30 Days of Gaming : Day 16

Half down! Only 15 more days to go now, so I've re-vamped the title banners to celebrate. :3 
  

 My serious face.
I was thinking pretty hard about this one, since I wasn't sure if I should go by best cinematics (In which case, Blizzard would of won. Duh.) or by best "this-halts-gameplay-to-progress-the-story" type of cutscene. I chose the latter, considering the title made more sense to me that way. Once that was settled, I had an even longer internal conflict about which should win-- Mass Effect 2 or Dragon Age II?  
 
Mass Effect 2 has the genius addition of the Interrupt system but Dragon Age II's dialogue wheel and writing is so much better... And after much thought, I ended up giving it to DAII thanks to me realizing just how great of a character Hawke is. At least, my Hawke.  
 
Though the category is about cutscenes, the interactive dialogue sequences and the interludes between Varric and the Chantry Seeker easily take it for me. Mass Effect 1 and 2 has some incredible scenes in it that I still remember as vividly as when playing through it, but the framed narrative in Dragon Age II, as well as all the regular conversation stuff, is so perfectly executed that I can't help but side with it. You can check Day 15 (link below) for my complete thoughts on Dragon Age II and why I love the narrative in it so much. There are more "cutscene"-like games that I could of given this to but any opportunity for me to praise the game's narrative paces and devices is one I will take. 
 

Days of Gaming Recap!

Feb 13th, 2011 - Day 1: Your Very First Videogame
Feb 14th, 2011 - Day 2: Your Favorite Character 
Feb 15th, 2011 - Day 3: A Game That Is Underrated   
Feb 16th, 2011 - Day 4: Your Guilty-Pleasure Game     
Feb 17th, 2011 - Day 5: Game Character You Wish You Were  
Feb 18th, 2011 - Day 6: Most Annoying Character
Feb 19th, 2011 - Day 7: Favorite Game Couple    
Feb 20th, 2011 - Day 8: Best Soundtrack  
Feb 23rd, 2011 - Day 9: Saddest Game Scene  
Feb 26th, 2011 - Day 10: Best Gameplay (Part 1)  
March 11th, 2011 - Day 10: Best Gameplay (Part 2)    
March 12th, 2011 - Day 11: Gaming System of Choice    
March 13th, 2011 - Day 12: Game Everyone Should Play  
March 15th, 2011 - Day 13: Game You've Played Over Five Times   
March 16th, 2011 - Day 14: Current Gaming Wallpaper   
March 17th, 2011 - Day 15: Game You're Currently Playing
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Posted by aurahack

Half down! Only 15 more days to go now, so I've re-vamped the title banners to celebrate. :3 
  

 My serious face.
I was thinking pretty hard about this one, since I wasn't sure if I should go by best cinematics (In which case, Blizzard would of won. Duh.) or by best "this-halts-gameplay-to-progress-the-story" type of cutscene. I chose the latter, considering the title made more sense to me that way. Once that was settled, I had an even longer internal conflict about which should win-- Mass Effect 2 or Dragon Age II?  
 
Mass Effect 2 has the genius addition of the Interrupt system but Dragon Age II's dialogue wheel and writing is so much better... And after much thought, I ended up giving it to DAII thanks to me realizing just how great of a character Hawke is. At least, my Hawke.  
 
Though the category is about cutscenes, the interactive dialogue sequences and the interludes between Varric and the Chantry Seeker easily take it for me. Mass Effect 1 and 2 has some incredible scenes in it that I still remember as vividly as when playing through it, but the framed narrative in Dragon Age II, as well as all the regular conversation stuff, is so perfectly executed that I can't help but side with it. You can check Day 15 (link below) for my complete thoughts on Dragon Age II and why I love the narrative in it so much. There are more "cutscene"-like games that I could of given this to but any opportunity for me to praise the game's narrative paces and devices is one I will take. 
 

Days of Gaming Recap!

Feb 13th, 2011 - Day 1: Your Very First Videogame
Feb 14th, 2011 - Day 2: Your Favorite Character 
Feb 15th, 2011 - Day 3: A Game That Is Underrated   
Feb 16th, 2011 - Day 4: Your Guilty-Pleasure Game     
Feb 17th, 2011 - Day 5: Game Character You Wish You Were  
Feb 18th, 2011 - Day 6: Most Annoying Character
Feb 19th, 2011 - Day 7: Favorite Game Couple    
Feb 20th, 2011 - Day 8: Best Soundtrack  
Feb 23rd, 2011 - Day 9: Saddest Game Scene  
Feb 26th, 2011 - Day 10: Best Gameplay (Part 1)  
March 11th, 2011 - Day 10: Best Gameplay (Part 2)    
March 12th, 2011 - Day 11: Gaming System of Choice    
March 13th, 2011 - Day 12: Game Everyone Should Play  
March 15th, 2011 - Day 13: Game You've Played Over Five Times   
March 16th, 2011 - Day 14: Current Gaming Wallpaper   
March 17th, 2011 - Day 15: Game You're Currently Playing
Posted by JJWeatherman

Nice. Yet another reason to play DA2! 
 
Damn you and your perfectly simple and awesome banners. I've been working on my own recently.

Posted by hondorondo

Why are there so few Quick-looks recently? All in all I think the whole last year was quite low on Quick-looks!

Posted by Video_Game_King
@hondorondo said:
" Why are there so few Quick-looks recently? All in all I think the whole last year was quite low on Quick-looks! "
Wasn't there some guy who mathematically proved that there were just as many Quick Looks as before? As for recently, I'm guessing that it's all the conventions and stuff.
 
Oh, cutscenes? Does that video game thing in Fragile Dreams count? I love how it tries to make speedrunners feel depressed.