2017 · Games: It's-a me Mario

30 Day Video Game Challenge – Day 7

Day 7 – Favorite game couple.

As much as I enjoy Squall and Rinoa (and I do, a lot) nothing really comes close to Killer and Lady from Shadow Hearts 3: From the New World. They’re the Spike and Drusilla of videogames, the Bonnie and Clyde of the fantastical prohibition era of the game, if Bonnie was actually a little girl made into a being of pure malice.

Some spoilers for the end of the game after the cut, if you care about that sort of thing. 

It’s not just that they’re badass villains (they absolutely are) but more that they’re portrayed in a way that makes me believe they actually do care for each other. Spike and Dru are a great comparison, because just like how Spike attends to Drusilla’s every need and believes that she raised him out of mediocrity, Killer does the same to Lady. He adores her, wants to get to know her on a personal level, gives her a name and a breadstick and everything else she could possibly want because of her. She raised him out of mediocrity, she raised him from the dead and that means she’s his.

Lady in turn doesn’t seem to host any emotions at all throughout the entire game – until Killer dies. I think my love for this couple is best portrayed by their very last scene – watch the first 4 minutes and then skip to 8:30 something, unless you’re into watching the battle. There’s also this whole thing about what will and malice, blue and red represents within the canon of the game but I don’t know if that’s a dissertation I should get into right now. Enjoy.

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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