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Read Play Blog is back for another month of gaming! I’m taking a break from playing Fallout 4 to talk about it this month along with the following topic:
When do you game and when do you read?
It’s Game On!
Working by day and blogging by night, along with maintaining a busy social life and adulting unfortunately doesn’t leave much time to game. I like to game when I have a big chunk of time free, like weekends or holidays, so I can sit there all day and pretty much be immersed in my game – equivalent to marathoning a book. It’s the best way to experience it if you aren’t pressed for time.
That’s why Telltale Games work for me so well, because each episode is completed in about 3-4 hours. It allows me to experience a story on the weekend and there’s usually a break in between while the next episode comes out. That’s also why you’ll see many Read Play Blogs where I actually haven’t been actively playing a game – I don’t game consistently.
As for big game releases such as Fallout 4, it takes a lot of commitment for me to work up to it. I like to save this play time for weekends when I set aside some time to unwind – I’m usually too tired after work to game.
I don’t know how I’d get in so much reading time without public transport to and from work everyday! It takes my bus about 30-40 minutes each way, which gives me a good reading time, but doesn’t allow me to finish a book within a day. If I’m really immersed in the book, I’d sometimes read before bed, but normally as soon as I lie down I only get to a few pages before I’m snoozing. I will sometimes read on weekends too – but I haven’t had a completely free weekend in a very long time!
Recommendation & Currently Playing: Fallout 4
Surprise surprise! I picked up my collector’s edition as soon as it was released, along with Legacy of the Void (which I unfortunately haven’t picked up yet). I also picked up The History of Fallout book which is actually pretty cool, it has like an overview of different characters, timelines and different games, and I also have the Collector’s Edition Game Guide coming. I’ve seen the Pipboy edition and it looks awesome too, although I probably wouldn’t use it.
So Fallout 4 is amazingly addictive so far! I am loving the crafting and the base building, every single piece of junk you pick up in the wasteland has its use. The scope of Fallout 4 is a lot bigger than it’s predecessors. Just being able to mod absolutely everything, from your weapons, to your abilities, armour and your base is freaking awesome! And I love how you can build settlements to attract survivors form the wasteland, it has that Sims element to it! I’m only 10 hours in and enjoying it so far – although I’ve noticed the enemies seem to be a lot more difficult.
How is everyone else going with Fallout 4?
Next Month’s Question: What games are you looking forward to this holiday season?
Thanks to Michelle @ In Libris Veritas for the question! Post your answer, recommendation & currently playing on the 16th or anytime during the month and link up!
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