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.
I’ve noticed Brin from Brin’s Book Blog doing this meme each month, and I keep meaning to join in, so better late than never, right?? I may or may not have mentioned this a few (or a thousand!) times, but I love video games. I didn’t start playing seriously until college, although I’ve always grown up with a console or two, but when I really got sucked it, I just couldn’t stop! So I think this meme will be something I really enjoy, as it’s always great to find and connect with other gamers out there!
My Gaming Setup:
People are always surprised by how many consoles and handheld systems we own. I live with two roommates (we’re all gamers!), so we have a lot of gaming stuff lying about. Let’s see. Pictured are our SNES, PS2, Gamecube, N64, Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii U. We also have a Wii, Sega Genesis, and a few handhelds lying around (mostly iterations of the DS/3DS). Recently, I preordered the limited edition Batman PS4 console, because I love Batman and I just couldn’t help myself. I have no idea where we’re going to put it. We keep all of our games and gaming peripherals (controllers, headsets, etc.) in special baskets and CD cases for easy storage.
I never played Duck Tales growing up, so I don’t have those fond memories everyone else seems to have for this game. Still, I played it recently in the remastered version, and it was gorgeous. It really brought out a joy of gaming that can get bogged down by darker, more complex games. This made me feel like a child, with pretty easy controls, clear cut levels, and a simple story. I played on an easier setting and finished it pretty quickly, but I would definitely play this again!
I played Fable a long time ago, maybe in college or in our first apartment after college, but for whatever reason I’ve never gone on through the series. I’m really something of a mood player. I may start a game 4 times before it takes and I get hooked. Here’s looking at you, Skyrim. Anyway, my roommate tells me that the Fable games decline in quality as the series progresses, but so far I’m really loving Fable II. It’s bigger than Fable I, much smaller than something like The Elder Scrolls, and hits a sweet spot for the RPG genre. There are side quests and you can have a family and a job in addition to playing through the main quest, and your actions do result in later consequences to a degree. Super fun game!
Anyway, I hope I actually remember to do this each month! Friends, do any of you game? I’d love recommendations or just to geek out over gaming in general!