Later Levels Question of the Month, November 2018 – THE ONE GAME FOR ALL TIME

Hey, dudes! It’s that time of the month again, in that it is a month, and that means a QOTM courtesy of Later Levels and star blogger.

This month our guest star is the awesome Teri Mae of Sheikah Plate, who’s been an incredible competitor now in not one but TWO Blogger Blitzes and who creates seriously awesome-looking recipes over on her Zelda-themed cooking blog. I only wish I had the time to actually try one!

The question posed by our good friend for this month is:

If you could only play one game for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? This doesn’t include series – you can’t choose ‘Zelda games’, you must choose Ocarina of Time for example. This question assumes that the developer will continue to update the game if it has bugs that need fixing. It also assumes that, if the game has previously been released with DLC, there will continue to be new DLC for the game forever. If there is an online multiplayer mode it also assumes that there will also be a full lobby for you to play in. So what would you choose?

A quick answer this month, since almost all my writing time is tied up in NaNoWriMo – although collaborative things have gone live in the interim, including my contributions to NekoJonez’s Tomb Raider project and to Normal Happenings’ The Games That Define Us, both of which were incredible to be part of.

Given my answer for The Games That Define Us, and the fact that anyone who knows me will know of my undying love for it, you’d probably think my answer here would be Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix. (Or… I know we said ‘no series’ but could I say the single disc containing six KH titles? No? OK, fine.)

Well, nope. I love that game. I really do. But if I only had one game, I’d want it to be something that’d always be different, that’d never get old, and that game is Minecraft.

I don’t even play Minecraft much at all these days, to be honest – I just don’t get the chance, except for when my company does its annual Minecraftathon. When I do, though, I can play for days. I can create whatever I want: games within games, sculptures, creatures; I can explore caves for resources, or simply trek across the world and see what there is; I can test my survival skills.

Minecraft isn’t defined when you start playing: your play defines the world, and even the type of game that you get. Will you go platforming, building, fighting? You can do whatever you want! And that’s why I’d have to pick Minecraft as the one game I’d play for the rest of my life.

But please, don’t hold me to that. At least not until I’ve played Kingdom Hearts 3.

3 comments

  1. That’s a solid choice! I don’t think I would have chosen my favorite game for this either – it’d have to be something that pulled quintuple duty as far as content and the ability to play it in many different ways, I think. Minecraft seems like a good option!

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