I have some big news! I’m officially engaged!
Shailyn proposed to me yesterday in front of a few of our friends at our apartment warming get-together!
I left with Vic and Ashley to run an errand, and when we came back Shailyn handed me this:
And the last page said:
And then she was down on one knee! The ring is beautiful too 🙂 I’m so happy to be engaged to the most beautiful girl in the world!
We share everything together. We share laughter, love, friends, fun, and hobbies. One of my hobbies has rubbed off on Shailyn, and that’s video games! I’m not a super advanced gamer, but I do have quite a bit of experience on different systems.
Shailyn has played a fair share of games, but is a little less experienced than I am. In order to re-introduce her to the gaming world, I made a list of games to start her off, and I’m going to share it with you all for any beginners out there!
So, without further ado, here’s my list of games for beginners looking for an adventure!
5. Little Big Planet
Platform: PS3, PS4
I love the Little Big Planet series in all of its creative glory. This game gives players the opportunity to play levels both in story mode (created by game developers) and online (created by other players). It’s easy to learn the controls to the game and the sackboys are so loveable.
I only have LBP 3 now, since I recently switched over to PlayStation 4 from PlayStation 3. I wish I could have both, but right now I’m not in the financial place to own a lot of game systems.
This game is especially good for people with a creative and fun-loving mind!
4. Kirby Squeak Squad
Squeak Squad is a fast-paced adventure game that doesn’t require any previous skills. It may take a short time to learn, but it’s relatively easy to pick up. And I’m not just saying that as an experienced gamer; I know plenty of people who have started playing video games with this game.
3. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Phantom Hourglass was the first Legend of Zelda game I played. I was instantly hooked. This game requires some pretty creative thinking, but it’s pretty easy as far as defeating enemies goes. There are monsters and bosses, but as long as you learn the basic moves and attacks at the beginning, the hardest part will be figuring out some of the puzzles.
2. Literally any standard Pokemon game
Pokemon games have a very special place in my heart. They’re some of the first games that I bought and played. In each of the standard games, you start out as a brand new trainer and you get to pick your starter Pokemon from the professor, who sees that you have what it takes to become a trainer. You are also entrusted with a Pokedex, which you set out on an adventure to fill with data from all the different Pokemon you catch and trade.
Pokemon games guide you through the story pretty easily, so most of the time you’ll know what the next step is. Like most games, there are some points where you have to figure out what to do next, but that’s the fun part about gaming! You’ve got to find your way through!
1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Platform: 3DS, Gamecube, N64
This is my all-time favorite video game. It might be cliche, but I really love the Legend of Zelda franchise. It might be on the more difficult side of games to start out with, but it really draws players in and keeps them hooked!
In Ocarina of Time, you begin as child Link and you go on an adventure to save the land of Hyrule from the evil Ganon. You travel between two different time periods to fight evil and collect tokens from each of the sages that guard the Triforce in the sacred realm.
In this game you can run on land, swim in water, and ride a horse named Epona. I love the variety of ways to move throughout the game, and it’s a good introduction to various controls for beginner gamers. The puzzles require you to think out of the box, but it’s good practice for other adventure games.
Video games are a great pastime (in moderation, like everything). I really love to play adventure games because they usually involve lots of puzzles. Puzzles keep brains active, so there’s no harm in sitting down to some nice adventure games!
What games do you like to play? What games did you start out gaming with? If you haven’t played, do any of these descriptions pique your interest? Leave a comment!