My wife is a casual gamer at most. Typically, it’s hard for her to sit down and complete a game from start to finish. However, because she is married to someone who is weirdly obsessed with video games and the industry as a whole, she accidentally ends up playing a lot of games. I tend to ramble on and on to her about the insanity within video game landscape; from bulls**t loot boxes to the cancellation of the Visceral Star Wars game, she endures all my venting. The other day during one of my vents the conversation somehow led to us talking about what it would be like to switch jobs for a day. While it is impossible for me to immediately jump into the medical field, she could write a video game article whenever she found the time. Unexpectedly, she did, and this is what she came up with.
Written by Mannie Medlock
My husband and I sorta butted heads over if we could do each other’s jobs. I decided to test myself and see if I could actually write something even semi-interesting involving games. It was hard coming up with a topic so I figured the easiest way to do this is by making a list, as I have seen video game lists all over the internet. So, without further ado, I present to you….
My Top 5 Favorite Video Games
5. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
I love, love, love this game! The cute characters alone make it hard not to try out. Animal Crossing: New Leaf is colorful, upbeat, and full of activities that keep you hooked on playing. From digging fossils, fishing, interior design, and shopping for new things, it has a little something for everyone. New Leaf is great for a busy person like myself, I can always pick up right where I left off without a problem!
4. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royal
Who doesn’t wanna kick some ass every now and then!? PS Allstars Battle Royal allows you to do just that. With up to 24 playable characters and 17 different stages, it’s easy to spend countless hours playing in one sitting. You can play matches online, or locally with friends. Either way, this is one of the most unique fighters I’ve ever played, and I personally think it blows Super Smash Bros. out of the ‘arena’.
3. Crash Bandicoot: Warped
What a throwback! I was only 7 when this came out, but this remarkable game sticks with me to this day. What makes this game so memorable is all the different time periods you visit, there’s constantly awesome new scenery. On top of that, you could ride a T-Rex and even a cute baby tiger! It doesn’t get better than that! Anyone who has ever played Crash Bandicoot can never forget that crazy mask Aku Aku following you around saying booga booga!!
2. Halo: Reach
Not only do I love this game, but so does the rest of my family, and they are who I spent the majority of the time playing with. It’s great having a game I can play with my 11-year-old brother and my 50-year-old dad. Halo: Reach had a stellar campaign, a personal favorite of the series for me. However, where most of my memories lie would have to be the multiplayer. I personally loved S.W.A.T., it’s all I played for months! (or maybe years!?) Team S.W.A.T. made it easier for me to play because I tend to shoot my teammates unless they’re obviously on my team (Red/Blue). In short, Reach is intense and exciting, especially when playing online and communicating with your teammates.
1. Resident Evil: Revelations
Hands down, my favorite game ever! This is one of those games I couldn’t put down until I finished it. It’s a combination of everything I look for in a game. It’s filled with thrills, monsters, action, puzzles and music that makes you too nervous to turn around. Also, being on a ship adds an eerie feeling that you just can’t shake. Overall this game has an amazing campaign that won’t leave you disappointed.
Brett Medlock is a senior editor and a lead on video production here at Enthusiast Gaming. He’s obsessed with action-adventure games, platinum trophies, and K-pop. To hear more about how lame he is, follow him on Twitter @brettnll