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31 Days: Day 17 - A kingdom of Caps

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There are few games that I can think of that carry as much variety as Mario game, especially the 3D games. One level could have you swimming the depths of an alcove in the sea, another will have you running and jumping across pits of lava. Each level has a theme and they never feel repetitive. So Today I’ve picked a song from their latest installment:

 

 

Bonneton (Cap Kingdom): Super Mario Odyssey

I absolutely adored this game. It just felt like a big step forward for 3D Mario games and it really brought the world of Mario to life. As for why I chose Bonneton specifically… it has no real competition in this game. There aren’t really any spooky or otherwise horror themed worlds (there aren’t even any Boo’s) and the closest kingdom thematically is Bonneton. This doesn’t mean it isn’t good though. The music and look have a really strong “Nightmare before Christmas vibe”. Overall Bonneton is a fun theme that celebrates horror or spookiness without being scary, and that’s why I chose it.

 

 

As much as I enjoy getting scared there is a certain energy and pleasure that comes with the celebration of horror that also makes me happy. It’s like going to a Harvest Festival or spending the night outside with friends legally extorting the elderly for candy (read: Trick or Treating /joke/). Simply put it’s fun, and I feel it’s important to enjoy these moments too.

Even within horror related content it isn’t always an onslaught of terror. Familiarity does breed contempt as well as boredom so it’s important to have some down time every now and again. In many ways these light playful celebratory moments give us a reprieve from the frights we seek, so that we can appreciate them even more when do do find them.

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About Agent9one of us since 12:45 PM on 04.13.2010

Who is Agent9? The not so secret agent of the destructoid community.



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A Few things about me
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- I'm almost finished with my degree in computer science and I plan on going into independent development and freelancing once I'm done.

- I can be very cynical, but I do try to be positive or curb my negativity. In spite of this I'm actually very jovial in person and I don't get mad often. I would dare say I'm quite happy, even when things seem bleak. I simply don't like industry Bullshit and I'm not one to stand for it, even if it's a game I like.

- I host a series annually called 31 Days where I post 1 horror related or themed video game song a day for the month of october. During this time I also provide keys for games (free of course) to any reader observant enough to find them.

- I've been a member of destructoid since 2010, and a lurker long before then. As such I've seen many people both come and go. Such is the natural order of things.

- I enjoy Art and draw in my spare time

- I also enjoy theatre and films. I especially like Horror movies (both good and bad ones).

- I go camping once or twice a year. I would go out more but my allergies tend to get in the way.

- I don't drink, which may be a surprise to some. I might make a joke or two about it but I stay away from alcohol for my own personal reasons, though you can feel free to drink a pint on my behalf any time you'd like.

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My Top 20 Games (By the ever Illustrious Dango
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This is a commission I had done for me by Inquisitive Ravenclaw. You should check out his site if you like the following piece



Link: https://theunknown1-arts.tumblr.com

I also got a musical piece made for me by the incredible Alphadeus. A little history behind this:

My musical piece came as part of the Songs for Gamers album DLC pack 02. Alphadeus has been making songs for the members of the destructoid community for years already. This past year he opened submissions and I applied. For my meagre efforts I received this lovely piece:



You can find him on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFs2UhJYPVITYWCiqMk-z3w

He also has other venues listed on his profile here, take a look if you are so inclined:
https://www.destructoid.com/?a=141057&name=Alphadeus&chaos=ok&start=0

The community is full of people with all kinds of talent and I'm very pleased to be a part of it along with all of you (yes, you too fair reader).