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Script's Spooky Halloween Quest


Hello there guys and gals, as you know we are in the spookiest month of the year, October. Halloween is near us, and I wanted to do something special to celebrate it. I have always wanted to do a "games quest" where I play and review some select games. This was inspired mainly by AVGN, this guy's quest to beat every NES game and of course, our very own Lil' Pumpy's series retrospectives.

So, the gist of this particular quest is to play Halloween-related games. I chose 5 games that I never completed, and I plan to beat and write a blog for each one with my thoughts about them.

Also, I would like YOU to participate in the fun! Do your own quest, preferably Halloween-themed, with the format, rules and games you like. The idea is just to have fun revisiting games you love or clearing a bit of your backlog. I would genuinely love to read your blogs.

Anyway, here is my list:

American McGee's Alice HD


I was first introduced to this game when a friend showed it to me at his house. I still remember the opening cutscene where Alice goes to a asylum after a fire burns her house and kills her parents. Seems pretty cliché now, but it was easy to leave an impression on me. The game's title screen still bothers me, though. Those insane eyes and cut wrists!
But I am actually looking forward to tackle this game. Despite not being a fan of horror, I have always been interested in playing this one because of it's twisted take on the well-known children story.

COMPLETED!


Castlevania


There's few games more appropriate for a Halloween-themed quest than Castlevania. You've got Dracula, Frankenstein and even the Grim Reaper starring in this classic game.
I never played it and I don't have any personal story with this franchise, but I've been very interested in retro games this year, and especially in the original Castlevania games recently thanks to the AVGN's videos about them.


Folklore


Do you know those games that you are really enjoying but for some reason you just stop playing them? That's my story with Folklore. This one has been in my backlog for years, and I don't know why, but I just never got back to it. I think it's the perfect time to finally sit down and play it to the end, as Folklore's world can be very Halloweeny. Yeah, I just invented that word.


The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask


Ah, Majora's Mask. Probably the most polarizing of the Zelda games. Yes, many people praise it as one of the best Zelda games, especially here on Dtoid, but I have seen just as many people bashing the game for it's flaws. Whatever your opinion of Majora's Mask is, you have to agree that it is an interesting game, and very appropriate for this quest.
I never managed to play it as a kid because my parents refused to buy the necessary and expensive expansion pak, but thanks to modern technology I can now easily access it. I have already played quite a lot of it, but I have yet to finish it, so this will be a great opportunity to do so!


Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon


I bought this game very recently, and again, what a perfect time to play it! It already made me smile multiple times with it's charm, and since I barely played the original game the experience is completely fresh to me. There are some things that bother me though, but I will elaborate on that when the time is right. I can't wait to dive in this quest!

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Mini FAQ:
Q: This isn't really spooky, why didn't you choose game "x"?
A: Like I said before, I am not really a fan of horror entertainment. I decided to choose games that I am genuinely excited to play but that still has some link to Halloween. Also, I used "spooky" in the title because I like Halloweeny adjectives.

Q: Why do you suck at writing?
A: Well, English is not my native language and this is my first blog. I know I make a lot of grammar mistakes and my writing can be weird, but I have been holding off on writing blogs for too long. I have got to begin somewhere, right?

Q: I don't like you!
A: :(
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So there you have it, folks. I don't really have a schedule but I will try to beat them all before Halloween, so drop by from time to time. I hope you will consider doing a quest of your own, you have at least one guaranteed reader!

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