The Supreme Court (burningvigor) wrote,
The Supreme Court

conveyer belt for killers.

Day 01 - Your first video game
Day 02 - Your favourite character.

Day 03 - A game that is underrated.
Day 04 - Your guilty pleasure game.
Day 05 - Game character you feel you are most like (or wish you were).
Day 06 - Most annoying character.
Day 07 - Favourite game couple.
Day 08 - Best soundtrack.
Day 09 - Saddest game scene.
Day 10 - Best game play.
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 screen shot from the game you're playing right now.
Day 16 - Game with the best cut scenes.
Day 17 - Favourite antagonist.
Day 18 - Favourite protagonist.
Day 19 - Picture of a game setting you wish you lived in.
Day 20 - Favourite 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 - Favourite classic game.
Day 25 - A game you plan on playing.
Day 26 - Best voice acting.
Day 27 - Most epic scene ever.
Day 28 - Favourite game developer.
Day 29 - A game you thought you wouldn't like, but ended up loving.
Day 30 - Your favourite game of all time.

Day 03 - This took some consideration since while I will be the first to admit that I am a huge Square-Enix fan and they probably own my soul or something, I do have love for other game series. The Tales of series is a big one, and it's one that doesn't get a ton of attention in the US going by sales alone. (Granted, Namco could do with marketing better.)

However, in the end I decided to pick the Shadow Hearts series for this. While it's not totally obscure or anything like that, the fact still remains that I don't know a whole lot of people who have played it. (I've actually not played the third game, but I heard it was bad and... it doesn't have Yuri in it.)

Anyway, it's a J-RPG series with an interesting battle system that's based on timing, but it also has fun, quirky characters, a love story that's there but not shoved in your face the way a lot of other games do, and an interesting setting. It takes place on Earth in the early 1900's, which is something that most RPGs don't do. Not that I have anything against fictional worlds by any means, but Shadow Hearts does something interesting and different. However, even with the real world setting, it's still got a lot of occult stuff and all sorts of monsters, so you could say it's an alternate version of Earth. They do put some historical events in there, though -- rough versions of them, at least. (Princess Anastasia is a party member.)

Bottom line, it's a lot of fun, it doesn't always take itself 100% seriously, the main protagonist isn't exactly your normal hero type, and one of the characters in the second game is a gay wrestler. What more could you ask for?
Tags: 30 days of..., meme, video games
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