30 DAY VIDEO GAME CHALLENGE – Day 29 – A game you thought you wouldn’t like, but ended up loving.

What’s good everyone? We are just 24 hours away from the the conclusion of our 30 day challenge, and if you’re not hype now, I really don’t know what else I can do to help you as a person. So let’s move right along to the details of today’s topic: games we played that we thought we wouldn’t enjoy, but did. As a younger man, I was a pretty run-of-the-mill style of gamer and usually gravitated to games that were simple, violent and easy to wrap my head around. None of these things descriptors applied to my choice for Day 29: Indigo Prophecy. 

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Indigo Prophecy was first released on consoles in 2005 and saw a remastered re-release on Steam in 2011. Playing more like an interactive thriller film than the frenetic first and third person shooter games that were popular at the time, IP was immediately met with a good bit of critical acclaim due to its gameplay style and engaging story. My manager at the GameStop where I worked at the time called it the “best game I’ve ever played that didn’t have an attack button” and sure enough, he was right. I had never played a game like this before, and in reading early reviews, I had thought it was going to be a slow and sort of plodding narrative that took itself WAY too seriously. Yes, the game DID have a serious tone, but that only made the whole experience great. In no other game at the time could I play as a possessed man who murders people and then tries to figure out how and why. Obviously, Quantic Dream knew they had struck gold, as the repeated the process with their 2010 hit, Heavy Rain. 

— Evo out.


Hello there, my lovely NPCs! Hannah here to throwback to PS2 and discuss a game I didn’t think I would like but ended up loving.

Let me take you back to the college years… We’re in a smoky room with six or seven people, light chatter, definitely mellow atmosphere. The owner of the domicile, Lindsay, suggests we play a video game but no one volunteers. They are way too “chill” they say. So I step up, wondering what she had in mind. She hands me a PS2 controller and I find myself looking at the opening screen to…

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Sup, Kasumi?

Dead or Alive 2.

Now, I had legitimately never played a fighting game before. Like maybe I had mashed a little Mortal Kombat on SNES with my cousin as a kid, but I had no interest in the play style of fighting games in general. I don’t know what it was about this game, on this particular day, but it was awesome! Just an exhilarating, feel-good mash-fest of shrieks and shouts and smack talk. The once-quiet room exploded into noisy chaos, and that’s the best way to enjoy this game.

I’m sure there are plenty out there who take this series really seriously, but I’ve never met someone who does and I think that’s for the best. I love the fun of firing any one of the series up (especially DoA5), picking a random character, figuring out the best block and easiest combo with decent damage and just letting rip. I highly recommend it, especially if the room is getting a little hazy…

 – HSLAMMA WILL RESPAWN IN THREE… TWO… ONE…


Hello everyone! Megan_Highwind here for Day 29! One game that I did not really think that I would like but ended up loving is Red Dead Redemption. I am in no way, shape, or form a fan of anything involving westerns so when I saw this game was coming out the Playstation 3, I had no desire to play it. 

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Draw!

I purchased this game on a whim when I saw that the reviews were good, I had heard good things from friends, and there was nothing else that was out at the time that I wanted to play. I am so glad that I gave this game the chance that I did, as it is easily one of the best games that came out that year. The storyline was compelling, the gameplay was addicting, and it was beautifully crafted title. The longer that I played the game the more engrossed I became in the welfare of the characters and the more satisfying the whole shoot-em-up feel was for me. Not to mention, the game had some seriously fun mini games like cards and dice. Red Dead Redemption 2 has already been hinted at and you can bet I will be one of the ones buying it!

-Megan_Highwind has left the party. 


Greetings friends, James B. Boss here with my entry for today’s challenge. Sometimes in our lives the unexpected can happen at anytime. In this case, it is about loving a video game that at first does not look like our cup of tea, but after a few taste tests, we find that it hits the spot. The game that made me turn my head twice, would have to be the games in the Dark Souls series.
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To be honest, I gave this series a try at first, but I quit the first game after not being able to get a grasp on how the game handles and I pretty much buried the hatchet after that experience. Three years later, my attention turned to the release of Dark souls 2. At first I paid it no mind, but after some words of wisdom from a friend of mine and reading reviews about it, I decided to give it another chance. After sometime with Dark Souls 2, I found myself taking on challenges and getting myself engrossed in it’s gameplay and story. Simply beating every boss on this game, filled me with a sense of accomplishment, because they were very difficult to face. After I finally beat the game, I surprisingly left wanting some more action, Good thing this game has new game plus. What will follow after me beating Dark Souls 2, is my appreciation of Dark Souls and games made in the same likeness of the series. 
— Boss? What happened? Boss?!

 

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