What I Forgot I Loved About “Mass Effect 2”

This summer I've been playing a few video games, on and off. They're a welcome break from the chaos in the world this year, as well as a diversion when I'm tired from a long week of writing, teaching prep, and chores. One game that is bringing me a lot of joy is Mass Effect… Continue reading What I Forgot I Loved About “Mass Effect 2”


Video Games I Keep Replaying

You know you love a video game when you play it more than once. For me, even finishing a game means I really, really liked it, which is rare-ish. (I know, I’m the worst. The problem is that I’m really bad at monogamy with my games…) That’s why these games are very good indicators of… Continue reading Video Games I Keep Replaying


The Joy in Replaying Favorite Video Games

My post for Geek Force Network today. =)

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Why do we replay games? It’s one of my worst habits — though I only call it “worst” because it leaves me with less free time to play the new games coming out. Obviously, some games try to get you to replay them with extra storylines, special unlockables, new game modes. We even give that special something a name — replay value — and it’s considered a big plus when you purchase a game.

However, there are some games that are so big, it’s hard to find the time or willpower to replay them. The Witcher 2 is one of my favorite video games of all time, but I’ll be honest and say that diving into that difficult combat and detailed story is so intense, once feels like enough… at least for a long while. Yet The Witcher 2 is set up for people to play twice, because there are…

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