For BCM215 i have been writing blog posts about my experience playing games that would be considered iconic and important to the video game industry. Over the creation of my DA I have played and written about six different games. All of the posts are over on my second blog, Learning about games.
Below is a preview for the blog posts i wrote about the six different games. If you would like to read more, click on the titles to check them out!
For my first game lesson, my friend showed me the game Assassin’s Creed 2 (2009). Which might seem a bit counter active to just skip the first game in a series when i’m meant to be learning about games and telling you about them. However, the real impact this game series has had on the world has little to do with the story but rather a lot more to do with the features and functions that it popularized.
The second game we set out to play was Fallout 4 (2015). After being joined by a second friend, they both attempted to explain to be the storied history of the Fallout series. For the uninitiated, the Fallout series actually begun in 1997 published by Interplay Productions before it was handed over to Bethesda Softworks in 2004 (one game was published by 14 Degrees East in 2001 as well).
If you somehow haven’t heard of Fortnite, let me give you a quick run down before i go into my experience playing it for the first time. While it has 3 game modes, Fortnite is known for the online, battle royal mode that allows you to play online with people all around the world, and battle on a variety of maps as the playable zone shrinks until a sole player is left standing. You start the game with no weapons and you must collect what you can, and create a fort to shield yourself from other players attacks.
The next game on the list to play is Overwatch! This game is an online first person shooter developed by Blizzard and released in 2016 on PC, PS4 and XBOX ONE. Since the years that the game has been out it has sold over 50 million copies and is 16th on the Twitch viewership charts.
A phrase i’ve always heard is that something is the ‘dark souls of’ whatever genre it is. It’s something that’s been said so much that there is even a twitter account that documents all of the different places it has come up. The game really does live up to its reputation of being hard.
The Legend of Zelda series is right there next to the Mario games when it comes to the legacy that Nintendo has set for itself. With over 20 Games involving Link and Zelda released since the first game in 1986 and as of September 2020, the franchise has sold over 120.73 million copies worldwide. The series revolves around the hero, Link rescuing the Princess Zelda in the Kingdom of Hyrule, most of the time from the main villain, Ganon.