This month I’m writing a weekly post for this 30-day video game blogging challenge. It’s a list of gaming topics to write about. Last week I focused on characters I loved and hated. This week, it’s about some of the biggest games in my life!
Game Everyone Should Play
Everyone should play some Portal. If you finish both games, that’s awesome. But at least give it a try. Solve a few puzzles. Experience the greatness that is the portal gun, and laugh at GLaDoS’s dry sense of humor. The Portal games are going to become classics and really do something special with the puzzle game genre, turning it into a first-person shooter experience unlike any other. Because of the way the games are set up, they’re also great for anybody — not just experienced gamers — so when I say everyone should play Portal, I really mean everyone!
Game I’ve Played the Most
Dragon Age: Origins. I started this game on my birthday one year, and it’s now my tradition to start a new playthrough on that same day every year. I haven’t always finished these new playthroughs, but I’ve finished them enough for this game to top my list!
Game I Thought I Wouldn’t Like but Ended up Loving
Gears of War. The character designs make the guys look like overblown balloons. I was the worst at shooters too. And I don’t like post-apocalyptic stuff. Gears of War was the opposite of all the fantasy and friendly sci-fi RPGs I usually played. Then I gave it a try and liked it. But when I finally played the series co-op last year… that’s when I fell in love. Like, crazy in love.
Favorite Game of All Time
I’m going with the entire Mass Effect series here, but if I had to choose one of them, I’d go with ME2. This sci-fi series has you playing as your own personalized Commander Shepard, with a cast of human and alien characters who serve with you aboard the Normandy ship. To keep things short and spoiler-free, you’re trying to save the galaxy. It’s an epic adventure. Mass Effect 2 focuses more on character stories than the central plot, which I really enjoyed. For me, Mass Effect is all about the characters you spend time with. That, plus the diverse range of missions and gorgeous locations, make it my favorite of the series.