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Different Games for Different Moods

Video games have all kinds of effects on me. Some help me unwind at the end of the day; others totally stress me out. Some are easy, while others are so difficult I end up rage quitting. But this is why I love games — there are so many different genres, I always manage to find a game that suits my mood.

Weekend Morning Games

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The Wolf Among Us

Specifically, I have weekend morning games. These are extremely special to me, because they are easy to play. Sometimes that’s exactly what I want. My favorites for weekend mornings are the episodic TellTale games, such as The Wolf Among Us, and dating sims. Immersing myself in the dramatic world of Fables or just goofing around with Chrono Days — that’s how I like to burn a morning while I have a pastry and some coffee on the couch.

Games With Rewarding Combat

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DmC: Devil May Cry

I also have games that require quick skills and concentration, and I love those for how rewarding it is to get them right. It’s all about the gameplay style — and for me, that’s hack and slash combat. I like beat ’em up combat as well — it’s so similar — but hack and slash is my favorite because it feels much faster paced and looks so glamorous.

Devil May Cry is my favorite here. The series offers a challenging combat style, but it’s the only one that I have had so much fun with, I actually replay missions over and over to improve my score. And then I go on to play the more challenging modes you unlock after beating the game once. I may not be the most skilled player, but it’s a gameplay style I find really rewarding to practice. That’s why Devil May Cry has become my go-to series for when I feel energetic about my gaming.

When I’m Stressed or Tired…

When I’m feeling stressed or tired, indie games are a much better fit. I love playing little offbeat platformers or just burning up toys in Little Inferno. The less skill required, the better — I’m more interested in an unusual atmosphere that sparks my imagination. It’s actually been a while since I dug into these types of games, partly because my PC burned out on me. (I used to get all my indie games on Steam…) I will have to remedy that soon!

Immersive Games

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Mass Effect

And then there are the games I like to play when I really want to game: RPGs and adventure games. They’re my favorites for their immersive worlds, epic storytelling, and compelling characters.These are my go-to games when I have lots of time to immerse myself in another world. I find myself replaying my favorites over and over — games like Mass Effect and Skyrim. I can’t get enough of those, and I have to admit, I’m pretty particular about them. While I have enjoyed exploring the rich worlds of Red Dead Redemption, Assassin’s Creed, GTA V, and Tales of Xillia, at the end of the day, I have only a handful of absolute favorite RPGs and adventure games that I just can’t get out of my head. Those are the games that really make me a gamer, and without them, I probably wouldn’t have the job that I have now or be blogging here today!

— Ashley

Open World Woes: When Shopping In An RPG Is More Trouble Than It’s Worth

One of my favorite type of games to play are RPGs. I like the ability to step into a character and pretend I’m him/her for a few hours. I enjoy the ability to explore and get lost in an open world, where I can talk to the locals to get a feel for the place or stock up on health potions and other items in preparation for the next big battle. What attracts me to RPGs is being able to go at my own pace. It’s a similar feeling to when you take a vacation––you can do as much as you want or you don’t have to do anything at all. You plan according to how you want to enjoy your relaxation time.

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Accidentally In Love? – How My Male Shepard Got Locked Into A Romance With Liara

One of my favorite playthroughs of the Mass Effect series has been playing as a female Vanguard Shepard. A while ago I fired up my Xbox to do a second run of the series, but as a male Shepard who is an Adept. The experience of playing as a male Shepard has been interesting so far. It took some getting used to, mainly because I’ve been really attached to my female Shepard for the longest time. Regardless, I vowed to romance the pants off of Ashley Williams. You can consider this as both figuratively and literally speaking. Take your pick.

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