Hello, friends! We’re chugging right along with A Geeky Gal’s 30 Day Video Game Challenge, and I took some time last night to write out a couple posts for future days about games and topics that I was really excited to share with you. This will also help me out a bit later on, when it’s 11:00 p.m. and I’ve totally forgotten that I’m supposed to be doing this every day!
Let’s answer today’s question, shall we?
Day 9: What game series will you never play?
Honestly, I’m a pretty open-minded person when it comes to video games. Although I mostly watch other people play games these days, I’ve never been one to shy away from controversial, or silly, games. I don’t mind those over the top, NSFW anime-style games, or horror games, or even sade, emotional games. I’d give just about anything a shot.
However, with that being said, there is one massively popular game series that I will probably never play, and it might surprise you. That series goes by Final Fantasy.
I know, I know. Boo and hiss at me all you want, because I knew that this would be controversial. I’ll make this short and sweet, because I don’t want to twist any more panties over this statement. Back in the day, I somehow missed the ship that sailed to the lands of the Final Fantasy fandom. I know the first game came out before I was born, so maybe that has something to do with it, but even as newer, more attractive games in the series were released, and I was old enough to appreciate them, I just never did. The games never interested me back then, and even if I had the means to play them now, I really just don’t want to. I still have absolutely zero interest. I can’t pinpoint why exactly. The gameplay doesn’t seem like something I’d like, and despite the game and its characters being so heavily referenced, and plastered all over the gaming world, and I just never really got into the hype, and no very, very little about the actual games, or the story. No matter how many times I see all the glossy, anime hair, or giant lady boobs, or ridiculously oversized weapons, I just don’t care.
Which is strange, because I’m usually pretty into RPGs.
When I was in high school, nearly everyone in my group of friends was obsessed with Final Fantasy, and I just… wasn’t. Around this time, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children had come out, and all around me, people were changing their screen names to “Sephiroth” something or other, or dyeing their hair white, etc., and I just sort of distanced myself from all of that. It’s just not my cup of tea. I’ve never really played, or wanted to play, any of those other big, anime-style games either, like Kingdom Hearts, and… other ones. At least Kingdom Hearts had a pretty theme song on all of the commercials that I was forced to see 30 times a day. It had pretty graphics, too. *shrug*
I will say though, one of my ex-boyfriends from high school did force me to sit and watch Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children with him, and didn’t totally hate it, so that counts for something… right? It was a pretty movie. They definitely know how to market a game/movie, because the promotional images are lovely, hency why I used them in this post. The game graphics, unfortunately, just don’t impress me that much.
Thanks for reading, friends. I hope you don’t hate me now.
You can read the rest of my 30 Days of Video Games posts HERE!