Admit it. We’ve all been there. You buy a game online because you’re too embarrassed to walk into a GameStop to buy the physical copy. It’s a matter of a game that you know you’re not supposed to like but the blatant fact of the matter is you do. By golly, you do! You don’t care if it’s critically panned! You don’t care if it’s way too kiddie! You don’t care if everyone you know hates it! You don’t care if it’s broken or has terrible gameplay! You love it, you love it, and you love it. So then…
“What is your Favorite Guilty Pleasure Game?“
The Timely Mage
Broforce. I’m usually not a dude-bro kinda guy but that game is so far past the line it went full circle back to awesome.
The Black Humor Mage
Have you ever felt so ashamed of something that you cringe thinking about it? We all have something like that. When it comes to video games, the game I look back on as a guilty pleasure is DC Universe Online. I feel ashamed for even playing an MMO, and you all should too. I remember playing this game and thinking how boring it was, how repetitive it was, what a waste of time it was, and yet I still kept coming back. The prospect of leveling up and getting that armor piece or weapon that would complete the look of my DC inspired character reeled me in. It also had a lot to do with the consistent Skype calling from our own Well-Red Mage. It’s fun playing games with friends so I was always up for it, even though some days I did it begrudgingly. Then there were the horrible people you would run into online. We would meet some of the most wretched, vile human beings on here. I hated running into them, but at the same time I loved just messing with them. I was no better than them. This game turned me into a monster. I loved it. I hated it. Now that I have stopped playing DCUO, my life can know peace.
The Rage Mage
Hatoful Boyfriend. I thought it was “Hateful Boyfriend” when I bought it. Right up my alley… How wrong I was. Several years of addiction, rehab and trips to the ER for self-inflicted blunt force trauma later and the pigeon-dating-sim remains a PTSD fantasy that lulls me to sleep through the constant heart attacks and aneurysms. I at least learned the value of fighting in the nude.
The Green Screen Mage
Sonic Adventure 2. The Chao Gardens okay!!! They’re just so freakin’ cute! My little angel Chao was such a badass. She made all the other Chao’s cry during the races.
The White Out Mage
I absolutely adore the vacuum Robin suits on Lego Batman, and I could spend all day just cleaning up those red, yellow and green Lego pieces. I guess if I were to admit to a true gamer that I love the Lego games I’d probably be really embarrassed. My defense is: “Nothing beats cleaning up the streets of Gotham”! There’s just something really satisfying about cleaning up a filthy room!
The Well-Red Mage
Thanks for the shout out, Black Humor! Now for my confession… I’m a closet fan of Harvest Moon games. I’ve played almost all of them since my first introduction to Harvest Moon 64. I even got into Rune Factory: Frontier and the sequel Tides of Destiny after exhausting the other Harvest Moons. At least those had dungeon crawling. Friends of Mineral Town represented an entire year of my life. It was hard to reconcile my obviously rugged masculinity with playing a chibi-sim about getting married and feeding cute animals, but hey, those games are hideously addicting! They’re not exactly games I’ll brag about playing, especially if we start to talk about the Wii games like Animal Circus… Don’t hate.