Creepers (and Skeletons) Be Creeping

Double Jump Kris MiiOctober is flying by, isn’t it? We’re already halfway done!

Rachel did a post about us getting Minecraft recently for a couple of our computers. While we haven’t played too much with it, we’re both enjoying it. This post is just about my perspective of the game.

Minecraft was never a game I was interesting in playing when it first appeared on the market. In fact, I thought it looked utterly ridiculous. I enjoy games that have compelling stories and characters with goals to head towards, with a healthy dose of exploration. Minecraft seemed to be all about exploration without an end in mind. I mean, sure, there were some boss characters that you could defeat, but there were so many loops and hurdles to go through in order to get to said bosses that it didn’t sound that enjoyable.

We only got mildly interested in the game due to some of our favorite YouTubers doing a Let’s Play series of the game. With the goal of defeating certain bosses, the YouTubers gave themselves the challenge of one life — once you died, you were out of the game. No respawns. It brought a sense of suspense, and it was helpful that the YouTubers are hilariously entertaining.

Anyway, while our XBox 360 version of the game wasn’t that great, we’ve been enjoying the computer version. And, surprisingly, Rachel and I aren’t falling into our usual co-op roles.

Usually, when Rachel and I play a game together, I’m the one diving into the fights, taking care of enemies, and moving forward. Rachel loves to collect the treasure and money, being sure that we leave no stone unturned (or, in the case of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, no pot unbroken) lest we miss something while exploring.

Minecraft, though? Here I go mining underground to explore the caves and see what kind of materials I can find for the crafting table and furnace, while Rachel is outside beating up skeletons and zombies. I thought I would be the one protecting our base while being ready to be blown up by creepers while Rachel takes care of the shelter, but it’s been the other way around. It’s definitely an interesting twist in our usual roles, and it signifies our growth, if you will, in playing games.

While I hope I’ll get used to the controls enough to jump into fights more often, switching up our usual roles is rather entertaining.

Meet DeeJay – Gaming Wishlist

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As many of you know, we recently bought a heavy-duty gaming laptop from a good friend of ours. Barely a year old, only used for six months, the Alienware computer was a steal. We’re definitely excited for all the new gaming possibilities it brings us!

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A few months ago, we bought a desktop together mainly for gaming. But we ended up using it more so for blogging and graphics and The Sims. But now we can get as many games as we want!

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Rather, as many games as the laptop will allow us, which will be a decent amount I’m sure, haha! On the top of my list of games is Batman: The Telltale Series, the visual novel, choose-your-own-adventure type of game. I’ve heard plenty of positive reviews about it, and I can’t wait until I can splurge and buy it!

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The top one on my list is Stardew Valley. While I liked the Harvest Moon games (but couldn’t stick with them too long) I’ve heard so many great things about Stardew Valley. 

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That sounds fun as well, especially since I am a Harvest Moon fan. I would love to give Overwatch a try as well. The online aspect would certainly be a throwback to when I played City of Heroes!

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Overwatch definitely looks like a good one! Especially since we don’t play that type of game often. I also want to put Minecraft on there as well. I think we’d have a lot of fun with that.  

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Minecraft would be awesome! We’ll be awful at it, haha! I would love to get into some MMORPGs like World of Warcraft or Warhammer again.

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We’ll just have to get all the games from Steam. Plus more. Either way, we’re going to put this laptop to good use! 

What games are on your wishlist?