Sunshine Blogger Award

 

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Thanks to Red Metal for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award Challenge!  This meme poses some questions to me, and allows me to pose questions to others!

Rules

The rules for the Sunshine Blogger Award are:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions they ask you
  • Nominate 11 blogs and write them 11 question (I’m choosing to amend this rule)
  • List the rules and display the logo in your post and/or on your blog

So here are my answers!

In which cases would you deem the manga superior to the anime on which it’s based?
I’ll be honest, I’ve read very little manga in my life so I don’t have a fully formed answer of this, but I suspect that, like with books, it would come down the characters.  If the manga does a better job of developing the characters, I’m going to find it superior to the anime adaptation.

Which game do you feel has the best soundtrack?
This one’s easy!  It’s ORI AND THE BLIND FOREST, one of my favorite games of all time. I have the soundtrack favorited on Spotify and it is my go-to de-stressing music.

If you could revive a dead video game series, which one would you choose?
Golden Sun!  This JRPG duology is one of the few times I’ve played a series start to finish multiple times.  The storytelling was rich, and the twist of the main character in game two being the villain from game one was just a layer of depth I didn’t know I needed.  The fact that I kept writing book instead of game while typing this answer just shows how much I believe in the story! (Yes, there was a third installment years later, but it was a lackluster follow up to the original.)

What game/film/album/book did you have a particularly difficult time adding to your collection?
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.  I didn’t grow up with an N64, so when I finally got the game it was second-hand at a thrift shop.  Things were going great until two temples in, the game just stopped working.  The idea of having to start over was so unappealing that it took me another few years before I bought the remake for my DS.

Do you prefer to see a film at home or in theaters?
Definitely in theaters.  I love the big screen, and I really appreciate that the theater allows me to block out all distractions that would plague me at home.  I’m not tempted to pull out my phone and look at Twitter, or to get up and make a snack mid-movie.  I’m in it for the long haul!

In what cases did you find yourself siding with critics over fans about a work’s quality?
Almost anytime a DC movie came out in recent times, I would be baffled at the box office.  While fans were certainly claiming the movies weren’t great, they were still handing over their money, something I didn’t understand after reading terrible review after terrible review.

In what cases did you find yourself siding with fans over critics about a work’s quality?
JUPITER ASCENDING was pretty widely panned when it first came out, to the point that I didn’t watch it for years.  But when I did, I could definitely see that this was a work that was incredibly ambitious and had a lot going for it, even if it did feel like there were story threads that had literally been left on the cutting room floor.

What is the most difficult game you’ve completed?
I’m going to choose THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: ORACLE OF TIME for this one because the final boss was INCREDIBLY hard.  I spent weeks memorizing the patterns to defeat her.

What game series have you been following for the longest amount of time?
Zelda is probably the winner here in terms of consistent play over the years.  I started playing with the game boy games and have slowly caught up with some of the N64 games via their 3DS rereleases.  I still haven’t played Breath of the Wild as I don’t have a Switch, but it’s on my list for someday!

In what ways do you feel video game critics to be ahead of their film-loving counterparts?
I don’t know that I see video game critics ahead of film critics in anyway.  The two mediums are decidedly different in what they are trying to do and accomplish.

How does hype factor into how you ultimately feel about a work?
Hype definitely guides me towards a game or a movie, and perhaps makes me appreciate certain aspects I might not have paid attention to if it weren’t for the buzz.  But ultimately, that work has to stand on its own two feet.  It has to make me feel something on its own.

Now I’m tagging A Kernel of Nonsense, To Other Worlds, and A Fictional Bookworm to answer the following questions!

  1. What is your favorite book to TV/Film adaptation?
  2. What is your favorite video game or board game?
  3. What fictional world would you want to live in?
  4.  If you got dropped into a DnD world, what character class would you want to be? (Barbarian, wizard, ranger etc.)
  5. Favorite read so far of 2019?
  6. TV show you most recently binged?
  7. Most anticipated book release for June – December 2019?
  8. What mythical creature would you want as a pet/companion?
  9. You can have coffee with any author in the world, dead or alive – who would it be?
  10. A classic novel you actually enjoy?
  11. And lastly, what book character would you want to go on an adventure with?

 

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  1. From what I’ve heard, Golden Sun: Dark Dawn ends on a cliffhanger, so that would definitely be a solid choice of a series to revive. I myself greatly enjoyed the original duology.

    Also, if it’s one way in which I feel game critics are ahead of film critics, it’s that they have a much wider variety of what they consider good (or at least in recent times – historically, there’s more diversity). As such, I would say game critics are better at leaving their comfort zone.

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