I have always enjoyed video games, especially since my generation is born in the age of technology. I never had to deal with bad quality 2d games. (Nothing against them! I lot of them are very amazing, I mean who doesn’t love Mario or Pacman?)
My dad recently purchased the XBOX ONE and ever since then I have been really into gaming. I am no pro, but I am slowly getting better. I think gaming has actually taught me a lot about strategy, skills, and survival.
A few really good games that I am playing now are…
- Ori and the Blind Forest: I just finished this game quite recently (Okay, I finished it two times within the span of 2 weeks) and I can safely say that this is one of the best video games I have EVER played. The graphics are incredible, the soundtrack is so beautiful, and the storyline is very mystical. It reminds me of Legend of Zelda and a fairytale mixed together. I HIGHLY recommend this game if you have the XBOX ONE, or a PC. It is kind of an underrated game for some reason, but trust me it is amazing.
Age: I think an appropriate age to play this game is 12 and up. I do not think it is violent at all, but it can be very challenging, and that is why I say 12 and up. A 5 year old could play it and not be scared, but that doesn’t mean that he/she will be good at it. It is officially rated E for everyone.
2. Halo: The Master Chief Collection: I know, I know, you already know about Halo and how great it is, but just saying, if you’re a new gamer like me, then you will love this game. It is not too hard for beginners, and the graphics are very impressive. I have just finished Halo 2 and am now on Halo 3, and I have played a ton of the multiplayer games (Spartan Ops) which are also very good, and I think this is not too violent.
Age: In my opinion, this game is very appropriate for 12 and up. For some strange reason it is rated M 17+, and in my opinion it should be rated Teen or something of the sort. There is little to no swearing, and very little blood. (Unless green and blue alien blood counts) so I think it’s very appropriate.
3. Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition: I have never played any of the other Tomb Raider games so Tomb Raider is fairly new to me, but as I am almost done with the game I can say that it is very close to being one of my favorite games ever. The story line is fantastic, Lara Croft is very brave and strong, and the graphics are amazing. Her face is very detailed and I am very shocked at how realistic it is.
Age: This is one of the more violent games, if not the most violent games I have ever played, so I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone under the age of 15. (Unless she/he is very mature.) It is very graphic, and it contains a ton of swear words, so it is for mature gamers. I have seen my fair share of gore and violence so this game is not violent at all to me, but to others who are more sensitive, this can be very frightening to play. I still highly recommend it.
I am slowly branching out to the more mature games, and I am really enjoying the new games so far. I used to play stuff like Super Mario brothers, Super Mario Galaxy 1 and then 2, The Legend of Zelda, etc. So this is quite a change for me, but I am really enjoying the detailed graphics.
I am now playing Shadow of Mordor, which is arguably one of the most detailed and good quality games out there. I will tell you what I think of it later on. It is actually very hard so far.
Thanks for reading and if anybody has any good recommendations for the Xbox One please leave them in the comments below! I would love to play some of your favorites!