Monday, June 6, 2011

It's All Fun & Games Blogfest!!

It's great to finally be back to blogging. I took some time off because hubby, the boys, and I went on vacation. I'll give more details about that tomorrow as well as catching up on my blog tour and starting to award prizes for various contests. But for today, it's all about fun and games.

I'm big time into RPGs. Love them! I haven't had much time to play lately (read: no time at all) but that's what I would play.

1. Shining Force - Awesome, awesome game! I played this when I was in grade school and I can't tell you the number of times I've beaten it. To replay an RPG really says something although this game doesn't take as long to beat as most of the others.

2. Diablo - You pick your class - warrior, archer, or mage. I was always a warrior. You travel through a church, catacombs, even Hell to destroy vermin and filth and the devil, to try to rid the world of them. Very addicting, there are more games in this series, and the graphics become ridiculous.


3. FF7 - Who doesn't love the Final Fantasy games if you love RPGs? Although I must confess, I've never beaten this one. I bought the PC version, and there was a glitch and it always froze at one spot. Nearly broke my heart. But the characters are wonderful, the storyline amazing, and I just plain love this game. Out of the series, I've beaten 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, and 10. I also really enjoyed 9.

If I had to pick a game that isn't an RPG, I would add Parchessi to the list. My mom taught me the game when I was little, and I've played it with her and my siblings countless times. Game of chance and yet strategy.

Thanks, Alex, for a really fun blogfest!

52 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Diablo rocks!!
Thanks for participating in the blogfest.

Karen Peterson said...

My roommate has been freaking out waiting for Diablo III for YEARS. I've never played it, but I imagine I probably will once the new one comes out.

Christine Rains said...

Shining Force was the very first video game RPG I played. I love it! :) I love the Final Fantasy series, too. The stories are amazing.

Jeffrey Beesler said...

What a coincidence! I also put parcheesi on my list! And I'm a fan of RPG's, though as of late I haven't really played a whole lot of them.

Tim Brannan said...

Love the design of your site! Very nice. I am going to have to check it out in detail now.

Came by from the Fun and Games Blogfest!

Tiger85 said...

These games sound fun. Love your blog. =)

Poetry, Quotes and Book Reviews.

Donea Lee said...

I'm not a RPG-er. These always look fun... I tend to stick to card and board games ~ :)

Ciara said...

I'll have to check out Diablo. Funny. I already thought I was a follower but didn't see that I was listed. I am now. :)

Charity Bradford said...

Love Diablo! I used to play it all the time with my brother. He would be a mage and I was a warrior or archer, depending on my mood.

This was our strategy--I go in punching and kicking at everything in sight, Brother stands back and casts spells in an effort to keep me alive. :D

The Golden Eagle said...

I've never played a RPG--a lot of people seem to have fun with them, though. :D

M Pax said...

Those look like fun. I'll have to look into acquiring Diablo.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I've never done RPG games but everyone I know who does them encourages me to give them a try. You're the first writer I visited for the fest today who didn't say scrabble. LOL

Bryce Daniels said...

Don't know why I've never gotten into RPGs. Go figure, coming from a pseudonym. But your list, these sound COOL! Hummmmm.

BTW, GREAT looking blog. Love it.

li said...

I haven't played an RPG since D & D...and I'm afraid to start, because I'm pretty sure I'd become an addict eventually!

Jen Daiker said...

It's sad to say that I've not done any of these... I feel like I lost out in game world. What are you gonna do! Thanks for sharing!

Donna K. Weaver said...

My boys were crazy about FF, but my hubby and prefer ones like Gauntlet, Baldurs Gate, and Champions of Norrath.

Francine Howarth said...

Hi,

Thanks ever so for dropping by my blog.

I'm not familiar with any of these games, but they look like fun.:)

best
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Siv Maria said...

Can't say I know anything about these games, but it is nice to meet you!

The Words Crafter said...

If I played RPG's, Final Fantasy would be one of them. And maybe Diablo. They both just look so cool!

I've wanted to learn how to play parcheesi forever, too. Maybe one day....

Clarissa Draper said...

I have not played any of those games but they look like fun.

Susan Fields said...

Don't you hate when you buy something with a glitch like that? So frustrating!

These sound like fun games!

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

omg omg! OMG!!
I saw that first picture and FREAKED THE HELL OUT!!!
We have played Shining Force so many times we have literally lost count. We STILL play it to this day, and have conversations about epic battles and the time when two of our characters made it past the lazer eye when everyone else died and saved the whole game.
oh man, i totally need to go play it right now!

