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 byHappy Indulgence Books & Read Me Away.
This Week’s Topic is….
Which video game would you want to live in or be the main character of?
This is a tough one…especially when you consider the storylines of majority of the games I like. Most include to some extremely deadly involvement, which all hinges on how I react to a situation. I’m not saying the world would end on my watch…I’m just saying you might not want to put that sort of weight on my shoulders.
And then living in most of these worlds would either be incredibly mundane or terrifying beyond all reason.
Oblivion – “Why is there a gate to Oblivion in my backyard? OH GOD, MONSTERS ARE COMING OUT OF IT!!”
Skyrim – *is buying goods from the blacksmith when dragon files over* “Oh crap…” *watches random person shout really loudly and a thunderstorm appear directly above town* “Damn it…why did I even leave the house today?”
Mass Effect – “HA Reapers, they said!” *hears odd roaring noise, looks up, reaper ship appears* “Damn it….”
Zelda – *is cutting grass, when the sky goes dark and random pig monsters begin appearing* “Umm…” *watches teen begin frantically stabbing monsters, before setting his sights on your precious pots.* “Oh come on!”
Dragon Age – “I hate blood mages….” *looks at all the demons running around, looks at hole in the sky…*
Assassin’s Creed – *lives normal life, but is sort of fearful of both the corrupted government and the random man that jumps off of rooftops just to stab people.*
So…to be honest, I have no clue which one I’d even choose. I’d either die, want to move away immediately, or end up obliterated along with the rest of my planet.
I was playing Deponia on my computer, which is an awesome and hilarious point and click adventure…but then Elder Scrolls came out and I basically decided I no longer need a life outside of it. It’s basically an Elder Scrolls game, but now there are other people running around and a multiplayer PVP area where you kill other factions. It does have some differences from the normal games, but overall I’m really happy with it.
Deponia is a point and click adventure with tons of dorky humor and a lot of face palm worthy dialogue. Oh and by the way…Steam Sale is going on! So there is a good chance you can pick up this game and it’s sequels for a pretty good price.