When I went on my Christmas break, I was supposed to read the entire time and catch up on a number of series. That was the plan anyway. It was going well until I started one little video game and went in a spiral of game binges. Oops.
While not great for my reading goal, this gaming binge did inspire this post!
The games I’ve played recently, and played in the past, have all been fantastic and deserve all the love! So I thought I’d try and corrupt you away from reading for a little bit and tell you about these games I love.
I learnt about this series when the live action trailer for Dishonored 2 came out. The combination of assassination and shadow magic made me think of NEVERNIGHT so I had to have this game. I’m so glad I bought it because the steampunk-esque fantasy world is gorgeous and the storyline fantastic. I also loved how many different ways there are to play the game with different endings depending on the carnage you left behind.
Hopefully I can buy the Dishonored 2 ASAP because I’m super excited to play as adult Emily!
Yet another game series I only learnt about recently due to a sequel release. It’s an action series with treasure hunting. That and the raving on tumblr was what convinced me to buy the bundle of the first three games.
I’m currently a third of the way through the second game and oh my god these are fun! The path is a lot more linear than Dishonored, but it’s suspenseful as hell and quite challenging at times. I die a lot. As a person terrified of heights, the angles they use for the climbing scene have me holding my breath. The story line is also fantastic, with many hilarious moments and awesome plot twists.
MY CHILDHOOD! I started playing Nancy Drew computer games back in 2005 I think. Mum saw the Secret of Shadow Ranch at the library and borrowed it for me. That started an obsession. I’ve since played every Nancy Drew game (the only one I haven’t completed is the first game due to issues with the libary’s disk) and keep buying the new ones. They’re nice fun mysteries with some great puzzles.
The Layton games are well known for their challenging puzzles, but I think my favourite part of these games are the stories. Each game has made me cry at least once, and I fly through them in 24 hours (aided many times by walkthroughs because I’m too impatient to try and work out the harder puzzles by myself and I don’t like using hint coins). I even own and love the movie!
After I played the Professor Layton x Ace Attorney cross over game, I had to check out where Phoenix Wright came from! I’ve since played all of the main games, and the two with Apollo. These games are quite entertaining. I love getting to talk to suspects and search for evidence. The court scenes can be incredibly challenging (thank god for walkthroughs) but they’re also often the funniest parts of the games. Some of the characters that turn up to testify! The humour in these games is really silly, but a tonne of fun.
This is a game series that I haven’t actually played yet, but I’m including it because I have plans to play it soon. I asked for the Ezio collection for my birthday and I can’t wait to go around being an assassin.
Fallout is the second game on this list that I haven’t actually played just yet. The main reason Fallout is on this list is because I’ve heard so much about it and my sister owns it so why not play it at some point? Also DOG and post apocalyptic.
So in summary, I like my games with good story lines and puzzles. Also horses (but if I included all the horse games I played on my PS2, this post would be reaching essay levels!). As long as there is a story to follow, I’ll be playing that game like I read my books: bingeing in as few sessions as possible. I often beat them in 24 hours (with the aid of walkthroughs because impatience).
Do you play video games?
Got any game recs for me?