On the Sixth Day of Blogmas…

On the sixth day of Blogmas, the gamers asked of me seven of your favourite posts.

As the days march on, Athena’s blog-tasting writers maintain their high quality posting! And I’m writing some words too, this time they’re on my seven favourite posts (Although they’re a bit later than I’d like!). I’m not really one to toot my own horn, but I’ll pick out some fun ones all the same!

1. Games that mess with the player

I like games that do something to screw with the player’s experience in some way. Generally this involves breaking the fourth wall in some way, but there are plenty of clever ways developers have found to mess with with you. I like the surprises that can come from this, so I wrote about some that I really like.

2. The XCOM War Logs

XCOM enemy unknown

I’m a fan of XCOM, especially the new run of games that have done a great job of modernising whilst staying true to the originals. I wrote a series of posts in which I named all the characters after my friends and family and tried really, really hard not to get them killed. It didn’t go well for some of them.

3. Unloop

I have some talented friends. One of them has got together with a couple of other talented people to create indie games for game jams. Unloop is one such game and I really enjoyed it. It’s a short game, but one with a really cool premise so I recommend you check it out.

4. A game for every console

I really enjoyed writing this one, and if you’re looking for a post to write yourself, I’d encourage you to do one of these. Think back to every console you’ve had during your life. What was the first game you had for each?

5. Video game outfits

Video game attire

No, not ones you wear yourself (although cosplaying some of these could be fun), rather inappropriate clothing choices for video game characters. I know this sounds like an excuse to look at the skimpy outfits many female protagonists wear, but I’ve taken a look at a variety of different ones for a variety of different reasons. This is one of my most popular posts this year.

6. Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters Daybreak Special Gigs

Yep, that title is a mouthful. I didn’t get on with this game, but it’s certainly one of the more interesting ones I’ve looked at. It’s one part visual novel, one part simultaneous-turn tactical game about catching ghosts. A neat premise that ended up frustrating eventually.

7. Gameblast 2018

Every year for the past five years, I’ve taken part in Special Effect’s Gameblast charity gaming marathon. It’s a 24-hour streaming event that’s a hell of a lot of fun and raises money for a good cause. I don’t think I’ll be able to do one next year, much to my disappointment, but here’s the wrap up from 2018’s efforts!

That’s it! Seven posts that I liked for a variety of reasons. Do go take a look if you’ve got some time as they’re some of the better drivel that I put on the internet. Why not share some favourite posts that you’ve written for me to take a look at?


5 thoughts on “On the Sixth Day of Blogmas…

  1. I loved your XCOM War Logs! It was fun reading about the game since I’ll likely never get a chance to play it. And you reminded me I need to re-post my Unloop review again soon-ish, haha.

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    1. I really hope they come back to Unloop. It was such a neat idea for an indie game. And the XCOM War Logs are coming back! I just need to figure out how to run it, as weekly might be a stretch right now. It’ll pop up though!

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