Read Play Blog #5

Posted November 16, 2014 by Brin in Memes, Read Play Blog / 6 Comments

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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

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Question: what is your favourite sci-fi game?

mass effect

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

fallout new vegas

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.

Currently Playing:


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. 😀



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6 responses to “Read Play Blog #5

  1. I keep meaning to look at Last Court but I haven’t played a text based adventure in a long time. I am just SO READY for DA:I! I tried to finish up my second playthrough of Origins but then my Xbox One arrived in preparation for Inquisition and I’ve been distracted by the new Assassin’s Creed that came with it.

    I love Bioware games but I’m awful at Bethesda games. They are just too open for me, if that makes any sense. I find myself getting lost and totally off course. I like that Bioware games have a little bit of a road map.

    • It’s fun but it has been a really long time since I last played one too – and I am totally rubbish at it lol. 😉 I know what you mean – I am literally counting off the days until DA: I is out – I am holding off on playing anything on my new Xbox One until it is out!!

      I enjoy Bethesda games but I find the Elder Scrolls games quite hard to get into, especially at first. I don’t seem to have the same problems with the Fallout games but the open-worldiness (is that even a word?!?) is quite daunting. I wandered around lost for ages and took so long to get to the main quest so I totally get what you mean! I still prefer BioWare games – love the character interaction you get with them. 🙂

  2. My boyfriend LOVES Fallout, so I’m so happy to see you posting about it! 😀 I’m also really happy to see all the Mass Effect love, because it just makes me want to play this game more, haha!

    Thanks for participating, Brinn! 😀

    • Fallout is awesome – something about wandering around a huge wasteland lol. 😉

      Mass Effect is <3 – one of the most immersive games I've ever played.

      You're very welcome!!

  3. I never really got into New Vegas, probably because I went 100% on Fallout 3, so it kind of felt like a huge mission! I’d love to actually get into the game again though, I loved the setting and everything. Although I’ve recently started Skyrim and 40 hours in I’m still going…it’s similar in some ways, but without laser weapons and with dragons. You guys are all making me want to play more Mass Effect, I only finished the first game and still have 2 and 3 to play 😀

    Thanks for participating this month, Brin!

    • I completed Fallout New Vegas first (though I had Fallout 3 already) so I slightly prefer it over the 3rd game. It will be a long time before I will play number 3 again – kinda went full-out completionist on it and burned myself out a bit!

      Skyrim is an amazing game but I actually haven’t completed it yet (get very distracted and wander about too much lol).

      Mass Effect is brilliant – cannot recommend it enough!

      Thanks for stopping by. 😀

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