Silly title, but I was wondering if anyone here games at all? I know its hard with work, life, kids, etc, but I still try to kick back and play as it keeps my brain sharp.
FFXIV - Story is just fantastic, like most FF games. Time consuming, but man, the storyline…just amazing.
Horizon: Zero Dawn - I’ve been playing this for awhile, trying to beat it…most games take me 4 - 5 times as long to complete vs. pre kids.
Eve Online - I started this game a LONG time ago, but I don’t actually play it…I don’t know why, but I’ve just been acquiring skill points and unlocking things, but don’t really know what to do in the game. The learning curve is insane. The few times I did play and got into some pretty big battles it was a lot of fun…but roaming around in space I usually get shot down…did I mention I don’t know what I’m doing?
FORZA Horizon - Love racing games, play this periodically…then my 3 year old usually interrupts me and just drives around the world crashing into stuff. When I do get to play, its very fun.
Halo Infinite - Usually spend about 30 minutes at a time playing this. Open world Halo game, always been a fan of the series, but I’m waiting for them to unlock the multiplayer campaign so I can play with my brother. Has been fun the few times I’ve played it.
Diablo - Currently playing D3 with the triplets. We all have characters and sit down to play a bit on the PS5 (yes I finally got one after a year of searching!) in the morning or evening if we have time. The button mashing, I don’t believe, has ever been done better than this series.
World of Warcraft - I’ve played this off and on since it came out. Used to be a hardcore raider spending 12-16 hours a day playing, but there is no way I could ever do that again at this point. I usually pick up the expansion and try it out when they release it, but it just consumes a lot of time. Always enjoyed it when I do get back into it ever few years.
Civilization - Man…remember the first one? I used to finish my work in electronics class in middle school so that I could play the original one, because they actually had a computer. Such a great game that has remained awesome over the years.
Elder Scrolls - I don’t play the online one, but the standalone games have been great time sinks and the stories have been good.
Pillars of Eternity - I enjoy a lot of these Baldur’s Gate style games. The strategy and stories are usually good and if you put it on a higher difficulty it can present a real challenge.
Command and Conquer - Another one I’ve played since it was released. I lived in Germany at the time and I had to pay my parents to play this against my friend who lived in another town over. It cost me $3 an hour to play (local calls were not free). I would sit down and have a stack of dollar bills by the computer and just keep setting them aside in order to keep playing…if the modem didn’t shut off or someone didn’t pick up the other line and interrupt our games.
There have been many other games in my life, and I am very big on letting kids play, but I have tried to keep the tradition of sending my kids outside as much as possible. I would rather my kids play video games (not iPad, let me be perfectly clear) than letting them just watch tv. Especially, when you put the game on higher difficulties and it presents you with a real challenge.
TLDR - The games on top I am playing now, the ones on bottom I periodically play, and I have kids.