Hardcore Retro Gaming's "Community Summer Challenge 2018" May 24, 2018 21:28:36 GMT -5
Post by Ex on May 24, 2018 21:28:36 GMT -5
Hardcore Retro Gaming's Community Summer Challenge 2018
Ah yes, soon it will be summer. That special time of the year that's either great, or terrible, depending on where you live. Hopefully some long lazy days will bless us all in the upcoming months, regardless of climate. During that time... I've got an idea! It could be fun. (It could be dumb.) I was thinking it'd be cool if HRG had a community summer challenge. By that I mean, during June/July/August. Nothing big or complicated, just something simple we could all do together. So for each summer month you try to beat one game for this challenge; a total of three games in all. But each game has to meet special criteria:
Easy Mode = Beat a retro game, in a genre you enjoy, that someone here recommends for you, which you've never beaten before.
Normal Mode = Beat a retro game that's a bonafide classic*, that someone here recommends for you, which you've never beaten before.
Hard Mode = Beat a retro game in a genre you normally avoid, that someone here recommends for you, which you've never beaten before.
Nightmare Mode = Beat a retro game widely considered to be super difficult, that someone here recommends for you, which you've never beaten before.
The whole "that someone recommends to you" aspect would take into account platforms you have at your disposal. And can even be done by taking your current available library into consideration. You choose a difficulty mode for each month, have us help you pick corresponding games, and then try to beat all three choices before summer's end. During which time you come here and discuss your experiences, while bantering with others about their experiences as well. That's it!
There's nothing to "win" in this challenge other than self-accomplishment, and a sense of applied communion. What we all can get out of this is good discussion, learning, new play experiences, and just good ol' fashion retro gaming. For those of us who are also taking part in the new Together Retro over at Racketboy, it's possible to roll one of these games into a current TR theme as well, saving you some time. (Although I recommend doing something unique for this challenge personally.)
So who wants to participate? Come on guys, it's just three games in three months!
*It can be a community vetted classic if you wish.