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.
Read Play Blog is back for another month of gaming! It’s sci-fi month so our question this month is: What is Your Favourite Sci-Fi Game?
My favourite: Starcraft 2
I love how gaming gives us one of the deepest explorations of science fiction and it really does bring it to life as you get to experience the technology and other races come to life. While Mass Effect comes a close second, my favourite sci-fi game is wholly and truly Starcraft 2. Yup, I’m a Blizzard girl through and through and I have grown up with playing this epic three race competitive game.
Starcraft 2 has a really deep storyline revolving around the Zerg (aliens), Terran (humans) and Protoss (Advanced robotic aliens). In particular, there’s a romance between Kerrigan and Jim Raynor who are torn apart when Kerrigan gets kidnapped by the Zerg. With planetary wars, political tensions and a race against the emperor in the galaxy, the campaign mode in Starcraft really hooks you in.
The true reason why I love Starcraft 2 though, is the constantly evolving strategy it takes in multiplayer mode. With constant updates, a thriving community that adapts to new strategies and units, Starcraft 2 really takes a lot of practice for you to rank in a higher league and to stay there. Somewhat cult like in its gameplay, you get gamers who are purely dedicated to Starcraft alone. I love it so much, but it takes a lot of practice and frustration.
My recommendation: Mass Effect series
Starcraft isn’t for everyone because of the RTS nature of the game which has a steep learning curve. What I would recommend for anyone who loves sci-fi is the mass effect series! You get to become Commander Shepherd (either male or female) who commands their crew into space to do missions, while shooting laser guns at aliens and baddies and scouting through planets for minerals. Mass Effect is well loved for really truly exploring the space genre and giving us a fantastic storyline to boot. So far I’ve only played the first one, but I’ve heard good things about the rest of the series.
Currently Playing: Call of Duty Advanced Warfare
There’s nothing like a newly released game that reminds you that you need to upgrade your PC. I just upgraded my PC 3 years ago and now it is struggling to run COD. Anyway, I just started the campaign and all the new tech is actually quite interesting for a shooter, I do have to scale the graphics down on my screen though.
Next month’s question: What is on your gaming wishlist? Recommend something to gift to a friend! – post your answer, recommendation & currently playing on the 16th or anytime during the month and link up!
Here’s a list of upcoming questions for the rest of the year.
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