30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 21

21: Game with the best story?

I struggled with this question. As you might have picked up on by now, I’ve lost most of my gaming life to sports, wrestling and beat em ups – great stories are few in these genres.

The first game that comes to mind. I guess?

30 day gaming challenge Day 21

I loved GTA V’s story – it was epic, yet oddly relatable. 3 men, looking to prove a point, committing crimes in a huge open world environment? I was drawn in. Great dialogue, memorable characters and awesome drama, supplemented by lots of neat little touches (the internet world on GTA V is incredible for humour and scathing truth.)

My only regret with GTA V was not completing the game 100%. I beat the story, but Michael, Franklin and Trevor had further adventures left in them, further stories to tell. Alas, I did what I always do – tried to move on to the next game, only to find the next game isn’t all that.

Still, as the old saying goes – “It’s better to have completed a game 70.8% than to have not completed a game at all.”

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30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 5

Day 5: Game character you feel you are most like?

I know exactly which video game character I’m most like…

30 Day Challenge 5

I feel like Michael De Santa from Grand Theft Auto V. When I played GTA V, I was in my previous job. An administration job that was slowly grinding me down. The parallels between me and Michael then were worrying. Little sleep, struggling to relate to people, feeling a bit old and out of place. Plus I spent most my time wearing shirt and pants for work, so I had the ‘business casual’ look going too.

I was even starting to organise my work like Michael planned heists with Lester. Sadly,  I wasn’t allowed an office in an abandoned building and a big planning board.

Nearly two years on, I still feel the similarities. We both mean well, but can sometimes be insensitive. We’re both nostalgic for the past – Michael with classic films and me with retro games. We can both be grumpy but very protective. Not sure I’d go as far as Michael with the jet ski level, but I’d like to think I’d be close.

…just to clarify though, I haven’t killed anyone and haven’t robbed any banks. Yet….