Thank you to Richard “The Deviot” Hossan for nominating me to answer some questions, as part of the Sunshine Blogger Award Challenge. Although I don’t normally respond to tags, The Deviot deserves the effort. He has supported my blog for the longest time and even spreads my posts on Twitter. If you are looking for a site that covers video games I highly recommend Comma Eight Comma One. It’s packed with detailed reviews written by a Splatoon fanatic, who is knowledgeable on the subject. He’s been a gamer since the Commodore 64 days.
1.) When you’ve had one hour of sleep and need to do a full-time shift do you reach for: Coffee, tea, soda, or something else to stay awake and why?
Lack of sleep is something I contend with on a regular basis. Although I am a good boy who goes to bed early, I have a bad habit of waking up a few hours later and not being able to get any shut eye after that. From the beverages listed coffee gets my vote. I drink a lot of the stuff these days, as I do intermittent fasting. Black coffee is something I can gulp down, during the sixteen hours that I don’t eat, and it doesn’t count as breaking the fast.
2.) What is a video game/series you really wish had more attention than it does and why?
Back in 2015 I named Eiyuu Senki: The World Conquest my game of the year. Sadly no one played it, as the game came out for PS3 at a time when everyone had already migrated over to the PS4. I think it’s a strategy game that many Fire Emblem fans would enjoy, as it features combat that revolves around weapon weaknesses and the generals you recruit are all cute waifus.
3.) Pair your favorite game with a proper wine or beer.
I am so not qualified to answer this. My knowledge of alcohol doesn’t extend beyond ordering whatever cider the pub I am visiting sells, on the rare occasions that my pals drag me out of the house. I guess I will pick playing Shephy (a ewe themed PC/Switch card game) with a bottle of Sheep Shagger Scotch Ale.
4.) Pick one game that came out “Before your time” that you think looks interesting and tell us why.
The selection of games that came out before my time isn’t that big. Despite what my immature ramblings may suggest, I am an old fart whose first experience with video games was the Atari 2600 console. From the list of notable releases that came out before I was born, I am going to pick Zork. The fantasy setting should appeal to my RPG tastes and I am curious to see what the progenitor of the text adventures I played on Amstrad was like.
5.) Pick one game that is outside of your comfort zone that you think you might be willing to check out.
I had to rack my brain to come up with an answer for this one. When it comes to games I have a clear idea of what I like/dislike. I seldom stray outside my comfort zone, because there isn’t any point trying a genre I usually loathe… especially when my backlog of unfinished games is so huge. For the sake of answering I will pick Euro Truck Simulator 2. Driving isn’t usually my thing, but I think Euro Truck Simulator could be relaxing. After a bad day at the office just chill, listen to a podcast in the background and enjoy the scenery as you cruise through the continent.
Okay, that’s all the questions done and dusted. Tradition demands that I ask some questions and make some nominations. Here are my plagiarised queries and victims
1. What is the worst film you’ve ever seen in theaters?
2. What is the best film you’ve ever seen in theaters?
3. What do you feel is the greatest compilation of collected works in your collection?
4. What is your favorite opening theme to a television show?
5. Have you ever been invested in a series only to be heartbroken when it was cancelled?
If you don’t wish to take part, no worries. As someone who seldom accepts these challenges I understand. Okay, enough blogging. Back to playing my fourth run of Fire Emblem Three Houses!