I was talking to a friend of mine at work today and was asked the question, what games would I play if I had a week before all video games on the face of the planet disappear. As soon as I thought “oh I have an easy response for this” I opened I mouth and… nothing. So here I am. This may or may not turn out to be a list of video games that I just really like but here goes nothing.
First and foremost. Those of you who know me, watched my twitch streams, or have ever heard me on the podcasts will not be surprised to hear me say Payday. This game is like home to me. I may not always be there but I’m very likely to come back and visit. The first game was released in October of 2011. I remember purchasing it with a friend of mine on steam because we were looking for something to play that day. Needless to say, I was hooked. I ended up putting 119 hours into the game before the second was released in August of 2013. The second game brought ever more equal parts of fun, coordination, and frustration. Steam is reporting that I have 121 hours of played time. I am still spending many of my afternoons playing Payday 2 after work. So this is like my trump card of games I would for sure play with little remaining time and never regret it.
Another game that comes to mind, World of Warcraft. I will start off by saying that right now, me and the game are not on good terms. I dislike nearly all of the changes that are being made for the expansion that is being released soon, Warlords of Draenor. In fact, this expansion may invoke the death of my WoW playing career. I’m sorry but each expansion seems to make the game a little worse and a little worse and a little worse. This latest one came as the biggest blow for me. That being said, I would still play this game with my remaining time. I started playing the game 7 years ago during Burning Crusade. Countless hours have been invested. Not to mention countless dollars for all of those subscription renewals. Since me and the game go back, I would play this game as if I were paying homage to my past. So I’d at least have to go to Black Temple and kill Illidan Stormrage.
The first Fable. Fable The Lost Chapters was one of the first “graphically intense” video games that I ever played on PC. Because my PC had such a hard time running the game, it sparked the want for new hardware and ultimately why I got so into computers, benchmarking, and PC gaming in general. Not only that, the game was fantastic. I spent countless hours on the game trying to get certain gear, making money to purchase housing, and fighting bosses. So it was a very warm welcome when the game was re-released as Fable Anniversary. I think the remake of the game was done amazingly well. Maybe even too well. Fable Anniversary keeps a lot of the quirks that the original game had like with targeting, camera angling, and overwhelming/repetitive fighting. Either way, it’s a must for my re-gaming bucket list.
There are quite a few more games I would like to mention but these 3 will absolutely make the cut. Are there any games that yours? Let me know by commenting below.