It’s no secret that the bad weather has kept me indoors. Aside from passing my time by working on the blog or reading, I’ve been playing a handful of games. For me, playing video games keeps my mind and hands busy. Back home I would watch my favorite shows but I could do crafty hobbies as well. I haven’t gotten back into many of those hobbies out here and need to keep my hands busy all the time. Playing video games helps me fill that void.
Guild Wars 2
I’ve played Guild Wars since the first game betas back in early 2005. It’s an MMORPG, a game played with thousands of other people all over the globe. While I loved the idea of playing online, I didn’t want to have to pay for more than a game. That’s where GW came in. When GW2 was released, I didn’t skip a beat. I bought the ultimate collections edition (which is in America right now). To this day I still play almost every day. While I can’t say I’ve mastered the game, it’s always a good platform where I can learn something new or immerse myself in the story. GW2 has monthly updates and Sander and I play through those together. The game is a great way for the two of us to unite in our gaming obsessions. It’s one of the few games we enjoy and can play as a couple.
I’ve played Pokémon since the original Blue and I haven’t given up yet. My most recently accompaniments have taken me ages. I’ve finally gotten my oldest monsters (2007 games) all the way to my most recent and completed version. I haven’t started my playthrough of Ultra Sun yet, so all my oldies are hiding out in Moon. I’ll be transfering everyone over as soon as I can though!
Ah Skyrim… I don’t think there’s any other game where I’ve logged so many hours. I’ve played around 400 combined hours across all characters. For me, that’s a lot. The only other game above that is GW2, which sits at around 2,458 over the course of almost 7 years. Skyrim is an open-world RPG where you are the chosen one and must protect the world from a violent dragon. My oldest character is quite tanky. I have full dragon armor and carry a giant hammer on my back! I’m also a werewolf but I can’t be sure. One of the expansions required you to be a vampire so I’m one or the other. Needless to say there are thousands of options on how to play and I like experimenting.
While I love Fallout 4, I’m a bit burned out from playing my main character. I want to go back in and do the rest of the achievements because I love this game so much! But when I think about starting from scratch, I feel too lazy to do it. I’ll get to it! I enjoyed playing this game because of the post-apocalyptic world. I’ve also played and fell in love with Fallout: New Vegas. I was obsessed with that game for years.
Animal Crossing New Leaf
Who could ever forget Animal Crossing? I began to play this on my old Gamecube and fell in love. My 3DS was purchased with a single game, Animal Crossing New Leaf. When I moved I sold that verson and regretted it. After things had settled down (me unpacking my life from two suitcases) I bit the bullet and bought a new copy for my new European 3DS.
I tend to play this when I’m feeling sick or under the weather. That way I can get comfy on the couch with the PS3 and get back into Okami. You play as a goddess in the body of a wolf brought back to fight an ancient evil that has returned to the land. I played about 50% of this game on the Wii but ended up getting involved with other games at that time. It’s been long enough that I decided to invest in the HD version and start from the beginning. It’s been a wonderful and artistic ride so far!
Honorable mention: Bioshock
I recently purchased the collector’s edition of Bioshock for our Xbox One but have yet to sit down and play. The main reason is because I want Sander to watch the game play and get him obsessed with the story as well! Bioshock is my number one favorite game of all time and I was sad to see it end with Bioshock Infinite. While I sold all my games in America, I saved the art books and cannot wait until I can bring it overseas.