Read Play Blog #9

Posted March 22, 2015 by Brin in Read Play Blog / 4 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 #9

Sorry I am so late with this month’s post – being ill with the flu is a total drag not to mention the fact that we are decorating on top of it all (not great timing). It has made me really behind with everything this month.

Do you prefer single or multiplayer games?

This is a pretty easy question for me this month. I really only play single player games; I have always found multiplayer games really hard to get into. This might be because I am pretty much a casual game player – I am not the most skilled player out there – it takes me awhile to get into different styles of gameplay and I almost always play on easy or casual mode.

I tend to prefer story-based games (RPG’s and the like) where combat is not featured quite as heavily. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy combat and puzzles (actually I love puzzles!), but it tends to take me some time to become proficient. I have always felt pressure when playing multiplayer that I am not really as skilled as the other players, especially when playing online multiplayer.

I do feel like I am missing out on something though – the social aspect of multiplayer games is something that I would really enjoy (in theory anyway!) and I do feel that it would be fun to connect with other gamers. Maybe one day I will step out of my comfort zone!

Currently Playing and Recommended:

Somewhat predictably, I am playing Dragon Age: Inquisition again (don’t judge – it is a huge game!) – I think I am seriously addicted (BioWare games get me every time). I created a second character months ago which I am just now getting round to playing.

Meet Caitrin: sassing Cassandra (the cheeky minx!)

Playing an elf this time round; the plan is to romance Solas (although Cullen is looking pretty tempting again). Another mage (I love playing mage characters). I am enjoying playing a slightly more antagonistic character this time round. I also have another couple of playthroughs on the go (what can I say; I’m totally shameless in my love for this game). 😉

I would highly recommend this game to anyone who loves really in-depth single player games with fantastic stories and rich characterization. It also has a multiplayer mode (which I haven’t tried but I might give it a shot at some point).

Happy gaming!

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4 responses to “Read Play Blog #9

    • Brin

      Thanks – same to you!

      Sometimes there is nothing better than kicking ass and taking names (in a game that is, I’m a wuss in real life). 😉

  1. I love the banner you’ve created for the meme Brin, it’s so pretty! I really need to get into these Dragon Age games, I mean the romancing thing really has me curious because I’m hearing a lot about the most popular guys hehe. Your elf characters looks really cool, like a mix between a modern futuristic human and an elf.

    • Brin

      Thanks! Can’t take credit though – the banner comes courtesy of the amazing Lisa Glanz!

      Dragon Age is an amazing series. It has a great story and the romances are fantastic. 😉 Thanks! I am rather fond of her – she looks a bit punk-rock lol. 😀

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