My Top 5 Video Games!

I’m a huge video game nerd and I know there are many out there like me. Today’s post is just an insight into some of my favourite games that I think fellow gamers will also enjoy. These are in no particular order of preference.

1. Skyrim

If you haven’t heard of or played Skyrim by now, get your hands on a copy of the game right now. It’s one of the biggest successes in the gaming world- selling over 20 million copies since it’s original release in November 2011. Set in a fictional, Nordic world, you play a customized character who has abilities beyond your average character in the land of Skyrim. The main story line goes that ancient dragons, once thought to be dead have begun to make a return and you, the player, must help eliminate these dragons. There are endless amounts of quests in this game, with endless amounts of fun to be had.

2. The Legend of Zelda series.

Basically any game from this series. Seriously. This is a long running game series made by Nintendo that is recognised as one of the best series ever and is a personal favorite of mine. You play as Link, the legendary hero who must (usually) save Hyrule from the perils of evil. It’s a fantastic game series, with many of the older games being remade and re-released, such as Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask and A Link to the Past. I’d highly recommend this series to any budding gamer as it’s a series that never gets old.

3. Baldur’s Gate I and Baldur’s Gate II

These two are oldies, but they’re still as enjoyable as when they first came out. These two orginally came out in 2000. Set in a fantasy world full of elves,orcs and mysterious spell casters, these two games have both fantastic strategic game play and a great running story. It’s a classic that can be enjoyed over and over again.

4. Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem

This is a highly under appreciated game. This game is another oldie, but still very enjoyable. This game came out on Nintendo’s Gamecube but was one of the better games released for the console. After the mysterious and violent death of her grandfather,
Alexandria Roivas begins to investigate the old mansion looking for clues that may explain why he died, or who was responsible. When she discovers the Tome of Eternal Darkness, she learns that there are darker forces responsible for her grandfather’s death. We get to play through each chapter of the tome, learning of all character’s faiths. This game is highly enjoyable and very creepy! Seeing the effects of insanity on the characters does a great job of scaring me silly! One of the greatest games I’ve played, for definite.

5. Amnesia: The Dark Descent

This is the first of the Amnesia horror trilogy. This game was originally released in 2010 by Frictional Games. It lives up to its horror label- it is terrifying!
You play as Daniel who wakes up with Amnesia in castle. All he can remember is that there is something coming for him and he must stop it. Unable to fight the monsters, all you can do is hide from them, while solving puzzles throughout the game. It’s one of the greatest horror games I’ve ever played, it’s very scary! Enjoyed worldwide by many gamers, including the famous Felix Kjellberg, otherwise known as Pewdiepie.


6 Worst Minecraft Situations!

For those who don’t know what Minecraft is, it’s a video game available on PC, Xbox, PS4 or Mobile (possibly other ways to play it as well, but these are all that I’m currently aware of). As is in the name, it is a game based on crafting or building. You can choose to simply build, build and build some more on creative mode, or you can choose survival mode, where you must find food, build weapons and tools and avoid the nighttime monsters. These are (in my opinion) some of the worst situations that can happen in survival mode!

1. Baby Zombies 

Running into baby zombies. Seriously, those little troublemakers are deadly. They move quick, they’re tiny and harder to see. I have died at the hands of these small, undead tykes many, MANY times. And where there’s one zombie, there is usually a hoard to follow!

2. Landing on the TNT Switch in a Desert Temple 

In desert temples, far below the ground floor, lay four chests full of loot- usually diamonds. However, there is also a switch, which will set off the several blocks of TNT buried beneath- destroying all the loot. Now, who likes losing all that precious loot?!

3. Dying in the Middle of Water

For someone who has been playing Minecraft for a few years now, you’d be surprised how often I’ll die at the hands of a skeleton, or the like. Usually in water and always while I have a lot of stuff on hand. Almost impossible to get back when you have to try and return to your death spot and then swim to the bottom to try and rescue your things. You’ll just die all over again. *Sigh*

4. Accidentally Looking at the Enderman

We all know what happens when you look at an Enderman. He freaks out and will try to kill you. Although sometimes we do this on purpose to try and get his valuable enderpearl, we usually want to avoid him. But accidents do happen…and he doesn’t take kindly to it! Although you may to try to run away, or be brave and fight him, he can teleport. And there is a good chance you’ll die.

5. Getting Lost in the Abandoned Mineshaft 

So you found a great abandoned mineshaft, you’ve got loads of great loot- including some diamonds and it’s time to head back home. But wait, where’s the exit? I thought it was this way?! You find yourself going deeper and deeper into the mineshaft before you eventually give up all hope of ever finding your house and plan a new life elsewhere… or you end up getting killed by one of the many monsters that lurk deep within……

6. Creeper in Your House! 

So you’ve built a fine and mighty home for yourself and everything is looking nice and cosy. You’ve spent hours mining and building, ensuring everything is perfect. What could possibly ruin this tranquility? Oh, just a creeper waltzing in and blowing itself up! Yup, what a buzz kill..

These are some of the most annoying things that can happen while playing, though they can make the game more interesting when playing with multiple people… *wink wink, nudge nudge*