An honorable mention for favorite video game for me is called Super Smash Bros. Super Smash Bros was part of the Nintendo series. This was one of the first games I actually got for the 64 game console. This and Pokémon Snap were my first 2 games I received for the console. I fell in love with this game because it was so cool how it was put together. Never before have I ever played a game when you be a character associated with a series and battle each other. Characters such as Yoshi and Kirby were on it. It was all Nintendo characters. Others are ones such as Donkey Kong and Bowser and of course Mario. My favorite however was Yoshi. Why I loved Yoshi was because of the moves he was given for the game. One move I actually liked the most was the rolling egg you could get into. This move was one that would make everyone mad. It would make people mad because they could be in a battle with someone and then all of a sudden they are going up in the air. The best move though by him was when he would swallow someone. When Yoshi would swallow someone they would come out of his butt like an egg. This move would be very useful if someone was beating you up bad. One thing that this game had that was cool though was the extra game modes you could do. I remember at the end of the story mode and always fighting a huge white glove hand. This was a weird boss but a very cool one to fight because of the cool moves it had. One of the moves I remember was when it would shot bullets out of its fingers. The best part however about this game was the extra characters you could unlock during this game. One I remember unlocking the most who became one of my favorites on the next editions was Captain America. Captain America became an original character after this game, but in this one you had to unlock him. The Falcon punch was one of the coolest moves I have ever seen on the game. One punch from this guy and the person would be flying out of the map. This game definitely could be in the top 5 of my favorite games. However I never really played it as much as when I did on the 64. That is the reason why I think it is only an honorable mention.
This is a random blog that I am writing about, however it needs to be done. On this day I was told I was going to graduate. I was told today that as of right now I am on track to graduate in a couple of weeks. This is something that I have never thought about. Before coming to Muskingum University I never even thought about college. Now look at me now. I am about to be a graduate of Muskingum University. I am about to be graduated with a Criminal Justice Bachelor’s degree. I also will hold two minors as well. The two minors I will hold will be sociology and also political science. This is a big accomplishment for me because I never thought I would be able to accomplish this goal. I hated school more than anything in high school. However I have fought it and won. Another reason why graduating is important to me is because of my mother. My mother passed away this past year and there is nothing more she wanted than for her youngest son to graduate college. Hearing that I will graduate in December is something that is really important to me because of this. Not only is it important for me to do this for my mom, but it is also important for me to do this for myself. This is the best route I could have picked for me to start my life. I have enjoyed all four and a half years here. I had my ups and downs and everything but I persevered. Not only will I be a graduate of Muskingum University, I will also be a part of something even bigger. I am also a part of a fraternity on campus named Ulster. When I joined this frat I knew only a select view people on campus. However after joining I meet so many new people. After these four years I will have brothers for the rest of my life. If I didn’t join this frat I would have never made it through these four years on campus. After graduating here I want to pursue a career in the criminal justice field. I am not sure what job specifically I want to go into, but I do know I want to do something with criminal justice. Whatever comes into my life I am sure I will enjoy. Being here has really set me up for a good future!
This game is one that will always be considered my all-time favorite. This game is also a part of the Xbox series. This game is called Halo 2. Before this game however the one that got my attention was Halo 1. This is the game that got me into online play the most. Before this game I have never played online. I remember being in high school and not having live. However my friend in math class one day influenced me to get it. His name was Joe Wheeler. Once I got it I never put it down. I remember after every football game on a Friday night I would be at Joe’s house playing this game. Anytime I came over it was always two mountain dew codereds and a big bag of combos. One of the first things that I liked a lot about this game was the ranking system it had. This game in my mind had one of the best ranking systems of all time. It was a number ranked version in which the better you were, the better players you play. It was on a scale of 1 to 50 with 50 being the highest you could go. If you were ranked over 35, you were really good. The highest I ever got up to was level 33. I remember finally reaching this goal after about a year of playing it non stop. One of the best things however about this game was the maps it included in it. The one map that was the best however was the one named Lockout. Lockout will forever be one of my favorite maps. Even the newer halos have no maps that touch this one. They actually redid this map on the newer ones a couple of times. One is called blackout on Halo Reach. This map is one that is with snow falling and it included good weapons such as the sword and shotgun and sniper. Another cool thing was the super bouncing you could do. Super bouncing was something you could do to get out of the map. This was cool because during snipers it made you hard to hit. They were also just fun to run around and just find them. There were many of these things put into the game. This game is always going to be my favorite game of all time and I will always be willing to link it up with someone and play it.
My number 2 video game is why I fell in love with the COD series. This game is part of the Xbox 360 series. This games name is actually Call of Duty 4. This game was developed by the company named Infinity Ward. Call of Duty 4 was one of the first multi-player games I actually ever played that was first person shooter. Besides the Halo series I never really played first person shooter games. Well actually I played Golden Eye for the 64 but nothing other than this. This game had so many awesome things that I loved about it. I fell in love with this game because it was one of the first to be considered modern warfare. Most war games before this were always about one of the world wars or even some during Vietnam. However this was modern. This game introduced so many new things as well. It incorporated guns that were actually a little more modern as well. This is what made it really fun. The Barrett 50 was probably my favorite. This was one of the many new snipers it put onto the game. COD4 also had many maps that were perfect for any game style on the game. The one that I enjoyed the most on this game was the one named Crossfire. Crossfire is one that I fell in love with quick. It was the perfect combination of being big enough to hide, and also the combination of being the perfect run and gun style. Most of the maps on this game were like this except for one named Shipment. Shipment was one of the smallest maps ever created by Infinity Ward. This was one of the first games I ever played online as well. Before this game I never really enjoyed playing online. I was more of a story mode kind of guy. However this game was different. This game to me was just so fascinating. Because of the online play I actually got into game battles as well. I remember joining a clan and actually battling other clans online. It kept record of your kills and everything online. It was pretty cool all the stuff that it kept and showed people online. This game will always be considered to be one of my favorites. It will always be the one COD that I think is the best. All of the other ones to me were just mediocre.
