Peaception: My Favourite Games As Boyfriends (Part 2)
I did an article earlier about what type of boyfriend my least favourite games would be, so it’s only fair I do the same for the games that I have enjoyed thus far.
You can never figure out what’s going on with this guy, you never know if he is going to surprise you with a trip or “Guess who’s got herpes” announcement. Just when you think you have him figured out, he surprises you with something else.
I love twists in my movies or series and I found it’s something lacking in games but then again games made for the intellectual gamer are very rare. BioShock had twists that I never saw coming and that left me truly surprised; what it lacked in character growth and interaction, it made up for in unpredictability. I truly enjoyed this game and the ending rates as one of my all-time favourites. My one main gripe was that I wish I had more of an emotional connection with the characters; if that had been achieved, this would have been the perfect game for me.
The man who is in touch with his feminine side and never lets you forget about it. He looks good and knows all the latest beauty products but when the occasion calls for it he can be a manly man.
Mention Tomb Raider and you think of its main star, the curvaceous videogame pin-up Lara Croft. As a former Tomb Raider fan I had lost interest in the series as I felt that instead of evolving, it had become stuck in a rut. Even though the story was a bit slow at the beginning it did pick up and I found myself playing on wanting to know the fate of Lara. At first the lovely young Lara seemed incapable of surviving the harsh realities of being stuck in an island with mad men but when the occasion called for it she was quite deadly even though the whining at some point got a bit annoying. The game had its flaws but when the line “A survivor is born” came onto the screen before the end credits I did feel its impact as I felt Lara had grown through the hardships she had encountered throughout the game.
Grand Theft Auto V
He is all for fun, you can hardly take him seriously even when he tries to be. You find the time you spend with him flies but you know this is a short term fix and it won’t last for the long run.
GTAV, what can I say about this game except that I had so much fun and the hours I lost playing it were a lot. I got so distracted by the side activities that I would spend a day participating in triathlons, meeting the strangers and freaks, driving around while listening to the hipster radio station, delivering unsuspecting passengers to the cult and killing as many prostitutes as possible in the hopes that when the news came on they might refer to me as a serial killer. The game was fun and was never meant to be taken seriously but I did miss the serious nature of GTAIV because that led me to become emotionally invested in the characters whereas in GTAV the only person I did form an attachment to was the homicidal maniac known as Trevor.
The Last of Us
This guy is pretty simple really; he is all about feelings and making you feel them constantly. There has to be an emotional element with whatever you do with him. How does eating make you feel, how does that cake make you feel, how does looking at babies make you feel, how does that fart make you feel, yes indeed it’s emotion overload, which can be tiring.
I have praised this game so many times that most people are tired of it but I still won’t stop. To sum it up, this game made me feel. I was so drawn to the characters and their motivations, almost everything drew an emotional reaction from me like hearing Ellie’s jokes, stopping to look at the view, Joel’s earlier loss in the game, oh my word just too many feelings. Describing this game does not do it justice but if you love a good story with a beautiful soundtrack then this is the game for you.
He is right for you at that moment.
As I type this I’m currently staring at my copy of Ghosts and trying to figure out when should I start my love fest with this game. I’m biased when it comes to CoD, I’m like a love sick teenager; despite its failings it’s still the apple of my eye and I can’t wait to play the hell out of the game until the next title is released next year. While some of you throw up at this fact, I shall proceed to go and spend time with my Mr Right-Now.