Monday, September 1, 2014

Things I've done, things I've liked.

Looking back at video games and what two games I've enjoyed the most, it took me some deep thought of what games I've truly enjoyed. Hell I've been playing games since the days of the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), I remember my parents got me the deluxe package set that had the console, two controllers, zapper light gun, and Super Mario Bros/ Duck Hunt game package.

So from Nintendo, to Playstation, to Dreamcast, To Xbox and PC and next Gen; I have a large library of games to choose from. But I would have to say one of the games I have enjoyed would have to be Final Fantasy VII for the Playstation (PSX/ PS1). When it came out it was a digital masterpiece, with cutting edge 3D graphics, cutscenes and battle play system that included limit breaks with fancy cutscenes along with various animations for characters and monsters. The story that started off with a bunch of eco-terrorists tryong to stop a massive corporation, to find a group of powered individuals who are now chosen to save the world from mass destruction. I spent countless hours playing the game and running through the main story plot, then going back to attempting to find all the secret weapons, items, materia, chocobo's and any other little easter eggs that they threw into that game. And with rumors always spreading of a reboot, it just boost my nostaglia for this game even more. I still actually play it from time to time on my pc now, granted the graphics are outdated, but I enjoy so much that it never bothers me.

And looking back at another video game franchise, I can't help but think of a more current game that has sucked out endless hours from me. This game, I have developed a love/ hate relationship with it to be honest. There have been times where I just want to give up, uninstall it and forget about it. But then there are times I enjoy every minute of the action involved in this game. I am talking about Defense of the Ancients 2 or DOTA 2 for short. DOTA 2 is the sequel to the MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) mod that spawned from the Warcraft 3 game for PC. It's a multiplayer game where you are teamed up with four other players, from there you choose your hero/ champion each with different abilities and powers as you attempt to defend your towers and base from the opposing team, along with trying to attack and destroy theirs. I can probably go on for hours about this game, but I'd rather not. If you have ever played similar games such as League of Legends, then you'll know what I'm talking about. But for now, here is the cinematic trailer. 

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