My number 3 favorite game is one that I will never forget. It too was part of the Nintendo series just like Diddy Kong’s Racing was. This games name is WWF No Mercy. This game drew my attention because of the interest I had in wrestling. I had always been a big wrestling fan before this game came out and was always playing the original games that wrestling had. However this game was the one that I fell in love with the most. It was one of the first that I had played all the time. This game came out during the time I actually watched wrestling the most as well. Wrestlers such as the Rock and Stone Cold were very popular during this time. The attitude era of wrestling was at the highlight of the era. This game came out in 2000 which was when I was about 10 years old. This game was very cool to me because of the new things you could do in this game. One of the first things I noticed about this game that separated it from the other ones was the new customizable moves you could use. Many of the moves that were incorporated into this game had never been put into a wrestling game. Another cool thing about this game was the new attires that you could get while playing the game. For some characters it was cool. Some of the characters were actually given multiple attires. This was something that I loved because I always wore something different. The story mode put into this game was amazing. Every single belt you could win in this game was subject to a different story mode. No matter what character you used you could win any belt. Another interesting thing about this game was the branches that you could follow if you lost in career mode. Before this game, wrestling games mostly just made you retry the match. In this game however you could actually branch off if you lost in a match and go in another story line. The new matches were also something awesome. You could finally perform in a ladders match. Ladder matches were my favorite one. Besides that you could also do the royal rumble and unlock characters. New characters would come out and you would have to eliminate them to get them. This game will forever be one of my favorites!
Let me start by mentioning that this is one of my favorite systems that this game is a part of. The system that this game belongs to is the Nintendo 64. The Nintendo 64 was probably one of the consoles that got me into games the most. I remember it being Christmas when I had it bought by my parents. All of my friends in the neighborhood had either an Nintendo or a Ps2. I did not care which one I got from my parents but one of them I needed for Christmas. When coming out of my room and seeing it I fell in love. The console was a great console with some legendary games that were a part of it. The game that is my number 5 favorite game is Diddy Kong’s Racing. At this time a lot of people were obsessed with Mario Cart. However I fell in love with Diddy Kong’s Racing instead. This game caught my attention because of the many things you could do it. This game had many type of cars to use. I remember using a big tube driving around and racing in it. Another thing that drew my attention to this game was the characters. I do think that Mario Cart had some good ones but in my mind I think this game had better ones. My favorite character to use in this game was the one named Banjo. Banjo was a big ol bear. He was from the game called Banjo Kazooie. This game was also a part of the Nintendo 64 series. I also liked this game because of the adventure mode you could do. You could drive in either a hovercraft or an airplane. It was pretty cool. One thing that I will not forget is the many cheats it involved during the races as well. Just like any other game, this game was full of cheats. I remember one in particular the best. One race your driving all around a mountain the entire race. About right in the middle of this race you go around and if you turn left at the right time you start going right through the mountain. Why this is really cool to me is because it showed that the creators of this game wanted to make it interesting. This game will forever be one of my favorites of the 64. This game is one of the first ones that i ever got into and loved. Well done Diddy Kong’s Racing!
This console is the one that made a bunch of buzz when it came out. This game console has many big name series that it claimed. This console is also the one that introduced to me to another one of my favorite game of Halo. However this post is not about the game of Halo. This post is about the game of NCAA Football 2003. This is a sports game for the console of the Xbox. This game was the one that drew me into sports game. This was the college football one instead of the Madden series that most other people are more interested in. One thing that drew me into this game was the dynasty mode. Dynasty mode really wasn’t incorporated in college games at this time. However it was awesome during this game. One thing that was really interesting about this about this dynasty mode was that you could use your create a team. Create a team had never been on one of these games before. Using your team in a dynasty mode was something that I played nonstop when I was young. I really enjoyed this game a lot because of the new create a team you could do. There was many thing you could do with create a team as well. One thing that was awesome that I did a lot was create many different uniforms for my team. My favorite colors were black and red definitely. Another thing you could do that I thought was pretty cool at the time was the many different types of teams you could pick. Names included one such as cupcake and average and even juggernaut. One small thing that was pretty cool about this game was the new cheerleaders that they put in it lol. This was the first game that actually did this in college ones. You could also red shirt players for one of the first times to. Red shirting was something that was pretty cool cause in dynasty mode this could help out after about 4 or 5 years into a characters career. I think my favorite thing however about this game was the many new fight songs it put in. Every single team on the game had their own. It was pretty nifty listening to your favorite teams fight song when you were in the loading screen and such. This game was definitely one of the first one I got into when it comes to sports games. I loved this one for sure.