Video Games

VGC Day 18: Favourite Protagonist

Guybrush Threepwood is the hero of the Monkey Island series.  He is a quick-witted, ambitious wannabe pirate with a penchant for puzzles and feelings for the governor, Elaine Marley, who would become his wife. He has…


VGC Day 17: Favourite Antagonist

At the start of the original Portal, GLaDOS is the computerised voice that guides you through the strange, alien environment of the Aperture Science facility.  It quickly becomes clear that GLaDOS is unpredictable and insane, as…


VGC Day 16: Game With the Best Cutscenes

I’m going to cheat again and pick a developer, rather than a single game.  Blizzard make the best cutscenes, both graphically and in terms of capturing the feel of their games.  My absolute favourite was…





VGC Day 12: A Game Everyone Should Play

Everyone should play Portal and/or Portal 2.  The game is non-violent and consists almost entirely of puzzles and funny dialogue.  The game encourages creative thinking and very friendly to new players.  I think the puzzles are very accessible…


VGC Day 11: Gaming System of Choice

I’d love to list something cool here, like the SNES, N64 or Dreamcast, all of which were great (especially my beloved SNES), but I can’t.  I can’t list any console actually, as there is no…


VGC Day 10: Best Gameplay

This is a really open one, because gameplay hugely differs by genre.  It’s hard to compare a shooter, like Borderlands 2, and a strategy title, such as Planetary Annihilation, or a platformer, like Super Mario World, and a…



VGC Day 8: Best Soundtrack

Is it cheating to choose an entire series rather than a single game?  If it is, I don’t really care.  The Final Fantasy series has always just sounded fantastic.  A lot of this is down to the…


VGC Day 7: Favourite Game Couple

I considered Milda and Darlin from Grandia on this one, but it really does have to be Monkey Island’s Guybrush Threepwood and Elaine Marley. I really like how they are presented, contrary to the usual tropes of a…


VGC Day 6: Most Annoying Character

How could this be anything but Quina Quen from Final Fantasy IX?  This character is just downright obnoxious.  So annoying!  Just look at her (his?) stupid face! Look at it!  Look at it! What is the…



VGC Day 4: Your Guilty Pleasure Game

Another easy one!  My guilty pleasure game is, hands down, Final Fantasy X-2.  The game is so stupid.  The story isn’t particularly good, the tone is all over the place and the whole thing is just silly….