Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Level Up! Blogfest

Yes, come join me in the Level Up! Blogfest - hosted by Allison at Geek Banter and Jamie at Mithril Wisdom - and, for the while, let's talk about games instead of books. Be sure to pop over and check out what games other people are talking about.

I've always been a gamer. Not the hard core, sit in front of the computer/gaming console all day type (not often, anyways), although, I can go through the Hidden Object games on my computer in one go (takes me about three hours each time).
My favourite types of games, the ones that can drag me away from the writing, are the RPG and adventure types. So long as there's a screen and a console. I tried playing some on the laptop, but ... ugh! Crazy hard without a mouse!

So here's a few of the titles on my adored list:
Most of the Star Wars games, like Knights of the Old Republic. Yes, the old original and its sequel, both with horrible graphics. I still like them. ^_^
Viking: Battle for Asgard. Ah, I wished he would've talked. And I need to replay it. I missed the ending because everyone came home just as the cutscene happened!
Overlord 2 ... go, looky the minions! How could you say no to them? Oddly enough, the idea for Dark One's Mistress crackled to life while playing this. Yet the story I wrote is nothing like the game, it has more in common with Beauty and the Beast ... don't ask me what's up with that.
And then there's my dear Assassin's Creed series. In fact, Assassin's Creed has to be my most favourite game. I've got them all and have played most of them out, I can't quite bring myself to finish the last ... mostly because I don't want it to end.

My love for Assassin's Creed started back in 2007, since I've always been attracted to the games that let me wander about however I choose and fight however I want. That it had 'assassin' in the title was an added bonus (guess which character type I prefer when playing? ^_^). That I was stuck playing a guy (Altaïr) meant nothing to me (in fact, I found him a little cute, despite his inability to swim). I was an assassin! I'd played that sucker out! And the storyline! *fan self* Oh dear, the storyline is so adorable!
Then Assassin's Creed 2 came along in 2009. And I was all over it. Only this time, my guy had become a sweet Italian dude (Ezio). And I was okay with that. I was also cool that he stuck around for a couple more games. Although, I did take on a bit of an accent after playing one for two days straight (it was a rental, okay?). I also cried at the end of 'Revelations'. Not sniffles. I mean, seriously cried. I'd gotten so attached to my Ezio. Thank goodness I've still got the books to read. Ha! Yes, there are books. I did some major squeeing when I found them.
My last one, the one I was so eager to get, yet hesitant to finish has dear Connor. *sigh* Is it right that I got a crush on three men, all of whom run about wearing a hood and killing people (bad people, I may add. People who killed their families)? I know none of them are real and yet ... a gal can dream, right? ^_^

32 comments:

  1. Assassin's Creed is an excellent choice! It's one of my all time favourite video game series.

    Don't feel too bad about crushing on them all; I heard that the original designers for Altair were hired specifically to make the lower half of his face as handsome as possible so even when he wore the hood it would make people go weak at the knees :)

    Thanks for taking part in the blogfest!!

    Jamie @ Mithril Wisdom

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  2. I've not played that game but I have heard of it. There just isn't enough time for all the fun games!

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    1. No, there isn't the time. I still have all the Prince of Persia games to play, but my stories ... they win every time.

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  3. I'll have to check some of these out. :)

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    1. You should, but maybe skip Viking: Battle for Asgard. It's so crazy with how it saves.

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  4. I didn't know that game was out there! It really got to me, reading how it got to you! Ha Ha....I get that way with the silly old fashioned games I play over at Pogo! Ha Ha....my fav. is bejeweled. Fun to visit here, enjoyed the read! Have a great day!
    Sandy

    sandysanderellasmusings

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    1. I've Bejeweled 3 on my computer thanks to Wild Tangent (I mostly go there for the free HO games). And we used to have Jewel Quest forgetwhatnumber. But I finished it.

      Thanks for popping by. ^_^

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  5. My girlfriend's obsessed with Assassin's Creed. After watching her play, I understand why!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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    1. My other half tried to play the games. But he gets fed up cause I'm better than him and have to help him all the time. ^_^

      So now, he just watches.

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  6. I'm still yet to finish AC III. The first (hundred?) ones were fantastic though! Ezio is one of the best characters ever created, imo.

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    1. Yes, yes he is. There's so much depth to him compared to some characters. I think that's part of the draw.

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  7. Just dropping by from the Level Up Bloghop.

    I never did get into Assassin's Creed myself but I've watched many hours playing the game. I keep telling myself one day after all the other games I intend to play I'll get into it. :3

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    1. It's very addictive. At least, it was for me.

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  8. I really like the music from Assassin's Creed, but I've never played the game. It sounds like a winner. Thanks for participating in the blogfest!!

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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    1. The title music of Revelations is quite heartbreaking.

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  9. Now you making me feel really out of touch. I've never heard of any of those games, but sounds like you really love them. I will look them up.

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    1. Oh I do love them, I do. ^_^

      I can relate to feeling out of touch, I get that every time there's a new book or film everyone's raving about and I haven't heard of.

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  10. All brilliant games. I've seen some Assassin's Creed cosplay that rocked. Glad you picked this one! I'm learning a lot from this fest.

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    1. Cosplay? There's Assassin's Creed cosplay? Why am I only hearing about this now?

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  11. Oh yeah, the Knights of the Old Republic games are amazing. So much fun with those. I need to fire them up and play them again, it has been too long.

    I need to give Assassin's Creed another try. I like their aesthetic but had a really difficult time getting into the gameplay when I tried the first one and eventually gave it up. I suspect if I persist I'll get more invested in it and I would like to because every time a new game comes out it looks fantastic.

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    1. The last game is really lush, you get night and day and weather ... actual weather that affects you. And animals ... I could do without the bears and wolves and mountain lions ... I really could.

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  12. Love the way you get into your characters - that's awesome!

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    1. After six games, I'm not surprised. ^_^

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  13. its a whole nother world! thanks for sharing it with us!

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    1. Welcome! And thanks for dropping by! ^_^

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  14. Great games! I haven't had a chance to sit down and play a good video game in a long while. I miss it.

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    1. Yeah, I tend to wait until winter, when the PS3 warms up the room just nicely, to play most of my games. ^_^

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  15. I don't think you're alone in having had crushes on video game characters. I have one friend in particular who has written erotic fan fiction about some of her vid game crushes. hehe

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  16. I've watched videos of someone (Hank Green, to be precise) playing Assassin's Creed but I've never actually played it myself. I always find the settings impressive.

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