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.
Welcome to the new Read Play Blog meme combining video games and books! Ana from Read Me Away invited me to host this meme with her to combine two of our passions. Thank you to the lovely Kelly from Diva Booknerd for our beautiful banner!
What is Read Play Blog?
A monthly meme about video games and books!
How does Read Play Blog work?
Every month, we’ll ask you a discussion question about your VG interests and recommend a game based on a book we liked. We’ll have a linky, and you can make your own post answering the question and recommendation, and link up!
When does the post go up?
On the 16th of every month to pay homage to retro 16 bit games.
Who can participate in Read Play Blog?
Anyone who likes video games! No matter the genre or age, whether you like action/shoot-em-ups or story-driven RPGs or point-and-click games, or if you’re a new gamer or a seasoned one, you’re very welcome to participate!
Question: How did you get into gaming?
I’ve been a gamer all of my life and my older brother brought me up on old DOS games, and it kind of stuck through the 90’s eras of games and today’s graphic intensive games. I won’t go into it too much, because I covered my gaming journey in one of my very first posts here.
Recommendation: What do you recommend for new gamers?
Plants vs Zombies is a perennial favourite. It’s such a fun, addictive game that you can easily pick up and play, and the combination of using different plants to get rid of the zombie horde is really entertaining. It’s suitable for ages 10 and up and the best thing is that you can play it on your smart phone or tablet.
Currently Playing: What game you are currently playing?
I’m currently playing The Wolf Among Us, which is an episodic story-driven game based on the Fables graphic novels. It’s a dark and gritty setting for fairy tale characters trying to blend into the human world and utterly compelling. It’s told in five separate episodes which take about 2-3 hours each to play, which is a shorter commitment than a full game. The Wolf Among Us is suitable for mature audiences only 17 and up.
Episode 5 was just released this week which I will be reviewing shortly at MMGN.
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