Ooohhh boy, here’s a question. So the game that I have, by far, the most hours in is undoubtedly World of Warcraft. Now, I wouldn’t say that his makes it my favourite game though. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with the MMO. I’ve played it since it first launched, and I am, without a doubt, the absolute worst World of Warcraft player ever. I spent most of my time in game either making new ALTs, losing battlegrounds, or fishing. It’s a strange experience. I quit the game cold turkey (for the umpteenth time) about 6 months ago, though this may be the first time I haven’t been tempted to go back.
The other games that probably have the most hours tossed into them are likely Overwatch, Day of Defeat and Team Fortress 2. I haven’t played the last two in a number of years, but I played a ton back in the day. I may not be the best FPS player around, or even a good one, but I’m probably the most patient one and the least competitive. I just want to relax and have fun, so I’m not one to play competitive matches, just jump into quick matches and play. I’m not one to engage in toxicity or drama, so most of my gaming tends to be in the chillest corners of any particular game I’m currently into.
Now, when it comes to a favourite game, I have to give a special shout out to The Last of Us, as that was the game that really pulled me out of a gaming rut and got me to fall back in love with gaming as a whole. At that point I wasn’t playing much other than WoW, and the world of gaming has losing its hooks in me. Then I played TLoU, and there it was. That feeling, That shiver you get when you play something truly special. It’s not that the gameplay is all that amazing, or that it was the perfect story. It was a combination of visuals and mechanics and sound and character that just made me incredibly invested. I think it;’s the high that all gamers are constantly chasing. That game that seeps into you so much that it’s all you think about morning and night.