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DAY SEVEN - FAVOURITE GAME COUPLE

I know… They aren’t a couple so I’m not sure if this counts… But this duo has brought out more emotion in me that any video game couple ever has. The character development for Joel from a non caring, old man to being more like a father for Ellie is just phenomenal.

Now the second isn’t a couple either. But they are the closest friends I have ever seen. Plus drake and sully make one hell of a team.

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DAY TWO - FAVOURITE CHARACTER
Well, I’m going to have to fall back to my Nintendo upbringing. My favorite character would have to be Link from Legend of Zelda. He’s the character that I have followed the most and have been the most excited about to see his new reincarnation in the next installment in the Zelda universe. Although I’m still upset the games are called Legend of Zelda when link is always the one doing the rescuing.

Bitches be tripping & jealous ‘cause you did it first, and they didn’t have the guts too.
I’m proud of you.

Ooo you didn’t really tell that gamer girl off, you just made yourself look just as bad with all that ignorant language’

Atleast someone other than me is on your side.
xo 

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DAY NINETEEN - GAME SETTING I WISH I LIVED IN

I grew up in Kanto - I was that generation. Pokémon Red (or Blue, of course) for me was one of the kick starters of my gaming addiction; dreaming amongst the soundtrack and ultimately teaching me to throw small rocks at animals. The simple beauty of Kanto’s towns, hidden amongst the savage over grown forests of its countryside will always be a location I would happily get lost in all over again.

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DAY THIRTEEN - PLAYED MORE THAN 4 TIMES

I could once boast a standard completion time on this title of about 2 hours almost certainly due to how often I would play it. Crash Bandicoot for PlayStation 1 was just a base, standard game back in the day that I would genuinely be surprised if no one had played it in some way shape or form. As I’ve been typing this, my mind has completely sang out the Hog Wild theme music.

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DAY FORTY TWO - EVILEST VILLAIN

There are so many examples I could say here; antagonists who are greedy, destructive, murderous, dangerous, megalomaniacs, brutal. But to me, they aren’t quite as evil as GLaDOS in the Portal series. The exact definition of evil is - profoundly immoral and wicked, to which we can all agree that she wholly is. She is sarcastic, narcissist, she lies to you, she puts you down with genuinely mean statements (such as your weight or slowness in completing rooms), she tricks you, she hurts you, she betrays you, she kills any emotional connection you gain (be it with a Companion Cube or not), she exudes dry humour, she’s bitter and cruel, she’s a constant threat to your health, she completely controls you and your entire environment. You are simply an ant in her world, and an ant you are 100% aware she can dispose of when she gets bored. Now THAT’S evil.

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DAY SIXTY - ALWAYS WANTED TO PLAY

As mentioned before, I wasn’t privileged with games and consoles from a young age. I played what I could that we could have and spent any second at friends houses playing what was a whole new world to me! One of the main franchises I missed out on ENTIRE was the Legend of Zelda games. I’m fully aware of which ones are classified as the best - Majora’s Mask, A Link To The Past and Ocarina of Time, but there are just too many to for me to begin now. Too many overlapping stories. Too many memes to understand. My only experience of Zelda was chopping up the grass outside a cave - and I cry deeply every time I remember I’m yet to save my own Princess Zelda. 

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DAY FOUR - MY GUILTY PLEASURE

Whilst I feel in no way guilty about playing this game, I would happily give up my entire life’s collection of titles to just indulge in the Sims universe for the rest of my life. I can get a job, have a baby, go to university and live a perfectly pleasant and normal life without getting off my ass and torturing myself with the attempt to replicate it IRL - I know what wins here.

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DAY FIVE - CHARACTER I FEEL/WISH I WAS MOST LIKE

Empire described this characters traits as ‘Violent. Ruthless. Impulsive. Brutal. As bloody as a butchers bin bag. Really really angry.’ - that’s me. Totally and utterly. In fact, I place my alter ego so much in Kratos’ perfectly chiseled pecks, that I often just beat the shit outta goats on a day to day basis to feel alive. I am the God of War.

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DAY SIX - MOST ANNOYING CHARACTER

I have owned up in the past to hating and never particularly playing any Final Fantasy game, so when me and  a friend decided to play Final Fantasy 13, the immediate appearance and running animation of Vanille made me happy of my previous choices. As a genre, I would never define JRPG’s as ‘awful’, just as '100% not my cup of tea’, and Vanille can be used as my entire evidential proof.

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DAY TWO - FAVOURITE CHARACTER

Based purely on the fact that I cried when he came to a heartbreaking demise in my play through of Heavy Rain - (an ending I could not handle so I reloaded an old save just to save the poor bastard), my favourite character would have to go to Agent Norman Jayden. Not only did he die under my hands, but I also spent such a long stretch of time with him in his Added Reality Interface that I swear I saw blood flow from under his glasses… FROM HIS EYE. A character from a game that literally tore my emotional strings and nerves to shreds, he has to be one of my most memorable and favourite characters.

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DAY SEVENTEEN - FAVOURITE ANTAGONIST

Again, I’m gonna break this into two answers, as I suck at legit answering questions. First up, a villain that makes my entire body freeze up and sweat in terror. He really needs no other introduction, it’s Pyramid Head first seen in Silent Hill 2. And in the second corner, was perhaps 2012’s most notably beautiful bad guy, Handsome Jack. Whilst you see him for only a small portion of your time upon Pandora, Jack electrifies his role in Borderlands 2 by playing a genuine asshole about 98% of the time he’s breathing. If one person can straight up tell me they didn’t laugh at a single joke of his (specifically his ‘Butt Stallion’ speech), or even attempts to deny the magnetic personality being projected through his practically perfect voice acting, is just kidding themselves. Or just plain stupid.