2017 · Games: It's-a me Mario

30 Day Video Game Challenge – Day 2

Day 2 – Your favourite character.

This answer was pretty obvious, so obvious that I had to have a long hard think before I actually found it but in the end it can be none other than Squall Leonhart from Final Fantasy VIII. Part of this is because it was my first Playstation game ever, after a childhood of oldschool GameBoy and precious few PC games, but also because he actually genuinely resonated with me as a person then and continues to do so now. 

I think a lot of people misinterpret him as a broody hero when in reality he’s as big of a dork as his spoilery dad. I mean, look at this scene.

There are layers to him, and an internal struggle that really resonated with me at age 15 or 16 or whatever I was when I played this — of being unprepared for responsibility, of having long inner monologues that you don’t trust other people with because you’re so scared of being hurt and abandoned (again). Of being clumsy and awkward and if a trained gunblade expert who’s been in military school since age 5 can feel that way, maybe it’s okay that I do too. That he steps up to the plate, finds love and friends and a purpose in life, that meant more to me then than I ever really realised until right now as I’m writing this. Huh.

tl;dr I love Squall, fite me. 


Day 1 – Very first video game.
Day 2 – Your favourite character.
Day 3 – A game that is underrated.
Day 4 – Your guilty pleasure game.
Day 5 – Game character you feel you are most like (or wish you were).
Day 6 – Most annoying character.
Day 7 – Favorite game couple.
Day 8 – Best soundtrack.
Day 9 – Saddest game scene.
Day 10 – Best gameplay.
Day 11 – Gaming system of choice.
Day 12 – A game everyone should play.
Day 13 – A game you’ve played more than five times.
Day 14 – Current (or most recent) gaming wallpaper.
Day 15 – Post a screenshot from the game you’re playing right now.
Day 16 – Game with the best cut scenes.
Day 17 – Favorite antagonist.
Day 18 – Favorite protagonist.
Day 19 – Picture of a game setting you wish you lived in.
Day 20 – Favorite genre.
Day 21 – Game with the best story.
Day 22 – A game sequel which disappointed you.
Day 23 – Game you think had the best graphics or art style.
Day 24 – Favorite classic game.
Day 25 – A game you plan on playing.
Day 26 – Best voice acting.
Day 27 – Most epic scene ever.
Day 28 – Favorite game developer.
Day 29 – A game you thought you wouldn’t like, but ended up loving.
Day 30 – Your favorite game of all time

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