The Two Best Games For Couples

Posted: April 2, 2011 by Cynthia 心雅 in Uncategorized

I want to make a point to start really reviewing games at some point, when William and I have a chance to demo a lot. Our review will be very focused on how games are to play *with other people,* to set us aside from just any other subjective review.

To sort of dip my feet into the waters of video game critiquing, I’m going to write this post about the two games William and I play most frequently, and what makes them stand out from others.

World of Warcraft
Coming in second place for Best Game for Couples, World of Warcraft has a lot to offer in multiplayer (since the game is made for multiplayer, and there is just no way to play outside of the multiplayer). MMORPGs (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games) are, in general, a very couple friendly environment. Unless you intentionally join opposite factions, the game is a cooperative and very diverse experience, with an entire world full of places to explore, fun NPCs to meet, quests to complete, competitions, dungeons, raids, world events, and best of all… other people. Being in a guild with William is no less socially involving than being in the same real life circles of people, except with a guild there is an added camaraderie of working together in the game.

I can’t say enough about the ingenious of Minecraft. A seemingly simple game, Minecraft manages to make poor graphics and rudimentary controls work to its advantage. The basic premise of the game is based on moving, manipulating, and using cubes of different elements. You take a block from a tree, wood, and you make it into planks, and can make those into sticks. By combining different things (ex. a stick and coal) you can create new things (like a torch). This provides William and I an opportunity to create an infinite possibility of things together, and just, in general, share our creativity with each other, creating buildings and homes for our characters. The game easily appeals to almost any kind of gamer. The game typically has monsters that come out at night, though they can be switched off, and farm animals. A recent addition to the game, you can now tame wolves as pets. Multiplayer servers are available and plentiful, all with their own unique set of rules and play mode. There is also a single player mode. Another asset that Minecraft has is that it is a very good game to get a non-gamer interested in playing videogames. So, if you have a significant other that doesn’t share your love for computerized realities, this is a good game to start with.

Overall, I enjoy playing just about anything with William, and I hope to get more reviews out to you in the future.

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