A Challenge From the Samurai: Find YOUR Game
The idea is simple. Just find the game that most perfectly symbolizes YOU.
What's up community? Now, I know it's been a while since I have really been able to contribute a good article on this website on my own, but I think I have stumbled upon a pretty cool idea.
About two days back, I was watching a video on Cinemasscre's YouTube channel when I stumbled upon the mention of an extraordinary game. In Mike Matei's Top Ten Countdown of the Most Underrated SNES titles, # 9 on the list was a game called Hagane , a bit cult classic about a cyborg, samurai,ninja warrior that resembles a cross between Darth Vader and Yoshimitsu from the Tekken series. Here's the video down below.
I was immediately intrigued, and I stormed the internet for more information about this awesome but underrated game and to see if I could get my hands on it.
The more and more I read about this game, the more and more I want it. Apparently, it's set in some awesome steam-punk enviorment, lies on the same difficulty as games like Ninja Gaiden, and grants you access to things like grenades and other futuristic weapons.
This guy looks like Darth Vader, wields a samurai sword, is a cyborg, and can even deliver deadly dragon punches! What kind of strange coincidence is this?! This guy practically looks identical to the image I associate with my own avatar, the Samuraispartan7000. He's a samurai, bears the traits of some of my favorite characters of all time, and he comes to occupy the vast realm of science fiction in which I come to adore over since my early years.
Hell, the game even came out on the same year I was born! Did God make this game just for me?! I must find out!!!!
So, while I continue on my mission to find one of the rare copies of Hagane: The Final Conclusion game for the SNES, I, the Supreme Samurai propose to you a challenge.
I want YOU to find a game that is... Well, YOU.
Not catching my drift? Okay let me explain. All that is required is for you to find a game, whose imagery, style, atmosphere, and personality is reflective of yourself. It can be a game whose world or characters closely represent your personality, your interests, hobbies, life history, and etc.
It doesn't have to be the best game you ever played. Just a game that feels like it was made from a piece of your soul...
Okay, I know that maybe a little too deep, but let me explain further.
This Hagane game seems like it posesses every little thing have come to love about the world. It's main character looks like Darth Vader, who is undoubtedly one of my biggest heroes (SITHS BITCHES!!!). Is set in a science fiction world which are the types of worlds that I am unquestionably the most interested in. Has a character reminscent of legendary samurai, in which I love studying as I like to explore the histroy of some of the world's most feared fighters. And it looks and plays similar to Ninja Gaiden, one of my favorite SNES era classics.
At this point, I know I am repeating myself, but it's all for the sake of understanding what I am getting at here.
If you choose to answer this challenge, I would like you to answer some of the following questions that explain why you think this game most closely represents you.
- The name of the game, the system that its on, and etc. (duh)
- How you came across the game
- Describe the game
- From an unbiased perspective, what do you think is the overall qulatiy of the game is?
- Why do you think other people should play it?
- (Most important question of all) How and why does this game represent you?
If you have any questions let me know.
And oh yeah. PLEASE SEND YOUR RESPONSES TO MY PM. I would hate for any heart felt response to become spoiled before I can even post the article.
Thanks for reading and stay screwy!
The samurai followed a set of policy that came to be known as bushido. While the samurai numbered less than 10% of Japan's inhabitants.
A samurai who detest fight and has not put his spirit in the correct put even while he has been born Samurai Swords in the residence of the soldier, should not be reckoned between one's retainers.
Just sent a response!
Just sent you my response. I doubt I'm spoiling much of it when I say part of it involves a trench coat.
yeah I own the game plus the box, though saddly I bought it from a Sona video that no longer stands so I cant help you there man. I was never aware its a rare game of sorts.
its kinda scary that the first game that popped into my head after reading this was Tecmo Deception
Luckily, there actually is a game like that for me. Already sent my entry. Good luck with everything.
chuck rock for the sega genesis. cause I'm an ugly stoner. either that or karnov..cause i'm a hot fat guy
So wait, you played Hagane?! Know where I can get it? For a decent price?...
I too was also super happy to see Mike Represent a number of great forgoten SNES games but I was blown away when he mentioned Hagane, the game that makes you a swiss army knife of cyborg Samurai death XD
if I had to pick a game that defiess me id go with Way of the Samurai 2 but Hagane would be a close second :3
I'd probably just say Pokemon but I think that I have a pretty good reasoning for it.
Might send an entrie in even though it`s a really tough question :D
Lol... This is hilarious. A post that took me no more than ten minutes to make get's front paged over my article about DB that took me at least FOUR HOURS to make! LOL!!!!
I'm trying way too hard...
That IS a tough question, because you usually want a game reflecting yourself to be GOOD in some way, if not have it be your favorite game altogether. I can see some people watching AVGN's episode of Lester the Unlikely and seeing a resemblance, but nobody wants to admit that, since the game blows. But the more I think about it, I'm starting to see games that were mediocre at first that are actually appealing.
Oh, this is a hard one.... Im really tempted to say Tales of Symphonia because A) it's my favorite game of all time and B) it actually changed my life (personal story, not telling) But i dont think it represents me.... I'll definitely try to PM you about this. I hope you get a lot of responses, and hope i can narrow it down enough to give you one :)