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31/31 Day I: Genesis

Well, yep, here we are, the beginning of my 31/31. I'll be posting a blog every day of February, and the first three days of March. 

First, you may be asking-why am I doing a 31/31? Or maybe you don't care at all, and are reading this because you felt like it. Regardless, I'm going to tell you anyway: it's because I want to commit myself to something, share more about myself, and ideas/thoughts I have about the video game industry.

However, before I get really into the topics I have planned, I'm going to start off this 31/31 with not just an introduction, but a revision of an old blog, my very first one.

Ever since I wrote about my ten favorite games, I've played a lot more games and replayed some of them as well, and looking back, I don't really think that list is accurate anymore. Therefore, I thought I'd start with a re-vamped list. I'll indicate what's been taken off, as well as where certain games were before.

Knocked off: Metroid Prime Trilogy, Professor Layton and the Last Specter

10. Radiant Historia

9. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time(Added to list)

8. Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward(Added to list)

7. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

6. Alan Wake

5. Left 4 Dead 2

4. Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days(Formerly #3)

3. Dead Space 2(Formerly #4)

2. The World Ends with You

1. The Legend of Zelda, Twilight Princess

I decided to take off Metroid Prime Trilogy because I realized that, while the games were great, I don't really ever see myself going back to them. As for Layton...well, I felt like Miracle Mask was a step down i terms of story, and I don't think of those games as much anymore(though I'm excited to see how Azran Legacies is).

Adding in Zero Escape almost felt like a necessity-I loved that game a lot, and I'm planning to replay it after this 31/31 is over. And Mystery Dungeon, I thought about it, and realized that game was more dear to me than Layton, because I got that a few months after I got Diamond when I was getting back into Pokemon, and saw how that game had a profound effect on me; since that game, I've focused as much, if not more, on the story of games, than the actual gameplay.  Sure, the story of EoT was cliched a bit, but it was one of the first times I really felt connected to the characters within the game. 

So yeah, I think those are 10 of my very favorite games, again...but even writing this, I'm not sure if they are. The top five are definitely right, but the rest are always constantly switching, so really, they could be considered fair game. Anyways, those are some of my very favorite games once again.

As for future topics in this 31/31, I'm going to go ahead and show a few of the ideas I have for the days to come:

  • WhatI see as satisfying gameplay
  • Replay value in games
  • How Zelda U could become the best
  • A look back at January 2013
  • Reviews of Dead Space 3, Metal Gear Rising, and Fire Emblem Awakening
  • And more!

I hope some of these topics interest you enough so to continue with me throughout February! To close out,I'm going to be leaving some of my very favorite music pieces from gaming(from console titles, as I've already done handheld). Enjoy!

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