Video Game 30 Day Challenge: Day 6 – Favorite Games!

Happy Wednesay Players! Welcome to Day #6 of the GamersUnitedGG 30 Day Video Game Challenge! Yesterday a sneaky fence sold some of the video game worlds best weapons! Click here to find out which weapons were selected!  You can join us and read the official rules by clicking here! Power up Players for Day 6 of the 30 Day Video Game challenge!

Today we are tackling a question that is most likely in ALL video game challenges:

What is your favorite game?

 

I always have a hard time answering these questions because my interest in game change from time to time. So… I have a few games listed that are or have been my favorite at one time or another. Most of these titles may not be a surprise to you

 

Tropico 5 –

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Tropico 5 is probably my current favorite game that I am playing right now. Tropico 5 is a civilization building game where you are the President of a small island. You start in the Colonial Era where you are dependant on a larger country to extend your mandates and provide some financial assistance. You develop your island and progress through the Eras with increasing difficulty. Obstacles you may face are pirates raiding your island, hostiles, drought, disasters, military coups and rebel uprisings just to name a few. You have to balance your leadership with the well being of your people and make money in the process. It’s a great economic tool and you literally control EVERYTHING! Even how much your citizens are making! It’s super fun and super addicting!

 

Gears of War –

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Gears of War has made my list of Favorite Game before. This was one of my first Xbox 360 games and really the first time I engaged in the Online Multiplayer World (aside from Unreal Tournament). Following the Cogs and Locusts in their battle for supremacy, shotgunning enemies, using the torque bow to tag them and watch them explode. It’s gorey, but it’s great! Gears of War will always make my list of “Favorite Games.” I rant more about Gears of War here!

 

Modern Warfare 2

 

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Call of Duty was a passion of mines for a longgggg time. The very first midnight release that I’ve attended was the Modern Warfare 2 release. This is by far my favorite Call of Duty game of all time and of course had to make the list. I rant and rave about this and other COD titles in my Ranking’s Post. You can review them by clicking here!

 

Mario Kart –

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Mario Kart is a staple in many millenials’ lifetime. The original Mario Kart was fun but my favorite is Mario Kart 64. The Nintendo 64 is probably my favorite console of all time. MArio Kart 64 is sooo much fun and to this day I can play it for hours with my brother and friends. I would use Yoshi or Daisy if Yoshi isn’t available to rain down havok on the other karters. Favorite Stages are Wario Stadium, Bowser’s Castle and Koopa Troopa Beach!

 

Fable –

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I’ve ranted and raved about Fable many, many times. This is one of my favorite video games of all time. I loved the story, decision making system and abilities in this world. You can read more about my times with Fable by clicking here!

 

Civilization Revolution –

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Civ Rev is the strategy game by Sid Meier created for Xbox 360. It was my first experience with the Civilization games and I had so much fun playing it. Funny enough, I started playing the demo with a friend just to pass the time and fell in love with the series. Now I’m playing Civ V and Civ VI on PC and Civ Rev was the starting part in this adventure.

 

Oblivion-

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Finally to round out my favorite games Oblivion has to make the list. Oblivion was one of the 1st single player story games that I was able to play on Xbox 360. I was immersed in the world of Oblivion operating as a member of the Fighter’s Guild, Thieves Guild, Mages Guild and Dark Brotherhood while not losing my standing with any of my comrades. It was a great game and has truly made me appreciate RPG’s.

 

Those are my favorite video games! What are yours? Let’s talk favorites!

 

-Luna 🙂

Luna’s Rankings: Gears of War!

Happy Tuesday Novas! Last week I started the Luna’s rankings post where I will list my top games in a series or genre and reasons why they were placed in that position. Last week we ranked my top call of duty games and this week we will tackle one of my favorite series:Gears of War! The rankings will be from worst to best so let’s get to it!

Gears of War 2– Gears of War 2 is my least favorite game in the franchise. It’s dunny, I remember the midnight release for this game and how it was amazing… until the first patch. After the first patch (which I didn’t think needed to happen, especially a week after the game releases) playing as Skorge was a hack. Also the smoke grenades, when tagged to an opponent would sometimes glitch you out of the map. But also I didn’t care for the maps that much.

Gears of War Judgement- From my online friends, this was their least favorite game in the series. Personally, I didn’t think the game was bad at all, I just really liked the other games better so this one seems far down the list. I loved the new characters and game modes in judgement as well. The library stage was my favorite.

Gears of War– The original game was super amazing. Since there are only 5 games in the franchise, it may seem like this game is far down the list but it’s no at all. I completely love this game and I have so many memories tied to it. This was one of the first XBOX games I played for 360. Back when I used my brother’s profile and 360 to play. I made so many friends, many of which I still hvae and met in real life. This game is amazing, I can’t stress it enough.

Gears of War 4- This is the current Gears of War game and it’s fantstic! The only reason this game isn’t number 1 in my mind is becuase I’m extremely sad that I can no longer used my Theron Guard. Because of the story, there are no more “Locusts” and therefore the Theron character that I have used across other titles no longer exists. The graphics for this game is awesome and I particularly like the animations with the executions.

Gears of War 3 – Gears 3 is the best game in my mind out of the franchise. This game had everything, game modes, characters, a great story and the online multiplayer was amazing! The feel of the game, the stages, the memories all rank this game number 1 out of the other titles, but I love all of the GOW games (except 2 blahhh).

Those are my rankings! How do you rank the GOW franchise games? what’s your favorite video game franchise? Let’s talk rankings!

Have a great day and Game On!

-Luna 🙂

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30 Day Challenge Video Game Edition Day 17 & 18!

Happy Father’s Day Novas! Thank you for reading today’s double feature! I hope your Sunday is going well! I apologize for not uploading the 30 day challenge post yesterday. Some friends and I went to a gamer bar last night and had a great time! I didn’t get home until really late so I was not able to get the post our.

Day 17 – Favorite antagonist.
Day 18 – Favorite protagonist

We will start with Day 17’s post. As soon as I read the topic I knew exactly who I wanted to pick; General Raam from Gears of War! General Raam was the king locust and his entrance was as magnificent as his downfall. Raam came in wielding a huge sword and killing off one of the main characters on the original Gears of War game. raam_composite_still-ac725ef5f5084be499a5edd5d6da4856   He commanded the locust armies bringing in new hybrids and showing his dominance. This character towered over everyone else, both human and alien and was built Ford Tough! Raam had great fighting skills and he would unleash his Krill (pretty much bats that eat you) in combination with swift punches and a swing of his blade. Raam was so amazing in the GOW series that he became a downloadable character on Killer Instinct Gold! General Raam I salute you!

If we’re talking other video games, remember in the Xbox Game Pass post that I mentioned downloading Lego Batman? Another great antagonist is hands down the Joker! You are able to play as good guys or Gotham’s finest criminals in the Lego franchise. THe Joker is amazing (and demented) with his silly puns, joke-ster traps and mayhem seeking personality. Joker has been one of my favorite villains of all time.

Some other notable antagonists are from video games and comics: Magneto, Megatron, Star scream, Bowser etc.

On to Day 18 which is the flip side… my favorite protagonist.

This topic was a little more difficult to think about. Many of the video games I play are based around you creating your own character. This makes it hard to select a protagonist. Some of my favorites would be Yoshi, Kazooie, Baird and Cole (I know i’ve mentioned all of these names in previous challenge posts)  or even Chun- Li or Kasumi! There’s plenty to pick from.

Those are my answers for this 2 part post. Who are some of your favorite protagonists and antagonists in video games? Let’s talk video games!

-Luna 🙂

 

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