Seven Deadly Sins (of Gaming) Meme

Posted September 10, 2014 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Miscellaneous / 0 Comments


Thoughts. The text 'rambling thoughts' underneath a burning lantern. For rambles, thoughts, and not-essays.

I did sort of imply I was going to do one of these, so… Here it is. ^_^ Seven gaming meme questions and my answers to them all. Have fun!

GREED – What is your most inexpensive game?

Probably Super Amazing Wagon Adventure. I forgot how big the discount was, but I got it on discount and, barring games I’ve received for free, that makes it the cheapest game I have. Quite fun too, though I’m utterly and entirely abysmal at it.

WRATH – What game do you have a love/hate relationship with?

(Heroes of) Might and Magic, the franchise before Ubisoft rebooted it. Love the world, love the setting, love the story, love the games. Suck at strategy big time and the one map I had where I was doing awesome and kicking major butt (HoMM2, Resource Wars map scenario with only the purple wizard who only had its island of all the monsters ever standing between me and total victory) got lost forever when my mother, in all her infinity wisdom of computers, broke the software enough to require reformatting the entire drive and no one bothered to check whether there was stuff I wanted to maybe, you know, back-up.

No, I am totally not bitter about losing that save file. Absolutely not.

But I never did manage to get back to such levels of awesome and I still adore the games. The RPGs as well. 4-7 are some of my favourite games. (Even though I’m terrible at them. I am awesome at Arcomage, though.)

GLUTTONY – What game have you devoured over and over with no shame?

Apart from (Ho)MM and the built-in version of Arcomage? Baldur’s Gate 1 and 2 with ToB expansion pack. (Yep. Not Tales of the Sword Coast.) So much fun. Also, King’s Quest 7, only my favourite KQ game ever. And Quest for Glory 3 and 5. Thief 1. Thief 3 had some nice replays. Sword of the Stars: The Pit. Minecraft.

… Yeah, okay. No wonder I can never reduce the size of my gaming backlog. I keep replaying things.

SLOTH – What game have you neglected reading due to laziness?

Consortium, I think. Actually, if you want to count it that way, everything remaining on my list. That probably makes it… Gabriel Knight 1 since that’s been on my list the longest. Or possibly Syberia 1. No. No, wait. Planescape: Torment. That’s been the longest on my list. (But it’s looooooooooooong. T_T)

PRIDE – What game do you talk most about to sound like an intellectual gamer?

Those games that have awesome stories. I like stories. I like seeing how they work on their own as well as how the game mechanics fit around them. (DEATH TO THE PIXEL HUNT. And also THE ILLOGICAL PUZZLES OF ILLOGICALNESS. Still so totally looking at you, KQ5.)

LUST – What attributes do you find attractive in male or female characters?

Pretty much the same thing as for the reading meme: kindness, compassion, intelligence… I like well-rounded characters that seem like fun people to be around or be friends with, really. Beyond that I’m not too picky. Being nice to look at does not hurt.

ENVY – What game would you most like to receive as a gift?

Er… A DRM-free copy of Child of Light? That one sounds interesting, but. UPlay. Alternatively, I would also quite like a complete (non-UPlay-dependent) version of HoMM6 sorry, MM:H6) that I could gift to my mum who still really really loves the franchise. (I’ve been trying to get her interested in similar games, but nope.) Dragon Age: Inquisition would be a good gift too, but that’s not out yet, so.

But, other than that, I’m still pretty much set. I can spend several years gaming before I run out of backlog, especially with the added replay value that some games have.