Christmas 2020 edition.
Someone at my previous job who also played video games recommended Detroit: Become Human to me, and I put it on my list for further research. (I like to do research before I actually buy a game. Games are expensive. You don’t want to buy something that turns out not to be your kind of game.) The reviews for this game were good, and my favourite online retailer happened to have it as a Black Friday sale, so I decided to give it a chance. (Don’t get me started on how Black Friday really doesn’t need to be a thing here). I’m glad I made that particular decision.
Though I’d heard the title Horizon Zero Dawn come up a few times here and there on the internet after the game was released, I hadn’t really thought about buying and playing it after I finished God of War and saw some pictures on the internet of Kratos, Atreus and Aloy, and also of Geralt of Rivia and Aloy. I was intrigued, read some reviews and purchased the game.
I bought Uncharted: The Nathan Drake collection in a combination deal with my Playstation. The collection is comprised of Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted: Among Thieves and Uncharted: Drake’s Deception. I finished the last game of the three on the 2nd of April. And what a ride it was.
Before I bought the games I didn’t really know anything about the Uncharted series except for the fact that it was about an explorer. I figured it was something like Indiana Jones/Tomb Raider. I was right, kinda.
I jumped into the Dragon Age franchise with Dragon Age: Inquisition, an action role-playing game. And, as usual, it’s the third game published. I jumped in without researching the preceding games, and in a way, you don’t really need to. All you need to understand is right there in the game itself. Sure, there must be tons of lore that went right over my head, but that didn’t hamper my enjoyment of the game at all.
I’m just going to come out and say it: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is my favourite game of all the games I’ve played so far since I got my PS4. I have the strange penchant to start with the third installment of game series (God of War, Diablo, Dragon Age), and this time it was no different. I never played the previous games, but I owned The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski, and I read that immediately after starting up the game. I bought this game at the end of 2015, beginning of 2016, and though I finished the main quest of Wild Hunt somewhere in 2017, it wasn’t until yesterday that I finished the last of the two DLC.
I bought this game when buying my PS4 way back in 2015, because I’d heard good things about it and because I’d been following the ‘Teens React to Gaming’ series on YouTube where they played through this game. I was a bit worried that my enjoyment of the game would be lessened by the fact that I already knew most of what would happen, but those worries proved to be unfounded.
I’ll be honest, I’d never played a God of War game in my life before I purchased my PS4/God of War III combo back in December 2015. Heck, I never even had experience with console gaming (besides playing at a friend’s house and my little sister’s Wii) before that. Unless a PSP is considered a console, then I knew a little about console gaming. But I’d always been interested in the God of War games, so when I’d decided to jump head-first into gaming, I knew God of War III Remastered would be the game that popped my Playstation cherry.