Welcome one and all to a very Athena Veta season of good will! Athena’s a friend of the show, as it were, and general all-around cool person; she also happens to be extremely smart, so check out her blog at the AmbiGaming Corner for deep and well-considered thoughts on what we can learn from gaming as well as a whole bunch of other always-interesting stuff.
For the holiday season this year, Athena’s coordinated an event based on that classic Marmite of tunes (you love it or you hate it): The Twelve Days of Christmas. Each day from December 26th to January 6th, we’ll look at a gamified version of one of the song’s lines until eventually we have 364 gamey gifts!
On the second day of Blogmas, the gamers said to me: Tell us eleven games you love!
Hoo boy. Okay, I’m just going to list eleven without thinking about it too hard or I’ll be here all day. This is not necessarily my top favourite eleven, nor in order, but eleven games that I really love as of right now!
11. Mirror’s Edge
10. Pokémon Silver
9. Just Cause 2
8. Dynasty Warriors 4
6. Kingdom Hearts II
5. Ace Attorney (just the franchise, can’t pick a specific one)
4. Civilization V
3. Final Fantasy XII
2. Nier: Automata (I haven’t ACTUALLY PLAYED this but I’ve seen LPs of the whole thing and I’m convinced that it will be one of my favourite games of all time once I finally get around to buying it, shh, that’s allowed)
Again, that’s not guaranteed to be my top of all time nor in the right order, but looking back on the games I’ve played (and indeed… not played) those are all ones that pop into my mind right now, so I’m good with that!
Of course, I’m writing this in advance, so I don’t know who else is taking part or what they’ll have written, but I bet there are a bunch of other awesome people writing incredibly cool things on this very topic today, so check out the AmbiGaming Corner and probably Twitter for some links! See you tomorrow for the next day of Blogmas…