Weekend Hot Topic, part 1: Video games you’ve never played before
GameCentral readers identify the games they’ve never played however all the time needed to, from Total War to Pokémon.
The topic for this week’s Hot Topic was steered by reader Rich, who requested whether or not it was not proudly owning the proper hardware that saved you from taking part in a Game or another purpose – like not having sufficient time or worrying you wouldn’t be good at it.
Time was a significant component for most of the responses, in addition to the cash and burden of proudly owning too many consoles directly – particularly given what that may do to your backlog.
Drawing the road
I can already think about folks shaking their heads in disbelief however I’ve never played a Mario or Zelda Game. I used to be going to say I’ve never played any Nintendo Game however that may be a lie: I’ve played Mario Kart just a few instances and possibly another multiplayer games that I’ve forgotten. But I’ve undoubtedly never owned a Nintendo console and haven’t any actual plans too.
I’m not a hater or something however I have already got two consoles and a PC and never sufficient time to dedicate to them, and I shall be sincere the final Nintendo model does probably not attraction to me. Not sufficient that I wouldn’t play the games if the possibility arose but in addition not sufficient to spend £300 for the console and games.
I feel Zelda would curiosity me greater than Mario and I’ve to confess that Breath Of The Wild was notably tempting for me. That’s in all probability the closest I’ve come to truly getting a console however ultimately I never fairly bought spherical to it. I do know a mate with one so possibly I’ll try to borrow his for per week, however for the reason that Game is so lengthy I’m undecided he’d be up for it. Although that in itself does communicate nicely of the Game I assume.
Sooner or later
It may take me some time however I normally get round to taking part in at the very least one Game from a protracted operating collection finally, particularly if it has obtained essential acclaim. At current I’m taking part in the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy on Switch. This is my first prolonged expertise with the collection and I’m having fun with it thus far. (I had played the extent in Uncharted 4 beforehand however that was just about it).
Forza Motorsport might be the most important present franchise I’ve not played a Game from. I have a tendency to not have the persistence for severe racing games however I benefit from the occasional arcade racer and assume I would really like the Horizon sub-series. Buying an Xbox One for a Forza Game is an excessive amount of of a threat for me although.
I’ve additionally heard a lot of good issues in regards to the Japanese role-playing collection Suikoden, which appears to be a fan favorite. Therefore I wish to attempt a type of games in some unspecified time in the future too nevertheless it seems the collection has been deserted now and it’s unlikely any of the games shall be remade for present hardware.
GC: Suikoden II is the standout of the collection and it’s accessible for only a few kilos on the PlayStation Store.
Many before the one
I’ve all the time needed to get into an excellent role-playing Game, the likes of The Witcher 3 or Fallout, however what places me is the size of time it’s essential put into these games. When I used to be younger and had on a regular basis on the earth I’d be extra inclined to, but when I used to be to play a role-playing Game today I might however it might take me at the very least three months to get by means of it and irrespective of how good the Game could be, I’d moderately play extra shorter experiences than only one Game over the identical interval.
Another query you requested as part of this Hot Topic was for those who had ever purchased a console or PC simply to play one Game and I can say I’ve. Around two years in the past I bear in mind simply searching by means of my Facebook information feed and noticed an advert trailer for Planet Coaster and thought it appeared unbelievable, for sure that very same day I used to be researching PC elements and whether or not I ought to construct a PC or purchase one.
I don’t remorse it as it’s a nice Game and I’ve played a lot of different games on my PC too, for lots cheaper than their console counterparts. There can also be the abundance of nice PC indie games I’ve played too.
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No time like the present
For some reason I’ve never played a Hitman game, even though I’ve always wanted to. I think it’s because I don’t really like stealth games, especially Metal Gear, and yet whenever I read about Hitman it sounds really good with the open world levels and the way there’s no set solution or anything.
I think the fact that the last lot was episodic put me of that, as I really didn’t like the idea and then I must’ve missed when it came out in a boxed set. Just writing this is making me think I should probably get that, as I bet it’s cheap. So I think I’ll try that and then make a proper effort to get the sequel if I do end up liking it.
So, thanks Hot Topic! You’ve actually convinced to get around to it (spoiler: I bet I forget).
Admiring from afar
Dark Souls is probably the game that best fits this description for me. I love the idea of it, especially the Lovecraftian Bloodborne, but I am nowhere near good enough at these games and the short time I’ve spent on them has proven that my initial assumptions to that fact are true.
But I’m not one of those people that thinks it should have an easy mode or anything. I actually admire the fact that it’s so difficult and refuses to change, even though that would undoubtedly make it more popular.
But I have to face the fact that I’m never going to be able to play them myself. That’s okay though, I’ve watched lots of Let’s Play videos and the liked and they’ve only enhanced my impression of the games. The idea that the new ninja one is even harder than usual is pretty terrifying though, I guess that’s another one I’m only going to watch and not play.
Do not pass GO
I’ve never played a Pokémon game, not even GO. I wasn’t the right age (and didn’t have a Game Boy) when they first came out and I was in that ‘too cool for kiddy stuff’ phase while they had their first big push. Then when Pokémon GO came out we had one of the meeting spots (I forget what they’re called) right outside our offices and it just looked so crazy to see everyone there, like some weird kind of mob madness.
In the back of my head I do feel that I probably would enjoy it, since I have liked other Japanese role-players, but since I don’t have a Switch I can’t play the new ones. If I had the right hardware I definitely would give it a try, but GO doesn’t sound appealing because it’s not a real game.
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One at a time
Every time Total War comes up, like your recent preview of the Chinese one, I wish I had a powerful gaming PC. I’ve never played the series but it sounds like something I would love. But for me I cannot justify buying anything for just one game. I’ve never done that with consoles and a PC would be even more expensive. Especially as it doesn’t really have any other exclusives.
I see a lot of people right in about having problems with backlogs but for me I try to make sure I have only one console per generation, that way I can make sure things don’t get too out of hand. I’ve rarely got more than two or three games on the go at once and that suits me just right. The only exception is I will often buy a Nintendo console at the end of a generation to see what I’ve missed. Their games are great but their consoles are useless if you only want to have one.
I imagine a lot of people will be thinking that I should just get a PC and have that as my main formats, but I would really miss the Sony exclusives, especially the recent ones on the PlayStation 4. It is a temptation though hand I may consider it depending on how the next gen goes, as I certainly haven’t bought a PS4 Pro. If I do then Total War: Three Kingdoms would definitely be the first game I get.
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