This was a fun project and exercise to do. I hope people found it amusing, especially any fellow video gaming types.
Day 26 – Best voice acting.
I’m going with a game that just really took me by surprise with the voice acting. This is difficult to do, because I can usually pick out a voice pretty well. So the game in question is XIII for Playstation 2. I had borrowed it from a friend and wasn’t expecting a whole lot. But I got into the story and the voice work and stylized comic-book style sucked me in. There was one character in particular, a general, where I immediately heard the voice and knew I should know who it is. I played the game for a while, and it still just never came to me, but I knew I recognized it. Eventually I gave up and did some online research and… What the? ADAM WEST!!!! Duh… And I totally didn’t pick up that the title character was David Duchovny.
Day 27 – Most epic scene ever.
Many of the WoW cinematics are really great. However, this one really sticks out as being in the epic category. This was the opening cinematic for the release of Wrath of the Lich King.
Day 28 – Favorite game developer.
I’m going with Activision Blizzard. Having the Activision part in there harkens back to some of those Atari 2600 games I fondly remember, like Kaboom! in particular. And WoW, SC2, and Diablo III have been what I’ve been playing recently so it makes sense for this choice now.
Day 29 – A game you thought you wouldn’t like, but ended up loving.
A friend told me about this game called Freedom Force.
I remember my first thought being that the main character was coming across as having all kinds of extra cheese. But it was supposed to have that golden age comic book feel, so once I settled into embracing that I very much enjoyed the game. The way they introduced the characters was quite nifty. And customizing superheroes was fun. And let’s face it, there’s a lot to be said for being able to tear up a street light and use it as a club!
Day 30 – Your favorite game of all time.
After some pondering I’ve decided to go with the good old coin-op game Tron.
Even the look of the machine with that glowing pistol-grip joystick, spin knob, and black light really made it stand out from other games.
It was basically 4 games in one, but of course it was really all about the light cycles, right? Add the uber-nerdy romanticism with the tie-in to the movie and this just floated to the top as my favorite. When I win the lottery I’ll buy one and put it in the basement!
And as a reminder, here’s where to go to get the full list if you’d care to take the challenge yourself: