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Day 1 - Very first video game.

Sonic the Hedgehog on Sega Genesis when I was five or six. I loved that little blue hedgehog and releasing all the woodland critters at the end of the levels.

And thus a button-mashing addict was born. \o/

Day 2 - Your favorite character.

Lara Croft. Ignoring her ridiculous outfit, girlfriend has skills. Ironically, as my first non-educational PC game, she was one of the things that got me into ancient civilizations and anthropology. And as I sit here, unemployed and living with my mother, I still can't say I regret it. Thanks, Lara. :P

Day 3 - A game that is underrated.

Quackshot starring Donald Duck! I don't see why I get laughed at when I say one of my favorite games involves Donald Duck dressing up as Indiana Jones, shooting plungers, and fighting Count Duckula. Cuz it's friggin awesome.

Day 4 - Your guilty pleasure game.

Everything on Neopets probably counts, doesn't it? And Lego Indiana Jones. What can I say? I'm a sucker for the cute.

Day 5 - Game character you feel you are most like (or wish you were).

Well, I wish I were Lara Croft but I'm probably the NPC librarian girl in FFVIII that I think Zell was mooning after. Which is horrible and obscure.

Day 6 - Most annoying character.

Three way tie between Zell from FFVIII, Tidus from FFX (once you see the Meg Ryan resemblance, it never goes away. A fuck those Chocobo races for your ultimate weapon, dude), and Moira freaking Brown from Fallout 3 who is perkily determined to see my character die in some horrific fashion.

Day 7 - Favorite game couple. Princess Peach and Bowser? It's kinky but it seems to work for them. Oh!!! Gabriel Knight and Grace Nakamura from the Gabriel Knight adventure series. Someone needs to talk to Jane Jensen about reviving the point and click adventure game so that those two can get their shit together.

Day 8 - Best soundtrack.

The winner is and shall always be Chrono Trigger. Twas awesome and it never started to grate on me like music from the FF series where the battle music invariably becomes ingrained into my brain. Another one I really liked was Legend of Mana on Playstation, which was lovely.

Day 9 - Saddest game scene.

Tidus finding out that Yuna intends to die at the end of her Pilgrimage always strikes me as utterly tragic considering how he's been going on about the future and beating Sin and blaaaah. *sniffles*

Day 10 - Best gameplay.

I'm enjoying the novelty of The World Ends With You's system.

Day 11 - Gaming system of choice.

I'm a Playstation girl. PS2 is my favorite among them, if I had to get specific.

Day 12 - A game everyone should play.

Oh, this one's hard for me. Everyone has different tastes so I'd probably suggest something different to each person.

I guess I'd stand behind Plants vs. Zombies or The Secret of Monkey Island to about anyone. PvZ because it's a unique spin on the tower defense game and I enjoy the humor of it. It can be as casual or hardcore as you like. The Secret of Monkey Island, well, this is a part of my campaign to restart the adventure game genre and I think this humorous take on pirates (based on the Disney ride and sharing some elements with the movie) would be a good place to rekindle the love.

Ironically, I wouldn't suggest either of these to my brother, who mocks my love of cartoony graphics over his sleek war games. The silliest thing I've ever seen him play is Hitman and Fallout 3. Pffffft to him.

Day 13 - A game you’ve played more than five times.

I assume this means to the end? I don't know that I have. If I did it's an old Sega Genesis game like Streets of Rage 2 or Quackshot. Maybe Civilization IV, as I think about it.

Day 14 - Current (or most recent) gaming wallpaper.

Have never had a gaming wallpaper.

Day 15 - Post a screenshot from the game you’re playing right now.

None of them are PC games so no. Currently I'm playing Tomb Raider: Legend, Fallout 3, and The World Ends With You.

Day 16 - Game with the best cut scenes.

The one that's really stuck with me is FFX. Auron toasting Sin, Yuna doing the Sending. It was the first game I got for the PS2 and it's still the prettiest.

Day 17 - Favorite antagonist.

GLaDOS from Portal is wonderfully and hilariously psychotic. Maleficent from Kingdom Hearts, because she's my favorite villain across all media. She walks the walk, she talks the talk. Mistress of all evil, friggin dragon.

Day 18 - Favorite protagonist.

I could probably say Lara Croft here again but I'm gonna go with Gabriel Knight of the franchise of the same name..

Novelist, bookstore owner, Shadow Hunter, sardonic jackass. Never has a heroic destiny been so misplaced as it is with Gabriel Knight and he knows it. It doesn't hurt one iota that he's voice 2 out of 3 times by Tim Curry (rocking an American Southern accent, of all things).

You can destroy National Heritage sites without Lara (see Uncharted) but you can't have a Schattenjäger game without Gabriel.

Day 19 - Picture of a game setting you wish you lived in.

There are some really pretty Ages in Uru: Ages Beyond Myst that I wouldn't say no to.

Day 20 - Favorite genre.

RPG and Adventure games. I'm not obsessive about getting the newest, most graphically advanced game so there's a ton of older games in both genres that can keep me entertained.

Day 21 - Game with the best story.

I think the Gabriel Knight games, especially the first, are pretty tightly plotted, written, and acted which I think is a bit of a rarity these days. Portal and Bioshock are two modern games that had plots that I enjoyed.

I love Kingdom Hearts but I can't think about the plot too long or my head might explode from the WTFery and most Final Fantasty games have the same problem. Over-plotting, I think.

Day 22 - A game sequel which disappointed you.

Well, FFX-2 certainly made me headtilt.

Day 23 - Game you think had the best graphics or art style.

I really enjoy Kingdom Hearts' way of meshing Disney animation with Final Fantasy characters. The Wonderland section is still my favorite though the Steamboat Willie black and white world in the second game was nifty too. An older option would be Legend of Mana for the Playstation, which has gorgeous hand-drawn graphics.

Day 24 - Favorite classic game.

Sonic the Hedgehog, Quackshot, or the Aladdin game for Sega Genesis.

Day 25 - A game you plan on playing.

Oh boy. Lots. Sitting around for me, atm, are Kingdom Hearts re:Coded, Okamiden, Final Fantasy Tactics A2, Rune Factory 3, and Devil Survivor. A bunch of stuff on emulator that I've forgotten about. Eventually, I'll get Dragon Age and the Batman Arkham games for PS3. Oh! I am waiting oh so impatiently for Final Fantasy Versus XIII.

Day 26 - Best voice acting.

Gabriel Knight again. Tim Curry as Gabriel Knight. Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker to some, The Joker from Batmam: The Animated Series to others) as Detective Mosley. That's just the start. Take a look at it's imdb page sometime and be amazed.

Day 27 - Most epic scene ever.

Auron at the beginning of FFX. He's just too badass for this world which explains so much about the game later. Or the beginning fight between Squall and Seifer in FVIII which had that music of EPICNESS.

Day 28 - Favorite game developer.

I look like a pretty big Square Enix fangirl but I think I just got caught up in a theme xD Atlus of the Shin Megami Tensei and Disgaea games is actually my fave overall whereas Square Enix is a bit more hit and miss.

Day 29 - A game you thought you wouldn’t like, but ended up loving.

Most the games my brother recommends me like Fallout 3, Bioshock, and Portal.

Day 30 - Your favorite game of all time.

Erk. Let's say Kingdom Hearts for hitting the sweet spot mix of RPG and Disney-nostalgia. It just makes me smile.

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