I can imagine it'd be a little awkward having a journal about Halloween a week after Halloween itself, so I figure I'd take on something a little more personal; my tastes in gaming. I'll save you guys some trouble now; my tastes aren't that good. I'm mostly into FPS because RTSes, rhythm games, fighters, and MOBAs all kick my butt. Here's 10 games I've enjoyed playing
and here they are in reverse chronological order. I can write paragraphs- even pages of why these games were worth 100+ hours of gameplay, but that would be boring. To speed things up I'll just cover each game in 10 phrases in the tone of a kid with ADD.
TERRARIA - IT'S 2D MINECRAFT WITH MORE STUFF IN IT. Guns, swords, magic; you can pretty much throw your mama's shoes at the monsters. Tactics change in every biome because of enemy variety. OMFG an RPG with no leveling system - AUGH A BOSS FIGHT!! LOOoooOOOoooT! Glorious LOOT!
KILLING FLOOR - 6 COCKNEYED ACCENTS VERSUS THE GATES OF HELL. The bad guys get bigger and more varied, but the GUNS get bigger too! Then there's a boss zombie everyone has to team up against. Levels, dosh, roleplaying, dosh; more firepower than the Spanish Armada. Now weld the wooden doors shut!
LEFT 4 DEAD 2 - YOU MOVE QUICKLY AND WORK TOGETHER... SO DO THE ZOMBIES. Holy Jesus that's a lot of zombies. Good thing only 4 people are immune to the infection and are armed to the teeth. It's maybe the best zombie FPS in existence; the glorious modding community helps.
BORDERLANDS - DIABLO WITH GUNS. Game is awful in the first one; tedious in the second. I only played this game because the random loot was so enticing. Proceedurally generated loot interesting concept for future FPSes.
THE ELDER SCROLLS - IT'S FARCRY 3 WITH SWORDS AND SPELLS. 50 km^2 of do-whatever-the-flip-you-want. Pick up ALL the things! My drawers have a metric ton of useless stuff I'll never use. Now let's change all these dragons to Fluttershys...
TEAM FORTRESS 2 - HATS. HATS!! HAAATTTSSS!!! Mechanically an excellent game because it balances itself out; one OP class quickly gets put in line by another class. It's free-to-play because selling hats made Gabe Newell's throne shinier. It's actually a double edged sword and now the game is mostly made up of trade and idle servers.
MINECRAFT - AN OSTRICH CAN PIRATE THIS GAME. An entire world that randomly generates itself as you move along, but HOLY GERONIMO IT'S 3D. More mods for this game than there are hairs on Gaston's chest. Long story short lego fanatic's wet dream.
SID MEIER'S CIVILIZATION V - SPOILER: GHANDI IS A PEACEFUL MAN UNTIL HE FIGURES OUT HOW TO CHUCK A NUKE. History is rewritten from 6000 BC to 2050 AD. 2-12 different civilizations from a large pool, a randomly tiled world. Figure out how to hold each others' hands, or figure out how to hold each others' necks- NOW we have an interesting game.
FALLOUT 3 - EVERYTHING HAS GONE TO SQUAT, BY THE WAY. Vaults full of social experiments gone to squat. Settlements filled with remnants of a civilization gone to squat. Two-headed cows reminding everyone that the livestock's gone to squat. HOLY FAWKES THAT BOTTLE OF COCA COLA'S GLOWING BLUE.
DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS ONLINE - AN F2PMMORPGOMGWTFBYOBBQ WHERE YOU DON'T HAVE TO GRIND AS MUCH. The best F2P knock-off of World of Warcraft hits the shelves- aaand it was well worth it. Runescape's only advantage over other MMOs was a large user base; it was also around longer. The Elder Scrolls: Online looks good but $15/mo is pretty steep for F2P MMO players and The Elder Scrolls fans alike. Also keeping an eye out for the upcoming Warhammer 40k MMO because the Emperor.
Keep in mind these were all games that I've sunk 100+ hours into; I've played quite a few other games in there. Games like Saints Row 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Battlefield Bad Company 1/2, Halo 3, and Counter-Strike: Source didn't make the cut because I just didn't play 100 hours of them. They're not the kind of games I would play all the time, but I can understand them well enough to appreciate how they function and how complex they can be at times. I also watch a lot of video game gameplay because I don't own a TV, I can make a top 10 list out of that alone.
So tell me forum, do you guys play video games? It doesn't matter if you play Angry Birds or if you're a Starcraft 2 Grandmaster popping in for 3 seconds mid-match to call me a scrub. Leave a comment; I want to get a feel for the kinds of video games dA users usually play. I wrote this journal because I'm under the impression that everyone on DeviantArt either plays a lot of Eastern games (i.e. Monster Hunter, Fire Emblem, Pokemon) or mobile games (I honestly can't name a lot of them).