Welcome to Britt5091: Origins, where I dig up old blog posts I used to write for IGN’s community under the username Britt5091. Some posts may make you giggle, some may make your eyes bleed, and some may make you stroke your beard in a pensive manner. All you need to know is that these posts, no matter how terrible some of them may be, ultimately lead to everything I do now.
My *gaming* guilty pleasure
July 15, 2009
I love my FPS, RPGs and Action games as much as the next gamer. But don’t we all have that one guilty pleasure? That ONE game we like to close the blinds when we play?
Well folks, here’s mine.
The Harvest Moon franchise has to be my guiltiest pleasure by far. Ever since I played it for the SNES in ‘96 I was hooked on the simple concept:
Buy seed. Water seed. Get livestock. Feed livestock. Go to festivals. Chop wood. Upgrade your house. Woo the women. Boink them and reproduce. Save the farm. Repeat.
What the hell is it about this game that is so addictive??? Generally I’m attracted to crazy deep storylines and well rounded, dynamic characters. Obviously HM lacks in this department. Calling it repetitive would be an understatement, and I’ve noticed the review scores have been dipping lower and lower with every new release.
But alas, find myself playing it over, and over, and over again, until I burn myself out (which usually happens right after my kid is hatched). Then by the time the latest installment comes out of the woodworks, I’m ready for it. Rinse, recycle, repeat, and that is my love affair with HM.
And in unrelated news?
I’ve had my tat for almost 2 months now (got it right before I started blogging) and sometimes it still itches like HELL. Like I want to rip my skin off itch. Isn’t that supposed to be gone by now? Arrrgghh >_< Anyway, you’re a bunch of smart cookies, you know how this works. I’ve shared mine. What’s your favorite closet game? You know you have one. We promise not to laugh [face_wink]
EDIT: I’ve got it. Natsume needs to make the next HM game entitled: Harvest Moon: Slaughterhouse. You have two years to stockpile as many crops and livestock as you can before a massive storm hits and wipes everything out. It’s then your job to use everything you’ve been saving to feed the entire village. Of course, crops won’t last that long and you’ll eventually have to turn to your livestock. You’ll really Save the Homeland then, won’t you? Ba da bing, ba da boom. Done.
Ah, Harvest Moon. My guiltiest of guilty pleasures.
Actually, no. That’s not true. My guiltiest guilty pleasure is to watch trashy reality television while eating snackery WHILE have my ass plopped on a couch. Yeah. That’s the good life. But this post was originally about my “*gaming*” guilty pleasure, wasn’t it?
It’s weird to think of Harvest Moon as being a guilty pleasure, but I suppose it could be classified as such. Then again, because I’m a female and love wooing…women and impregnating…them it’s…okay? Wow, that totally did not come out like I thought it would.
I’m leaving it at this: I love farm animals.
I don’t care if that answers whatever question you may have or whether or not it’s relevant. I love farm animals and that’s my excuse for everything.