Day 25: A game you plan on playing
Danganronpa V3 comes out at the end of September, and I am almost beside myself with excitement. This series means so much to me, and I’m so excited to have a new story to unfold. I’m currently (trying) to finish a replay of the first two games by playing Danganronpa 1-2 Reload, which is just making me even more hyped for release day!
Day 24: Favourite classic game
I can spend hours playing Tetris. In fact, I definitely have. It’s just so addictive, and there’s a lot about it that really appeals to my OCD side – there’s nothing like sliding that last piece into place and watching several lines at a time disappear!
Tetris was the first handheld game I played when I borrowed a school friend’s GameBoy, and I still get a lot of enjoyment out of it now if I let myself fall down that never-ending rabbit hole.
Day 23: Game which you think had the best graphics or art style
I really love the art style of Danganronpa. I know mostly it’s just an anime style (which I obviously like, go figure), but I especially enjoy the punishment scene animations and the garish, over-the-top death sequences.
Purely from a spectacle of realistic graphics, the game that’s probably blown me away the most is The Last of Us. I remember my mum coming into my room and asking me if I was watching a movie, but up until that point I hadn’t really considered that the graphics were that realistic and just stort of took them for granted. Once I’d had it pointed out to me by an outsider I definitely appreciated just how mindblowing the graphics were, and took in every single detail.
Day 22: A game sequel that disappointed you
So, I really, really loved GTA IV, and I genuinely don’t think I’d be as into gaming as I am now if I hadn’t have played it.
I was so excited for GTA V back when it came out on PS3, and my excitement carried me through a good couple of weeks after it initially released and I played it solidly. The excitement wore off pretty quickly, and I just couldn’t get as into it as I had with its predecessor. Eventually, I stopped playing altogether and still haven’t been back to it, some four years later.
Make 10 new cosplays (including one entirely from scratch)
We’re still at the same point with this one; seven cosplays made, including the from scratch one. The next convention I’m going to is EGX at the end of September, where I’ll be rewearing Chiaki from Danganronpa 2 (I’ve made a new skirt for her, but it totally doesn’t count). I’m also planning on attending MCM London, Hibanacon and MCM Birmingham before the end of the year, and my planned cosplays for those will bring my total to 17 new cosplays for the year, so I’m not concerned about this one at all.
Watch 30 anime series
This one is clocking in at 9 series watched. I’m quietly confident on this one still. I have a few ongoing series’ I’m watching from this season which are due to wrap up soon, so I’ll be adding a lot to this total in the next month or so.
Platinum 12 games
Although I’m only at 1 for this challenge, I still feel like I can get at least half way on the board by the end of the year. We’ll see!
Watch 30 new ‘old’ films
This should be the easy one! Still only 1 film watched, and even that was from January! Terrible business.
Watch 60 films in the cinema
My cinema-going habits have changed a lot this year it turns out, so I’m only up to 28 on this one. I’ll easily get to half way, but I’m hoping I can get to at least 40.
Clear the gaming backlog
I’ve started this now! Currently, I’m playing Danganronpa 1-2: Reload ready for Danganronpa 3 at the end of the month. Progress is slow because I have been watching a lot of anime lately which seems to be taking up all of my time, but I definitely want to have wiped a few of these games off the list by the end of the year!
Wow. So, we’re almost in July and I’m only just getting round to making this list which probably tells you about as much as you need to know about how this particular aspect of the 2017 Challenges is going!
I’ve been through my game collection for PS4 and Vita and these are the games I own which I have yet to finish a single playthrough on. So much for no more buying new games until the old ones are finished!
I’m still hopeful that I can burn through a lot of these by the end of the year, but also fully aware that I’m fast running out of time!
- Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
- Final Fantasy X
- Final Fantasy X-2
- Beyond: Two Souls
- Murdered: Soul Suspect
- Danganronpa 1-2 Reload
- Danganronpa: Ultra Despair Girls
- Trails of Cold Steel
- Tales of Zestiria
- Tales of Hearts R
- Psycho Pass: Mandatory Happiness
- Uncharted Collection
- Uncharted 4
- XBlaze Code: Embryo
- Persona 3 Portable
- Conception II
I’m hoping that at least a few of these can tie in with the platinum challenge. It looks like I’m clear on new releases until Danganronpa 3 comes out in September, so a good couple of months to focus on these (once I’ve finished Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy).
Day 16: Best cut-screens
30 Days Of: Gaming has been delayed entirely because I haven’t been able to think of an answer to this question.
Throughout this whole process, I’ve found that every game I’ve ever played has slipped out of my head. What happens if I forget a great one and give a dumb answer? That answer is out there in the world for everyone to see. “No Jade, you once said that your favourite game couple was Snow and Bigby, you can’t go back on that now you’ve remembered other games exist.” I’m sure you’ll agree, that’s a nightmare that we all want to avoid.
Anyway, this is a long-winded way of saying I can’t think of a game with the ‘best cut-scenes’. I remember being in awe of Ni No Kuni and just how it captured the essence of a Ghibli film; how colourful the scenes were, and how pretty they were. I can’t remember, however, if they were the best I’ve ever seen, or if they’re just sticking in there because I love that game so much.
So, in the absence of me being able to give a ‘proper’ answer, let me know your favourite cut scenes! Maybe that way my memory will return to me…