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Read Play Blog is back for another month of gaming! This month’s question is:
What is your favourite gaming genre?
Broken Sword II Remastered: The Sleeping Dragon
The thing I love about games is the escapism that it offers, so my favourite gaming genres are ones that offers an immersive story with a great world and character development.
My favourite gaming genre are point and click adventure games which includes the likes of Broken Sword, The Walking Dead and Wolf Among Us. I find them really relaxing, just interacting with people and the environments, watching cinematic cut scenes, and solving puzzles (unless the puzzles are really frustrating). A lot of the time, adventure games are also based on some sort of mythology or history which makes it really interesting as well.
Because you never really have only one favourite genre, I also really enjoy roleplaying games (RPGs) such as Skyrim, Final Fantasy X and Fallout 3, along with JRPGs which I used to be immersed in. RPGs are what I used to play in my childhood, and I just loved getting immersed in these powerful story-driven worlds with amazing companion characters. AIt’s not often I pick up an RPG these days because of how long they take to play. They require a lot of dedication to level up, build up your character, collect weapons and interact with these massive worlds.
Something that both genres have in common are exploration and character dialogues – you’ll get to explore different towns and places on the world map and talk to different characters along the way. Sometimes you even get to choose your dialogue options and where you go, which makes it even more exciting for the player!
My Recommendation: Final Fantasy X HD
Seeing as my last recommendation was an adventure game, I’ll be recommending a RPG today. It is also one of my favourite games of all time, so I thoroughly recommend it!
Often coined as the best final fantasy of all time, this game is an immersive adventure in a sci-fi fantasy world. I really got attached to all of the characters in this one, including the happy go lucky Tidus, the summoner Yuna, the perky Rikku and host of wonderful warriors, mages, and blitzball players. If you want a really strong, character-driven story with a cast of characters that will warm your heart, FFX is it. There’s also a beautiful romance between Tidus and Yuna, and the story will make you smile, laugh and cry as you guide the summoner through her pilgrimage and figure out how to defeat Sin.
I think FFX will be a great introduction to RPG games for newer players as well, as it guides you through the game play and it’s pretty easy to pick up and play. There are also awesome cinematic cut scenes which show you the wondrous world of Spira and its variety of races.
Originally released for the PS2, FFX and it’s sequel FFX2 have been remastered in HD for the PS3.
I finally started playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to pick up and play, because it’s actually quite similar to Fallout 3, which I loved, but with dragons and deeper lore.
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