Read Play Blog is a meme about video games and books, posted every 16th of the month. Bloggers are encouraged to answer a discussion question, and recommend a video game that is similar to a book they liked. Hosted by Happy Indulgence Books & Read Me Away.
This meme is one that really speaks to me – gaming is something I really enjoy so seeing a feature that combines both reading and gaming? Sign me up! This is the third month that this feature has been running for so I have decided to combine all three posts into one mega post!
Read Play Blog #1
Question: how did you get into gaming?
I used to muck about playing games on my computer (I can remember being addicted to this game called Chip’s Challenge lol) but it wasn’t until my boyfriend (now fiancé) bought me a Playstation that I really got into gaming. The two games that really caught my interest were Resident Evil 2 and Parasite Eve 2. The first game that really hooked me in as a gamer though was Knights of the Old Republic. I actually bought an Xbox for myself (I had played on the boyfriend’s console before) strictly to play KOTOR (with prize money I won for being the top student in my year at College graduation – go me!) – I had my priorities on straight there lol. 😉
Recommendation: what do you recommend for new gamers?
I would definitely recommend Animal Crossing – it is such a fun little game and really easy for any newbie gamers to pick up. I got a few of my non-gamer friends hooked on this!
Read Play Blog #2
Question: what is your favourite gaming genre?
Role-Playing games are definitely my favourite. I love the story aspect of these games – it is like an interactive book where you are the one that gets to shape the outcome. I love games like Dragon Age and Mass Effect (Bioware is probably my favourite developer) but I also enjoy games series like The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, and Final Fantasy. Basically any game where you have to sink at least 30+ hours into it – I love the total feeling of immersion that RPG’s give me.
Recommendation: RPG I would recommend
I am going to go with Final Fantasy VII – an oldie but a goodie! I loved this game when I first played it and although the graphics are a bit (ok a lot) outdated – the gameplay and storyline still stands up to the test of time. This game is a classic for a reason.
Read Play Blog #3
Question: what is your favourite gaming platform?
Lol – I am a console peasant! To be more precise most of my gaming is done on my Xbox 360 (I haven’t yet upgraded to an Xbox One and not sure if I will). Have recently purchased a PS4 though and with so many amazing games coming out on this console, I fear my Xbox 360 may soon be getting neglected!
Recommendation: Xbox 360 exclusive game I would recommend
Fable II – this game is so awesome! I liked the first Fable game but hated that you couldn’t play a female character. Well, in Fable II you most certainly can! It is not as deep or immersive as other RPG’s such as Mass Effect, Oblivion etc. but it is a lot of fun and I have sunk many, many hours into playing this game.
In anticipation for the upcoming release of Dragon Age: Inquisition, I am currently replaying Dragon Age: Origins (with a view to move onto Dragon Age 2 when I am done).
This was a lot of fun! Be sure to check out the host blogs at the links at the top of this post!