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Thursday, 25 August 2016

TECHNOLOGY | My Favourite Video Games

Something I don't really talk a lot about on this blog is gaming and it might surprise some of you to learn that I am, at least in some sense of the word, a gamer.

I'm not a full on gamer-gamer - if you can define the word - who often plays online and has teams and stuff on games like Call of Duty (I am really bad at that game) but I do have a particular soft spot for horror games and have often pulled all nighters to try and complete them.

I think my love for gaming has always been there though. When I was little, my brother bought me my first ever Gameboy and bought me games like Pokemon, Super Mario and Abe!

Later, when I grew up and progressed onto the Playstation it was games like Tomb Raider, Toy Story and sometimes GTO.

I kinda lost my love for gaming when I hit college and university, but one day when I was out on a night out, studying up north as a student, I stepped on a piece of broken glass and cut my foot open. I could barely walk so my boyfriend at the time used an ironing board as a makeshift table beside his bed (such a good idea as it got to the perfect height) and set me up on his Xbox...where I found my love for Xbox, too!

So I thought I'd put together a post mentioning some of my all time favourite video games!

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KINGDOM HEARTS
This was one of the first games my brother ever got me for my PlayStation and even though I never managed to complete it (one day I will!) it's still an all time favourite of mine. It mixes action with Disney! And it actually isn't just for kids. You get to visit so many of the Disney worlds - including the one from Nightmare Before Christmas! It's such a fun feel good game.

RESIDENT EVIL
I have always loved the Resident Evil series which is no surprise really since I'm so obsessed with zombies. It's such a badass game! One of my favourite's is Resident Evil 5 which you can play on co-op - I have many memories of doing all nighter's trying to play that game on co-op. Even though there have been so many Resident Evil games and they're all essentially about fighting zombies, it never really gets old.

THE SIMS
I know this is actually predominantly a PC game but everyone loved this game. I used to love creating sim's and trying to get Mortimer to cheat on Bella with my sim so I could move into the mansion and, in later years, I loved the explorer pack where you could go underground to discover tombs and Egyptian artefacts. It was so much fun building dream houses too - all of mine had a party room! I also remember how hilarious the game was when something went wrong. I still remember the time I made sims of me and my boyfriend at the time but of course it had to be done properly, so he had his own house and she tried to court him slowly. Anyway, he started getting really distant so my sim went over to his house and peered in his window to find him cheating on her - not with just anyone, but with HIMSELF! Somehow the game had glitched and made an identical sim to him and my sim was heart broken to see them kissing. My real life boyfriend at the time DID love himself a bit too much though so perhaps the game was spot on...

TOMB RAIDER
Who doesn't love Tomb Raider? She's just so badass and although the games have come a long way from the ones with the mansion (oh how I miss trying to complete the maze and locking the butler in the freezer), the elements have always stayed the same. Plus, some of the films are genuinely really challenging which means it actually takes a while to complete them.

LEFT 4 DEAD 2
I haven't played the first game yet but I love the sequel! It was this game that pushed me to buy my own Xbox last year and boy have I missed it. It's quite simple and it's a bit annoying how it's not really a game to complete so to speak, you just play different scenes which makes it great for playing online. But it's really fun, especially to play with friends.

KIRBY'S DREAMLAND
Oh how I loved this Gameboy game! It was just so pretty and sweet and simple. Don't get me wrong, I've come to love violent games killing zombies and such but I played Kirby's Dreamland at a young age and loved the simplicity of it all and just how sweet it was. You basically play this floating cloud thing and have to travel through this land, fighting hilarious enemies like trees and such. There's one really pretty bit at the end, where, if I remember rightly, you fall through the sky and collect power ups on the way down, but you just float through the night sky surrounded by stars and such. So cute.

Do any of you play video games? If so, which are your favourites? Let me know!

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12 comments:

  1. I remember all those games too. I used to play the Sims all the time when i was younger. I still think Sims 1 is the best x

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    1. Me too, I'd love to play it again one day x

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  2. I used to love playing the Sims when I was younger (although I had a cheat code for unlimited cash)

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  3. I'm not a big gamer but these are my kind of games. I have the Sims for playstation but totally forgot about kingdom of hearts. I need to get one of these as nightmare before christmas is my favourite movie x

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    1. I think you'll love Kingdom Hearts, it's something for everyone really x

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  4. The NES came out when I was at that young impressionable age. I loved Zelda, so much so I bought a Wii specially so I could play the newest game. I'm planning on buying the newest console once the next game comes out too!

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    1. Oooh I have a Wii too! I don't use it so much anymore but I love playing Just Dance on it! x

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  5. I am with you on so many of these - I love Tomb Raider and Resident Evil, I'd add on Halo though for sure! x

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    1. I never got on with Halo, I was terrible with it! I remember my ex boyfriend playing it a lot though and there was a really nice song I loved from it :) x

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  6. My mummy used to love computer games! Street Figher, Streets of Rage, Sonic and Resident Evil were her faves!

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    1. Oh jeez, I forgot about Sonic! Haha! x

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