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.
Read Play Blog #5
Question: what is your favourite sci-fi game?
This was a bit of a no-brainer really. I am a huge BioWare fan after all! Mass Effect was a game that had a profound affect on me. Although the first game sported some really clunky gameplay (the mash-up between FPS and RPG wasn’t totally smooth sailing in its first instalment) it boasted an incredibly dense and detailed environment and a fantastic story – it was a really thrilling space-opera that completely enthralled me from the start.
The second game greatly improved the combat system and introduced a new cast of zany characters (a couple of favourites from the first game returned too). It was a thoroughly entertaining ride from beginning to end. The third game is a little more controversial (like many fans, I am still not over ‘that’ ending) but I still found to be an immensely enjoyable game.
Although I often cite Knights of the Old Republic as my favourite game of all time (and it still is) I think the Mass Effect franchise is one of the best sci-fi game series ever made. I spent a huge portion of my life playing these games and although I haven’t replayed them since I finished playing Mass Effect 3 (for the third time), I will always remember the joy they brought me.
Recommendation: for November
I have been getting the urge to replay Fallout: New Vegas. I love the Fallout games – something about exploring a post-apocalyptic world really appeals to me. I have played New Vegas a few times but I have not yet completed all the DLC. I think once I am finished with Dragon Age: Inquisition (whenever that may be!) I will give this game another go.
The Last Court is a text-based title developed by FailBetter Games and free to play via the Dragon Age Keep. This game fills in some gaps between the story of the Champion of Kirkwall and the rise of the Inquisition. It is fun but somewhat frustrating (text-based games are not really my forté). Still, it does pass the time until Dragon Age: Inquisition is released. 😀