Oh no. Not again.

Back in September I was nominated by Dan of Indiecator for another Mystery Blogger award, so here we are. He writes primarily about indie games and reviews them at a regular clip. Check out his stuff here.

On a personal note, I find tags where I must share personal information rather difficult. Because I’m not interesting. Or am I? Regardless, thank you for the tag Dan.

Here we go.

Da Rules:

1. Thank the blogger and link to them
2. Tell your readers three things about yourself
3. Answer five questions from the nominator
4. Nominate 10 to 20 no one this time
5. Share the link to your best post

Trimmed down the rules a bit, and skipping the nominations this time because half the time people don’t reply to tags anyway.

Three Things About Frosti

I didn’t always play “hard” games

You know how the #ProGamerSquad repeatedly posts sexist comments about how women who only play Animal Crossing, Pokémon, and Harvest Moon aren’t real gamers? A decade ago I would have fallen into that camp, sans the woman part. I spent a lot of time throughout high school only playing Pokémon and the odd other Nintendo title while also playing casual browser games. I hadn’t even attempted playing a game on hard until I signed up for Steam and got into a short stint of achievement hunting.

The reason for all of this is that I enjoy fundamentally simple games. I like simplicity because it makes playing the game easy. I also like depth so that I can spent a very long time slowly submerging into more and more of a game when I decide I enjoy playing it. That’s not to say that Animal Crossing or Pokémon are deep (they aren’t), but when I was younger I enjoyed slowly uncovering each of the layers that those games had (EVs, IVs, time based events, HRA scoring, etc).

I never really thought about it, but that is probably why I enjoy Mario so much. Those games can be played very slow and basic, or fast and loose: the player is in full control of difficulty. And it should go without saying, but that is also why I am presently the appointed leader of the rogue-like cult.

I dislike sleeping

If I could, I wouldn’t sleep. I think it is a waste of time. Unfortunately, I am a human and therefore I need to sleep every single day. What’s worse is that as I approach thirty I am finding I need both a consistent sleeping schedule and a set amount of the ruddy stuff otherwise my entire day is thrown off. Stupid sleep.

I still don’t understand how to use Twitter

I’ve been on the service for three years now and I still don’t understand how it works. What the hell is the difference between a retweet and a quote retweet? What is the trending tab? Why is everyone always so angry? No sense does make.

Questions from Dan

You have to ban one game for eternity. This game shall never be played or watched again and nobody is allowed to talk about it. Which game do you pick?

These kinds of questions are always tough because I have a hard time narrowing the list down to just one. If you put a gun to my head though? Wuppo. Fuck that game.

How was your day? What have you been up to? Hope you’re well.

Well at the time of writing I had the week off and this will be my last vacation day, so…fine I guess? I don’t feel like I had a very restful vacation is the problem. I’ve been really listless lately and I don’t have any idea why.

If you could take any vehicle/plane/etc. from any game/show/book/whatever to use in our world, what would you pick and where would you go?

Dr Eggman’s hovering egg shaped mech thing. From what I’ve seen it is capable of taking on any number of extra modifications and also it flies. From a practicality standpoint it would be quite useful.

This one’s weird! It’s not a question… it’s an answer! “No, but the raisins certainly belong to this office.” – Find the question that this answer answers!

Do we have an chocolate chips in stock for the latest batch of muffins?

What’s your favourite Indie title that you personally love that nobody seems to know?

Fantasy Strike

Va-11 Hall-A.

I have talked about it before and I know that AK has also played and enjoyed it, but Va-11 Hall-A is one that I don’t see get nearly as much credit as I think it is due. I’m not sure if that is because of the lower production values when compared against other story driven games, or because no one knows it exists but more people should play Va-11 Hall-A.

The Best Things I’ve Written (recently)

As I said above, no questions or nominations this time. I have a few more award posts backlogged so if you’d like to be nominated for one of those contact me here, or through some other channel. These kinds of posts can be a great way to get your brain thinking for posts if you’ve got a chronic case of writers block.

Until next time, thanks for reading.