30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 9

Day 9: Favorite Handheld/Mobile Game Unlike some of the previous categories, this one was much easier to answer. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is one of my top games period, so it is easily my favorite handheld game. I played it on a well-worn and scratched Game Boy that technically belonged to one of my brothers. There was something about the tone … Continue reading 30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 9

30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 8

Day 8 – Your Earliest Gaming Memory I had to really think about this one, and I’m still not certain about my answer. Was my earliest game Dr. Mario? Harvest Moon? Should I count Solitaire? In all seriousness, I think that Frogger and Centipede place in my earliest gaming memories. I can remember sitting in the living room, sometimes on the couch and sometimes on … Continue reading 30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 8

30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 7

Day 7 – A Game That Needs To Be Rebooted/Remastered Harvest Moon released on the SNES in 1996. I’m not positive of exactly when I played it, but it must have been a few years after at my cousins’ house. Harvest Moon is one of those games I immediately connected with; it captured my heart and challenged what I thought video games could be. Having to … Continue reading 30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 7

30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 6

Day 6 – Game With Graphics/Art That Still Mesmerizes You I’ve never really played a game with art quite like Persona 5 and was immediately hooked by the style. The palette (featuring reds and black) is both bold and helps to portray the maturity of the game. Characters and settings are intricately designed and even the menus are distinctive in their style. And of course, … Continue reading 30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 6

30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 5

Day 5 – Favorite Retro Game Missile Command was released by Atari in 1980, a decade before I was born. Yet it is one of the oldest games I’ve experienced. I first played it on my grandmother’s computer. It’s funny to think now that my grandmother was a source of video games in my childhood, but in an unintentional way she was. She had one … Continue reading 30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 5

30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 4

Day 4 – Game You’d Show Aliens to Explain Humankind What a heavy thing to consider! In pondering this, I decided to select a game that demonstrates many aspects of humanity, the good and the bad, and a range of emotions. The Walking Dead: Season 1 (2012) seemed an apt choice since I find my mind wandering back to the franchise every now and then. … Continue reading 30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 4