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  • Tony Meyer

Gamers Unite!

Today in the world, there are so many negative things going on, and with us all stuck at home there are only a few things we can do to bring up our spirits. For us gamers out there, we have so much time now to sit and try new games we haven’t played yet or to relive our favorite classics..and no one can yell at us for playing for hours since there's nothing else to do! As we all go on this journey together, I wanted to share some of my personal favorite video games that I have been playing over the past month.

When this first started, I was trying to figure out what games I wanted to dive back into and there was no better play than Zelda Ocarina of Time for the Nintendo 64. What can I say about this game that hasn’t already been said? Nothing! It is a pure masterpiece that you can get lost in for hours and days with the best story in a Zelda game and beautiful music you can’t go wrong. This is truly my number 1 desert island video game of all time.

As much as I love Zelda, I wanted to play something with a little more fast paced action and I kept switching between Halo: Combat Evolved and DOOM. Both of these first person shooters start off easy but as you go the game ramps up in action and challenge. Both also have amazing soundtracks but nothing is like the first time you hear the Halo theme as you chase down aliens on beach! Just as I was trying to pick my next game to play Between Zelda Breath of the Wild...AGAIN or Grand Theft Auto III, Nintendo dropped Animal Crossing New Horizons in our laps and it was just what we needed! If you like games where the time just disappears then this is the game for you. I have been a fan of this series since it was first released on the Nintendo GameCube! If you are not familiar with these games, basically you get land, get a job, fish, catch bugs, make money and expand! It is so much fun with so many things to unlock you will have a reason to play everyday.

There are so many games I have that I still want to play during this time but I always seem to go back to some of my old favorites and classics. I can jump from NES to something on my iPad to a new game on PS4, but listed above is what I have been playing so far.

I’ve also included my top ten games to be trapped inside with, what are you playing now or want to play?

1. Animal Crossing New Horizons (Switch)

2. Zelda Ocarina of Time (N64)

3. Resident Evil (NGC)

4. Chrono Trigger (SNES)

5. Halo: Combat Evolved (Xbox)

6. Grand Theft Auto III (PS2)

7. Zelda Breath of the Wild (Switch)

8. The Last of US (PS3)

9. DOOM (PC)

10. M.C. Kids (NES)

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