Simon Kewin said...

Yes, loved Diablo and the FFs. Never played Shining Force though. Thanks for educating me!

Stephen Tremp said...

I haven't played any of these games because I don't have an X Box or Playstation or Wii. I know I know, I need to get one. Its on my To Do List. But these games sound like a lot of fun to play!

Ellie Garratt said...

Mr. G loved the FF film. I wonder if I could tempt him into playing the games?

Great choices!

Ellie Garratt

K.C. Woolf said...

Diablo (well, Diablo II) is in my top 3 as well. :-)

I'm not really playing games at the moment, but when Diablo III comes out, I know I'll be there! :-)

Leovi said...

Very funny and interesting, but I like more traditional games where movement and movement is essential. Greetings.

Theresa Milstein said...

I don't know any of these. I avoid video games as a general rule. Too addicting!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Never played Final Fantasy - I was stuck with just an Atari until 1991!

Cheryl said...

OK I clearly have to get into RPGs now and I'm also starting to take an interest in sci-fi/fantasy fiction. Not sure where I found Alex J Cavanaugh but he's leading me to interesting places! Good to connect.

Lynda R Young said...

I LOVE diablo. I'm so looking forward to the release of Diablo 3

Arlee Bird said...

I've never played any RPG games and have never heard of any of these. Must be fun though.


Lee
Tossing It Out

intelclub said...

All these games are alien to me...he he he...:)

But it is nice knowing all these games Nicole through Alex' fun games!

Happy bloghopping!

And thanks for coming by!

Amity

Suze said...

'Game of chance, and yet strategy.'

I really like that.

aspiring_x said...

never played any of these, but jiminey! all these rpgs sound crazy fun! :)

T.D. McFrost said...

I love and have played all those games! YOU ARE MY KINDA GAL! Consider me a new acolyte!

So very nice to meet you. And, yes, Aion and League of Legends are games you would ABSOLUTELY adore! :D

Kittie Howard said...

I have friends who have a happy addiction to Diablo. I'm afraid to play - I can while away the hours at the computer!

Rosalind Adam said...

I've never played any of these games. They sound great fun but if I'm honest I prefer those old retro 'when I was a kid' games that I blogged about.

Christopher Hudson said...

Yeah, these are foreign to me as well ... the only computer game I'm familiar with involves a little dot bouncing back and forth on my tv screen ... but what you play as a kid stays with you!

Reid Kemper said...

Yes! Somebody else picked Final Fantasy VII. It's a great game and has a good ending. you should try to get a working version, but the game is pricey nowadays.

Shining Force also is and excellent RPG. Although I don't have time to play them anymore, too, I love RPG video games over others because of their stories.

Talli Roland said...

I don't know these games, but they look fun! Hope you had a good vacation!

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katsrus said...

My son is more into RPG's. I love watching him play. I am more of a puzzle type or funny games like Raving Rabbids from Wii. They sure have out done games since I was little and they came out with ping pong for your tv. LOL.
Sue B

Julie Musil said...

Those games sound like a lot of fun! It's nice that your sons aren't old enough to torture you with endless games of "Tiny Wings" or "Angry Birds." My sons are obsessed!

Heather Henry said...

I've never played RPG's, unless Donkey Kong Country counts. But I've watched plenty of them, my boys and hubby love them. They also love to play D&D and other Role Playing games. I love listening to them. It sounds like you have a fun list. I've only played Parcheesi once, it was great, I should get that one, I think it would be a fun family game. Gorgeous blog, by the way.

Nicki Elson said...

Hey, I'm going to shove several things off my plate this summer and FINALLY get started on my first ever RPG. :) KOTOR, so not quite fantasy, but perhaps this is just the beginning...

It was fun to get to see what you enjoy, and I'm so happy to be back looking at your beatiful, beautiful graphics here. Still the most gorgeous blog I've come across.

Kelly said...

I actually don't play any of these fantasy games but they sound fun! My hubby played some war computer RPG for a while but gave it up becase it took up too much time! It started with an E! I can't remember the name.

Powdered Toast Man said...

Nice pics. I know what it's like to have no time for blogging. I had full time classes and work. Real life gets in the way of blogging.

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Aubrie said...

Wow, look at all your comments! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

I got really into Starcraft: a sci fi war game. But my all time favorite is Scrabble.

I think I played Parcheesi a few times.

chibiaion said...

Great list there! FF7 and Diablo do really eat up my time making me play ungodly hours. :-) buy aion accounts