On the tenth day of Blogmas, the gamers asked of me, three things gamers should know about games.
Nearly there! There are only two more days after this, and Athena’s crack team of blog-tastic writers continue apace! Today is about things gamers should know about games. I’m not too sure how to interpret that, but let’s give it a shot anyway!
1. Don’t let people tell you what to play
Games are fun, and you should have fun playing them. Whether this fun comes from a whimsical 3D world to explore, or a brutal horror-fest, if you’re enjoying it then more power to you! Don’t let people tell you that you shouldn’t enjoy the game you’re currently playing, or that you’re wrong for liking something that’s a ‘bad’ game. that isn’t to say that recommendations are a bad thing, though. You do you.
2. Don’t be a prat about what other people are playing
You do you, so let other people be too. Just because someone is playing something you don’t like doesn’t give you the right to berate them. There’s nothing wrong with sharing an opinion (in a respectful way) and having a discussion, of course. In fact this is a great way to make friends. But don’t be an arse about it! Be open minded. You may be surprised at what you enjoy.
3. Play the games you buy…if you want to
That backlog is not a list of shame, but a list of options. When you’re done with your current blockbuster, when you’re short of money, or when you just don’t know what to play, you always have those options available. Don’t feel obliged to play them. Dip into them if and when you’re ready. And if you’re not having fun? Chalk it up as a loss and move on. You don’t have to force yourself to have fun if you aren’t.
Honestly, I think these three are kind of the same thing looking back. But I’m writing from a place of honesty with them, so take it as you will. What would you like all gamers to know?