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I Want to Live in a Video Game!

Ever sit and wonder what it would be like to live I a made up world? Me too! Except my made up world wouldn't be one you see in the movies it would be ones from video games, I have a top 3 that I would love to live in and feel like I should share them all with you, my first choice would have to be Fallout 4, I probably could say all the Fallout worlds but I think Fallout 4 fits best as it's the one I'm an avid gamer in, what I love about this world is it's not only set in the future but it's also got elements of the 40's and 50's and era that I love due to the retro furniture and cool outfits people would wear. I spent hours upon hours exploring the wasteland and coming across cool and scary things, and although the game is basically about life after the Nuclear war the world as people knew it was changed forever and in its place are new hybrids of not just animals but plants and humans. I was probably my most active exploring the outskirts of Fallout 4 but at the same would find myself utterly worried that I would get killed very quickly by a Deathclaw, the chameleon Deathclaw would be one of the worst ones if I'm honest, blending in with the background to jump out at anytime no thank you! But even if it is a little scary when the day is winding down and you're watching the sun go down between the trees, you know that there is so much more out there for you to find and the sunset is gorgeous.

Diversity and Gaming.

I feel like this is a subject that I'm constantly addressing and although some people may be fed up with it, it still needs to be addressed as many times as possible. I didn't a post about sexism and gaming back in Feb and even back then I was getting sick of peoples attitude towards women in the gaming world and the way I feel still hasn't changed, since then E3 have announced some kick-ass games a lot of which I will happily be getting and playing, a few of which have a strong female lead which is welcomed in the gaming world for me. Slowly people are coming around to the idea that women can be great lead roles and protagonists but when it comes to a game announcing that it's pushing things further and becoming more diverse by carrying on a storyline of Ellie being gay from The Last of Us DLC in The Last of Us 2, there was a lot of mixed emotions, some that weren't needed at all and show how homophobic the gaming world can be.

Why in this day and age are people still being homophobic? Its a question that baffles me a lot because love is love and people are free to love who they want (no I'm not on about child molesters and sex offenders and realise how people try to make out that predators are just as bad as someone who chooses to be gay). I've only played the last of us for a little while but I've watched streams of the main game and DLC and we have all known for a while now that one of the protagonists (Ellie) is gay.  Some people have been passing their homophobic attitude off as just wanting to play through the action but the story that comes along with the action is a huge part of the game, I love video games that follow a story I find it more enjoyable and a good story keeps me coming back. In the DLC for the first last of us, we see Ellie kiss a character called Riley.

PS4 Games for Beginners.

As someone that got back into gaming after years of stopping back in 2010 I think it was it took me a while to get used to the controls on games and I would often pick a game that I knew would be way too hard for me, my sisters would actually tell me games to try out that they knew I would be fine playing until I got used to using a gaming controller again. I wanted to put together a list of games for people who have just got into using a PS4 or come back to gaming like I did, please bear in mind a lot of these will be pretty easy to play and it doesn't make anyone an n00b for playing them.

First up is obviously Flower, I played this years ago now and it's finally available to play on PS4, it's not your typical game and is mostly relaxing, you will be able to explore beautiful landscapes and fly through flowers in order to grab the petals off of them. being able to go at your own pace in a video game when you first start can be a big upside especially when you have no idea what you're doing but with Flower is easy enough to work out. The doesn't have any narrative but has 6 different levels and in each of them your aim is to collect as many petals as you can and reach the end of that level, in the main menu the view through the window is of the city but you can change it by collecting three secret flowers from each level to the backdrop of mountains.

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture | PS4 Review

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: The Chinese Room / SCE Santa Monica Studio
PS4 Review

I saw people raving about this game so I jumped at my first chance at trying it, it's not your typical game and but the amount of work that went into the graphics and artwork shows. Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is a non-linear game, it allows you to freely roam around and explore your surroundings which is something that I always look for in a game, I'm not a huge fan of games that restrict where I can go. The game is set in England, in a small village where strange things have been going on, as the player you're trying to find where everyone is disappearing to and why I didn't want to spoil this game for myself so when I first started to play I didn't look up where to go or how to play I just explored and ended getting bored very quickly and stopped playing for ages until one day I decided I needed to finish it and get it out of my backlog and when I finally did I concentrated properly on where I was supposed to go.

The reason I got so lost is that the little wisps of light that you're meant to follow kept disappearing for ages for me and I got fed up trying to find them again, the second playthrough I tried to stay near in order to find out where I next needed to go to find a memory of someone who had gone missing in the village, whilst looking for these wisps and memories you will hear someone repeating numbers over and over again, this voice is either coming from a radio or a tv nearby, you could choose to turn them off if you wanted.

Fallout 76! A new kind of Fallout.

This week I had been sat watching Bethesda's twitch stream waiting for an announcement and finally they made it, I was starting to think weweres being trolled or that they were going to male us wait even longer but lucky for us  they didn't, I'm late to the Fallout games, but the first one I played was New Vegas back when my sister's used to play it, I wasn't that great at games and was awful at Fallout but since then my love for Fallout has grown, I know not everyone is a fan of Fallout 4 and they feel that the franchise was ruined by it but I loved it, dogmeat has to be my favourite aspect of the game even if he did get me killed a lot (forever stepping on those landmines).

Fallout 76 isn't something new, in fact, it's mentioned in some of the other games and what we do know about it is Fault 76 was a control vault which meant it wasn't for testing but instead it was used as a baseline, it housed 500 people and was programmed to open 20 years after the nuclear war and was due to open in 2097 which is over 60 years before the first Fallout takes place which means we may be seeing the events that happened before life in 2167 in southern California. From the look of the Fallout 76 trailer, the party is over and the vault seems very empty, I wonder if something went wrong or when the vault opened they all left quickly.

Gaming Backlog? I Have Huge One!

Lately I've been noticing an increase in people judging gamers for buying a new game before finishing the ones they have, I'm one of those people who will happily get a new game and still have a huge backlog because I admittedly do get bored of games even those games I love, it's nice to play something different and new, also if someone is building up a game collection for their console why can't they get a new game? My boyfriend and I have a nice little game collection already and we plan on adding more to it, I know a lot of you already know this but we have a gaming room, it's the place I spend most of my time other than my bed and I hope to fill it with even more games to build up a bigger collection, mostly for the PlayStation. If you had told me 10 years ago I would have my own gaming room and two different websites that I run I would probably tell you that's ridiculous and not something I would ever have or do, but because of my love and writing and gaming I have managed to start building up my very own gaming collection both in my home and in writing. I sat down with myself and gave myself a number of how many games I want to finish this year, I'm not on about trophies and more on about campaigns and stories to games that I want to get finished and so far these are the ones I have got done:

Life Is Strange Before the Storm:
I'm a huge fan of the first game and felt just as strongly about the second, I preordered the bundle on my birthday and finished it this year when the latest installment of the series came out, I had a lot of opinions when it came to this one as I felt Chloe didn't get as much focus on her as Rachel did but this didn't take away from the fact that it was put together really well and still pulled at my heart strings, the episode I was most disappointed with was the bonue episode Farewell where you can play as Max for one last time, I felt that it wa too short and you didn't really do much. Given it was a bonus episode so I shouldn't have expected too much but it felt like something was missing. If you want to read my thoughts on each episode you can find them below:

Episode 1 | 2 |

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