Asking For a Gamer: Top Five Picks For Noobs

Lucas Gardner
ljgardner@lc.edu

 

Hello and welcome to my next edition of asking for a gamer! This months  question is,

“What are the top five games for noobs!?”

Even though it’s tough to pick five games from a vast amount of games. It all depends on what you look for in a gaming experience. I started out on the Nintendo 64, playing Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time and Super Mario 64. Which is mostly puzzles and a little bit of story. So, let’s start there.

My number one pick would be Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. With this game, you get a little bit of everything. The games are mostly linear but not so restricting that you just blast through the story without getting to walk around and discover the world that is Hyrule. In this game, you play as the hero of time Link. You will travel the land of Hyrule and fight through nine temples and dungeons. Each has their own challenges and puzzles. There are several side quests to do while you’re waiting or just don’t feel like doing the next dungeon.

My number two pick would have to be Call of Duty. This game allows you to experience the first-person shooter game and all its glory. It’s pretty standard for the typical gamer to play this game even if it’s not your favorite it’s pretty easy and the controls are not hard to understand. Once you are ready to tackle the beast that is an online player versus player or PVP you can switch to that and see how you like it. The controls are the same but there are a team mechanic learning curve and a good chance that people will be rude if you aren’t as good as them.

Number three! This is personally one of my favorite games and I have 450 hours of gameplay in it and that is The Elder Scrolls 5 Skyrim. If you are looking for a vast land to discover, dungeons to delve into, or if your interested in semi-complex politics you’re gonna wanna play this. This game has a huge land to discover a pretty good storyline and tons of caves, forts, and towns to travel to. Lots of enemies to face off with and quite a few tricks, traps and puzzles. It even has a bit of mystery for you to uncover. It has a full nonlinear story and open world.

Number four! If you are looking for a solid puzzle game with a bit of a story, I suggest the Portal series. This game has you advancing to various levels that gradually get more difficult the farther you get. This game doesn’t have a huge world or complex lore that you need to know in order to understand what you have to do no. It’s simple, figure out what to do and how to do it. There are several levels over the series and each one makes you think about what you need to do. If you are looking to wrap your brain and really do some problem solving this is the game for you.

And finally number five the Bioshock series. This is one of my all time favorite game series. If you are looking for a bit of spook, cool powers and guns with a story that throws you flat on your face after completing it. These games have a really solid first-person shooter RPG style to them you are faced with decisions and consequences for those decisions also rewards. Each game has you playing a different character in each, however, Bioshock and Bioshock 2 are directly after each other. Bioshock infinite is separate from the previous two. This game features 40’s sounding music that’s kind of eerie. These games are pretty dark and scary but equally action-packed.

Well, this concludes this month’s Asking for a Gamer! I hope you all enjoyed this article and I hope that you take the time to research these games and see if it may be something you’re interested. Thanks for reading!

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