There are still so many games that I want to play, but I just haven’t found the time to start playing them.
I’m a bit “all or nothing” in every aspect of my life really, and my hobbies are no exception. At the moment, it’s TV shows. On our cosy nights in, we’re thundering through Glee and another Supernatural rewatch. (They’re both so great, and if you haven’t watched either I do recommend them both!) Before that, it was film. We’d spend our weekends at the cinema, watching new movie after movie then come home and maybe watch another movie in bed.
I call them night-time hobbies – the ones you indulge when you’re finished with work, or cheekily at 4pm with the curtains shut on a Saturday. Yet still, we just can’t juggle 2 night-time hobbies at once.
When our TV show phase begins to wither, I’m thinking of moving onto games. Watching Matt play a game whilst I’m sat managing my blog is just completely rekindling my love for gaming. I’ve been really sleepy lately, so anything that requires a lot of concentration, such as gaming and reading, has been taking a back seat… but I’ll get better soon, and I’ll be back to my proper, game playing self.
Until then, let me swoon over my awesome “to be played” list. These are the games I can’t wait to play!
Assassins Creed (all of them, the full franchise):
I have a confession to make. I’ve never played any of the Assassins Creed games… Don’t leave, I promise I’ll make it up to you. Matt loves them, and I love watching him play them, but I just never got up and tried these games for myself.
I even have the cheek to reference Assassins Creed in conversation! To be fair, Matt went through a huge stage of playing these games and I feel like I know them all backwards anyway, but I guess that’s not the point. I think they look incredible. I’m super looking forward to playing them all.
Far Cry 4:
Having played and enjoyed Far Cry 3, albeit a little hesitantly as I was super nervous around first-person shooters at the time, it’s only fair I give Far Cry 4 a go. It looks great, and with Matt recently completing it, it’s the perfect time for me to start!
It was the first shooter-type game I played, and I admit, I needed constant reassurance and “Morgan, heal” comments for the first couple of plays, but I got there and smashed it. You wouldn’t wanna cross in-game Morgan, I’d bite your head off.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor:
Me and Matt fell hard for Lord of the Rings Online (a MMORPG developed by Turbine). It was everything we wanted in a game, and although it’s pretty hard to “win” a game like that, we got pretty good and everything eventually became a bit too easy.
To regain my Lord of the Rings fix, I recently bought this game but haven’t yet played it. It’s an open-world action-adventure game, and it looks super great, so we’ll see!
Fallout 4 is life. No really, for weeks, I even lived Fallout 4 in my dreams. It is one of my all-time favourite games and I’m so excited to play it’s predecessor. Matt loves Fallout 3, too, and after kicking butt on Fallout 4 I’m sure I’d enjoy it just as much.
I absolutely love Tropico 3. It’s the only game in the franchise that I’ve played, and despite the tiny, tiny font making everything frustratingly hard to read and understand, I loved it. The simulation is actually really good. You feel completely responsible for the lives around you, unlike less realistic simulations like The Sims, where it’s perfectly okay to lock them in a room with a cooker and burn down the house.
It’s even pretty hilarious too.
I’ve heard that Tropico 5 is even better (disregarding the transitional Tropico 4, as apparently barely anything changed). So, count me in.
Skyrim is my one true love. Okay, maybe I’m being a little over-dramatic, shock horror, but I’d like to think Skyrim crafted me into the gamer I am today. Although I was a gamer in my mum’s uterus, and practically came out with a controller in my hand, I had never properly played a game with an open world, never enjoyed a game’s story line and never played a game with a first-person view.
However, this was all on the PC, and I did skip Oblivion because at the time I didn’t even know if I’d like it. Up until quite recently, I was all about PC gaming. Now though, I want to play these on the Xbox – change it up, a little bit.
Have you played any of these games? Did you enjoy them?
You can read my previous post here.
Game snaps are not my own. Credit goes to their individual publishers and developers.