Yes, you read the title of this post right, I am attempting another challenge for this blog. This time I am fairly confident that I stand a good chance of completing this one. So, let’s not waste any more time, as today I want to talk about the Five Game Challenge!
A few days ago, I was reading through some blogs, when I came across a post on Time to Loot. Naithin explained about a challenge he did last year, in which he had to pick only five games and he could only play those five games for an entire year. The next part of that challenge was to then only play those five games for an entire month. This year, Naithin invited other gamers to give this challenge a go and I thought it was such a fun idea, that I thought I would attempt this challenge.
As with all challenges, there are a couple of rules for picking your five games. They are as follows:
- You can only pick and play five games.
- You are not restricted to one gaming platform.
- All DLC and expansions are included with your pick and do not take up another choice.
- Mods are accepted.
- For a game series, each entry is is own pick.
As far as challenge rules go, these are pretty fair and I think I can work with these. It does mean I can’t simply say the Assassin’s Creed series is one pick but being able to include DLC and expansions will help me out a lot.
The Five Picks.
We’ve now reached the part of the post that most people are mostly interested- the games I’ve picked.
Final Fantasy XIV.
OK, my first pick has to go to the MMO, Final Fantasy XIV. At the moment, I am playing through the story with my boyfriend and it would be a little annoying if we could not progress for a month. Alos, as expansions are included, that means we have a lot of content to get through. At the moment, we are only focussing on the main story, but there are also the side quests, additional jobs and seasonal events for us to complete.So, if we were limited to a handful of games to play across an entire year, then an MMO like Final Fantasy XIV, would be able to fill a lot of time.
The Elder Scrolls Online.
Speaking of MMOS, my second pick has to be The Elder Scrolls Online. Like with Final Fantasy XIV, I play ESO with a friend and it would be a shame to miss out on playing this game them. With my main character, with which I complete all the PvE content with, I still have plenty of content to complete. In fact, I have all the content aside from the main game to complete. Yes, I get distracted easily and ESOis a game full of distractions.
Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition.
OK, let’s move away from the MMOs. I decided that for my third pick I needed a game that would offer a decent amount of playtime and I felt that Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition fitted the bill nicely. Firstly, this is one of my favourite RPGs, alongside the likes of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Baldur’s Gate and Final Fantasy X. It has also been quite some time since I last played Idragon Age: Origins, so I felt now would be a great time to revisit. Plus, by choosing the ultimate edition, all the DLC and the expansion, Awakening, is also included, giving me a seriously large amount of fantasy RPG goodness to play through!
Fire Emblem: Three Houses.
My next pick is a game I’m currently playing through, Fire Emblem: Three Houses. I love the Fire Emblem series and I happily will replay these games over and over again; which is a goiod thing, considering I still have two of the houses to play with. It has taken me nearly 25 hours to get half through the game with one house, so I guess I still have plenty of game time with the game. PLuse, Fire Emblem: Three Housesdoes have DLC, which adds more quests and characters to play around with. Perhaps by focussing on a handful of games, I may be able to finish the game?
For the final game, I wanted one that I could take at my own pace and didn’t rely on me saving the world from an impending doom. That is the reason why Stardew Valley takes the final place. On Steam, I have put over fifty hours into Stardew Valley and I still haven’t gotten to the end. I feel like Stardew Valley will offer something a little different to my other choices, which should help prevent me from feeling burnt out. I recently picked up a physical copy of it for my PS4, so this event offers me the opportunity to pick the game up once more!
So those are my five games. Now, the challenge, fortunately, won’t last for an entire year. Instead, for November, I will try and only play the five games I have chosen. I’m feeling pretty optimistic that I will be able to complete the challenge. Every Monday, I will post a brief challenge update, so you guys can see how I’m doing.
And that’s it for this post. What do you think of my picks? What games would you choose if you were restricted to playing only five games? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll talk to you soon!