12 Days of Blogmas: 11 Games I Love

Hey! Listen. You know that popular Christmas song called the 12 Days of Christmas? Athena over at AmbiGaming came up with a cool holiday themed community collaboration idea to gamify that kinda-as-annoying-as-Navi song (that we all love or hate). Basically, it’s a countdown list each day that ends up with 364 items, times however many bloggers do this, at the end of the event (something like that… my maths is bad). Be warned that my singing voice is terrible, but here we go, eh!

๐ŸŽถ On the 2nd day of Blogmas, the gamers said to me: Tell us 11 games you love! ๐ŸŽถ

1) The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time (N64)

This game will always be my all-time favourite game ever. I simply love traversing those 3 childhood dungeons, 5 Temples, and conquering Ganon’s Tower.

Blogmas 2 Ocarina of Time

2) The entire Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy (PS3)

Yeah. I know this counts as 3 games… MY 12 Days of Blogmas song, MY rules. Ahem. I’ll always love having witnessed my shero’s story unfold over the course of this epic Final Fantasy trilogy.

Blogmas 2 Final Fantasy XIIIBlogmas 2 Final Fantasy XIII-2Blogmas 2 Lightning Returns

3) Banjo-Kazooie (N64)

I’ve rambled about Banjo Kazooie in more detail for Normal Happenings’ Games that Define Us collaboration. I love the sarcastic bear and bird’s first adventure for being a huge part of my childhood.

Blogmas 2 Banjo Kazooie

4) Diddy Kong Racing (N64)

My very first 3D game ever. I love this kart racer for captivating young me with its whimsical charm.

Blogmas 2 Diddy Kong Racing

5) Dragon Age Origins (PC)

No one messes with Grey Warden Ellen and her trademarked brand of brutal justice, delivered by two-handed axe while backed up by her badass crew. I love Dragon Age Origins for giving me a distraction from life’s drama, and for showing me that I can have demiromantic crushes on video game characters. Tee hee!

Blogmas 2 Dragon Age Origins

6) Mass Effect Andromeda (PS4)

Never judge a game by its internet hate-storm! I loved the characters, the world, and using Lightning’s… I mean, my Ryder’s badass biotic powers.

Blogmas 2 Mass Effect Andromeda

7) Grand Theft Auto San Andreas (PS2)

I’m a little ashamed to admit that I enjoy the Grand Theft Auto series, a lot. I loved creating havoc across the entire State of San Andreas, along with all the RPG elements it introduced to the series.

Blogmas 2 Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

8) Metroid Prime (GameCube)

2D platformer Samus is cool and all that, but I’ll always prefer the behind the visor view of Metroid Prime. I loved the incredible boss fights and overall feel of the dying planet I was trying to save.

Blogmas 2 Metroid Prime

9) Pokemon Yellow (Game Boy)

This was my first Game Boy game. I remember being super excited for it to arrive after my mom ordered it from a department store catalogue, back in the day. I love this game for getting me hooked on collecting those adorable pocket monsters.

Blogmas 2 Pokemon Yellow

10) Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice (PS4)

Few games have impacted me like this one. I love Senua for teaching me that it’s not a curse to see reality in a different way.

Blogmas 2 Hellblade Senua's Sacrfice

11) Assassin’s Creed II

I liked the first Assassin’s Creed game despite its repetitive gameplay, but the second game in the series was a home run. I love this game for introducing me to Ezio Auditore, and for teaching me bad words in Italian. Grazie!

Blogmas 2 Assassin's Creed II

Wow. It was quite hard to pick a list out of so many great games I’ve had the privilege of playing over the years. These were mostly random games off the top of my head that I enjoyed playing.

Oh and to continue the Blogmas song:

๐ŸŽถ … and the link to my 12 gaming memories! ๐ŸŽถ

Be sure to check out the host Goddess of Wisdom’s version of the song thus far (including links to other participants, eh).

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"Lightning" Ellen

My name is Ellen, and I've been babbling on the interwebz about video games for over 15 years. Video games themselves have been a large part of my life since 5-year-old me first encountered a SNES in a children's hospital. Fun times... Video game escapism is still the #1 coping mechanism for adult me these days.

13 thoughts on “12 Days of Blogmas: 11 Games I Love”

  1. That’s a great list I agree about Assassin’s Creed II and GTA San Andreas what a great game that was, my own list of 11 games I love would be 1.The Last Of Us, 2.The Entire Uncharted franchise, 3.Mass Effect Trilogy, 4.God Of War (PS4), 5.God Of War Trilogy, 6.Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, 7.The Entire Batman Arkham Franchise, 8.Assassin’s Creed 2+Brotherhood, 9.Deus Ex Human Revolution+Mankind Divided, 10.Life Is Strange1+Before The Storm, 11.Infamous 1+2, I kinda took what you did with FFXIII and did it multiple times haha.

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    1. Thank you. Your list is awesome! There’s a few games on there I need to play someday. I say multiples from the same series can totally count as one, haha.


    1. Woot! Ocarina of Time FTW ๐Ÿ˜€

      I really enjoyed Andromeda, at least. Everyone has their own tastes and whatnot, though. It’s super cheap and fully patched these days if you wanna give it a chance ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Seeing the N64 love here made me happy! I was reading down the list like “that’s a good game – oh yeah, great memories with that – wow, I miss this game!”

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