Currently I’ve been fighting a nasty cold and haven’t felt like doing much of anything. I have gotten to invest a few hours into Plant vs Zombie GW2, and I’m enjoying it so far, my only issue is that the plant side feels overpowered, especially the new Rose class. Even thought the new classes are great, I find myself returning to the Cactus.
Forgive the cruddy quality. I took a picture with my android tablet. I am out of town but wanted to continue drawing the characters on weekdays. Being the genius that I am, I brought the wacom tablet with me but forgot the freaking pen. So I sketched this on paper. I spent around 15 mins on this, granted he needs more work done. I deviated a bit from the ref image this time. I was in a November mood so I gave him facial hair.
Daily Doodle for Mon and Tues. I I haven’t drawn a dragon recently so I thought I would do one from my imagination. I usually do a new doodle every day but I couldn’t keep awake last night and wanted to practice mark making, so I continued to mess around with it. 45 minutes to a hour
A monster doodle that I dilly dallied too long with. I didn’t get nearly as far as I hoped. because of this I didn’t get to work on the values, so it looks flat 😦 The design reminds me of something that would fit in Shadow of the Colossus. I’m disappointed with it but feel I learned something so I’m happy.
These are the games that I love and had a great impact on me. These are games that I have played many times (It is extremely rare I will play a game more then once). Feel free to recommend to me any awesome games in the comments section. Please don’t ask me why I didn’t put ‘your favorite game’ on this list but feel free to recommend the game to check out.
Also forgive my crazy grammar and lousy journalism. I’m an artist, not a novelist. I am also tired. I will learn English one day. This list will be updated when I learn to read.
So let’s start the countdown:
11- The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind
Fantastic world design, and a deep leveling system made this game a addiction! I got to play as a scaly lizard, few RPGs give you that option.
10- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
Long before Elders Scrolls, this was the first action RPGs that made me feel like I was exploring a world. The ‘Dark World” was a pleasant surprise. I’m certain there is a dragon in there somewhere..
9- Super Metroid
I love open games that let me explore, Metroid was one of the first to get me addicted to ‘metroidvania’ genre. It also has Ripley in it, a space dragon.. don’t say anything..
8-Final Fantasy X
I was torn between which FF game to add to this list but Final Fantasy X won out with it’s fantastic story and ‘sphere’ like leveling system. The soundtrack still haunts my soul. It also has dragons in it (I am sensing a pattern)
Deus Ex was the first shooter that made me realize a shooter can be deep and more the just putting bullets into everything. (I want dragons!)
Has one of the greatest plot twists in any video game. My mouth dropped to the floor. (Wheres the dragons?!)
5-Amnesia: The Dark Decent
One the few games that truly terrorized me. The face of the monster is so horrifying I will never get it out of my cranium. (There is no dragons in it, disappointing… This joke is starting to dragon..)
4- Super Mario Kart
Mode 7 never looked so good. I can still eat ‘Rainbow Road’ for breakfast. (Bowser is kinda a dragon turtle thing..)
3- Dark Souls
Brutal but fair, a fantastic game that acutely improves your gaming skills You will die a lot but it is far from impossible. I’ve Beat it twice so far. I still use Mega Ornstine’s name as a swear word. (ps: it has a dragon it. Note to self: seek medical help)
2- Chrono Trigger
A great story with fantastic music, and a cast of characters you actually gave a damn about. To bad they botched the series with the sequel. (Here be dragons!)
1- Shadow of the Colossus
A deep emotional game with fantastic atmosphere. The more colossi you kill, the more you question if you are doing the right thing. The game fills you with guilt from slaying these majestic beasts. If you don’t feel guilty killing the 13th colossus, you have no soul. The music is truly haunting. I’ve played this game at least 10 times, I still feel guilty killing the Colossi to this day. I still hate the @#$# horse. (If there was a dragon in it, I would pay it to eat the horse) AGRO!!!!!!!
Honorable Mentions of commercial games that I think are fantastic:
Dark Souls II – If Demon Souls and Darks Souls had a baby – This would be it’s offspring.
Metal Gear Solid – A ‘solid’ entry in the series. derp derp.
Kings Field VI (A 3d Dark Souls no one has ever played)
Silent Hill 2 – Men with Pyramid heads scare me
ICO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – It’s like shadow of the Colossus.. minus the colossus…
Half Life – The Freeman will save us all!
Devil May Cry – Dante might not cry but you will.
Final Fantasy 6 – Still better then FF7
Final Fantasy 9 – Its like six but it’s nine!
Final Fantasy 7 (PS1 version) – I love it but it’s still insanely overrated.
Dragon Quest (It has dragons in it YAY!)
Portal – The cake is truth.
Castlevania : Symphony of the Night -One castlevainia to rule them all!!
The Dark Spire – A love letter to Wizardy
Chrono Cross (A love-hate relationship)
Braid – Your a monster!
Limbo – Doing silhouettes before silhouettes where cool
Resident Evil 4 – Fantastic game, made the GameCube worth buying… what!? they have a PS2 version as well?! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!
Halo 3 – Only because JD will kill me if I do not list it here.
Halo 3 ODST – A Hub based Halo!? Someone pinch me! I must be dreaming!
Metroid Prime Trilogy – Metroidvaina in 3d
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon – A rouge-like Pokemon. Sign me up!
Wizardry 5 (SNES) – This game still drives me crazy
Mega Man Legends 2 – Hey! There is Metroidvaina in my Mega Man!
Skyrim – I only like it because it has dragons in it… Seriously.
Omimusha: Warlords – the ending was ‘eye popping!’ lol!
Super Hexagon – Dark Souls: Arcade edition
Kings Quest 4 – when point and click adventures where for manly men (and women)
Wolfenstine 3D – Basically Doom.
The Secret of Monkey Island – I miss Lucasarts 😦 Curse you Disney!
Commercial Games I do not like:
The Call of Duty games – Gives ‘repetition’ and ‘hand holding’ a new meaning. Multiplayer is fun though.
Any mobile game made by EA – Lets just hope your not a whale.
Halo 1,2, and 4 -So sue me fan boys.
GTA 3 and GTA 4 – How can ‘perfection’ be so boring?
Final Fantasy 7 (PC)- I was unfortunate enough to buy the PC version, it is a buggy mess. It’s nice to see Square Enix care about it’s PC fans (Sarcasm). Still leaves a sour taste in my mouth
Every Angry Birds sequel – The casual Call of Duty. It’s a shame Angry Birds is a one trick pony.
It’s a me a Mario! Mario was one of my heroes when I was a kid. I have no clue why. As part of my ‘draw popular characters in my own style’ project, I thought it would be fitting to do a honorary doodle of Mario. I know that the new Mario Kart 8 is out. I don’t have a Wii U. My friend does, he is addicted. I LOVE YOU DAN!!