each other. The one on the Wii had a mini game that you have to shake up a soda. Except to perform the action, you had to shake the remote up and down. My cousin made it look like he was….furriously polishing wood.

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