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Question of the month: December 2017 edition

It’s that time again: the question of the month is back and will see us attempt to answer a quandary that has been puzzling the gaming community since it first wielded the Master Sword. We’re going up against our friends and blogging neighbours in order to find the ultimate response in less than 100 words – and we’re asking you to choose the winner by voting in our poll.

But first, let’s take a look at last month’s question and find out who won!

Results: which video game character wears the least appropriate clothing for the activity they’re doing?

We received 12 votes in our November poll and you lovely people voted for… drumroll, please… it was a tie! Votes were split across six different answers so there was no clear winner.

But still, congratulations to everyone involved! A big thank you to all of our competitors for taking part and to you amazing people for voting. Now let’s see the competition start to heat up for the next question of the month

December’s question: which video game character would do a better job than Santa?

We all know and love Santa Claus, but maybe he needs to get with the times and consider new ways of doing things. Maybe there are some video game characters out there who can give him a run for his money! Let’s reveal our contenders for the December 2017 trophy…

Answer 1: Manny Calavera from Grim Fandango

Head over to GeekOut South-West to visit Tim, where he’s discussing why he’s chosen Manny as his answer this month.

Answer 2: The Dragonborn from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Chris from OverThinker Y says: “The Dragonborn from Skyrim has a few things going for him / her, not least of which is a handy little ability called ‘fast travel’. The power to almost instantly teleport to anywhere you’ve already been makes zipping around a giant world much quicker; if it’s somewhere they’ve not been yet, just get a carriage ride – they’re just as quick! Remote location? No problem: hop on a horse and allow it to gracefully gallop up the side of a totally vertical mountain, completely unfazed. Storm in the way? Just use the Clear Skies shout and you’re golden. It’s such a heavily modded game that I bet ol’ Dovahkiin’s already donned the red and white at some point!

“(Oh, and I know fast travel technically does take time in-game, but let’s not forget that our horned-helmeted friend has access to a slew of time-altering abilities: they can slow things down while aiming a bow, or use a Shout to slow time or move faster through it, or if you want to get really funky, there’s always console commands!)”

Answer 3: Link from the The Legend of Zelda series

This month, Imtiaz from Power Bomb Attack has decided to go for Link as his answer. Head over to his site to read about his reasons why.

Answer 4: Kratos from the God of War series

Want to know why Nathan has chosen Kratos as his answer this time around? Go say hello to him over at Hurricane thought process and read his argument for this character.

Answer 5: Guybrush Threepwood from the Monkey Island series

Kim from Later Levels says: “Four reasons why Guybrush would do a better job than Santa:

“1) I’ve already proven why he’d make a good mailman. And what’s the main thing that mailmen do? Make deliveries.

“2) Guybrush can carry literally anything in his inventory, meaning less cruelty to reindeer. Need to transport seven-billion presents around the world? No problem: he’ll find a way to cram it all into his pockets.

“3) Forget socks: expect imaginative gifts such as voodoo dolls, monkey wrenches and rubber chickens with a pulley in the middle.

“4) Running late? Simply double-click to transport anywhere instantly and ensure those gifts are delivered on time!”

Answer 6: Max from the Sam & Max series

Luke posts his thoughts on his blog, Hundstrasse, along with his monthly answers. Take a look at this post to find out why he chose Max this time.

Answer 7: Mario from the Super Mario series

Kevin from The Mental Attic says: “Mario’s done it all, from saving the world to playing tennis while moonlighting as a Doctor. He’s proven he’s a man of many hats — quite literally at times, especially if you consider his latest outing, Mario Odyssey — so donning Santa’s hat would be a cinch. He already looks good in red, he’s got a ship and chimneys are kinda like pipes, which we all know are his specialty. And considering the many Warp Pipes we’ve seen over the years, he’s probably got one that goes to every kid’s house. Also, his overalls can hold items — like toys—of ludicrous proportions!”

Answer 8: Oliver from Ni no Kuni

Say hello to Ian from Adventure Rules, and find out why he’s chosen Oliver as his answer to December’s question of the month.

Answer 9: Bowser from the Super Mario series

The lovely LightningEllen from LightningEllen’s Release has chosen Bowser this month, and you can read her reasons why here.

Answer 10: Sonic from the Sonic the Hedgehog series

Luna from GamersUnitedGG has opted for Sonic the Hedgehog this month – will this will be winning answer? Take a look at this post to read her argument.

Answer 11: Sonic from the Sonic the Hedgehog series

Could Faith be a good replacement for Santa this year? That’s what TriformTrinity thinks – head over to his site and take a look at this post for his reasons why.

So who’s got it right, and who’s got it so wrong that they deserve to receive nothing for Christmas except a lump of coal? Place your votes in the poll opposite or give your own suggestion in the comments below, and we’ll reveal the most popular answer on Tuesday, 02 January 2018 along with the next question.

Got a question you’d like to see us struggle over next month? Leave us a message or get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!

21 thoughts on “Question of the month: December 2017 edition

  1. Great question this month! Sorry I was too late to participate but I’m reading everyone’s answers and voting now! I love the Mario answer, the warp pipes make a lot of sense. As soon as I read Guy, I knew Kim was up to her antics and you posed a brillaint argument! Good luck everyone!

    -Luna 🙂

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  2. Great question! Had to vote for the Dragonborn though, from fast travel to cliff hoping horses him/her has more than a few abilities up their sleeve when it comes to travelling round the planet! Not to mention if he doesn’t need to use the chimney a lockpick will work just as well! 🙂

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  3. Wow, so many great choices this time around and while I still can’t get my head around why the Dragonborn and Kratos would be perfect choices to take up the mantle as Santa, it’s still a fascinating way of looking at it from a different perspective.
    However, in the end I had to go with Guybrush since there’s just something about the way he is that makes perfect sense with how we perceive what it means to be Santa.

    Now, I’m sorry I couldn’t make it this time around to participate with the rest of you. Yet, I went ahead and made my own contribution as to whom I believe would be the better Santa…well than Santa himself. It was really just something I kept having in the back of my head that needed to be written and put out.
    Nevertheless, all that can be done now is to wish you all good luck in the competition against each other and looking at the poll, it does seem like the Dragonborn will be the winner.

    Stay Cozy and do enjoy the holiday!

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