I began by watching my dad play games like Diablo, Wolfenstein, Half-Life, and Red Alert. He would let me take a turn or come with him to LAN parties sometimes, and then eventually I was playing those games with my dad and his friends. I can still remember playing RISK or Rayman for PlayStation and how excited I was when my uncle gave me his Nintendo 64, with Mortal Kombat, Ocarina of Time, and Starfox 64. I used to save up all year in anticipation of whatever game I was most excited for, planning and saving months and months ahead.
Well here I am now, 19 years old and writing a semi-successful personal blog about all kinds of stuff at youngmelonworld.blogspot.com. I experimented with a few game related posts, and I found that my personal blog's audience was willing to learn about but not already that much into games, and so I've decided that Dtoid would reach my target audience. Special thanks to my good friend Patrick, who goes by werebear here, for introducing me to this site.
I enjoy looking a little deeper into games and asking a lot of questions. I find critical thinking to really enhance my gaming experience.
Dungeons of Dredmor
The Binding of Isaac
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Some of My Favorite Games of All Time:
Team Fortress 2
Westwood Studios RTS Games
Command and Conquer (Series)*
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game
Maybe some of you out there have a little sister, and maybe she's getting into video games, or maybe you would like her to increase her awesomeness while being a good big brother/sister by doing so. Plants Vs. Zombies is a great game to introduce a cool little sister to. My (at the time) nine-year-old sister walked in and saw me playing this gem once and asked if she could have a turn. I made her a profile and off she went.
My sister played for over an hour and never had to ask for help. The reading level was such that she was able to easily understand and laugh along with the game, and every so often, she would turn to me while giggling and saying things like "Who would even live next to zombies?!" between snickers. She perfectly understands the absurdity of the entire game as much as the rest of us adults and almost-adults do, and it's that simplicity behind a game and its story that is so deceptive, hiding how complex it really is, that brought us all into gaming in the first place. We still look back on those games we started on with nostalgia and the urge to replay them, and my sister still asks if she can play PvZ on my computer.
It's primarily a PC game, but it's also sold for iOS and Nintendo DS.
Oh, and if you haven't played this yet, do so. The patch notes for God's new Commandments mentions that not playing PvZ is a sin now.
The usual price is $9.99, but for the next eleven-and-a-half hours, Plants Vs. Zombies is $1.99 on Steam: