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Essays 11 September 2020, 15:09

author: Aleksandra Sokolska

How to Start Playing Video Games? 9 Perfect Games for Beginners

What games should you recommend to a friend who wants to start playing? Maybe you yourself would like to get hooked, but don't know where to start? This selection of games will let you pick up the perfect game to start the gaming adventure with.

Night in the Woods

  1. Release date: 2017
  2. Genre: narrative adventure with platformer elements
  3. Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
  4. A game for: Twin Peaks lovers who want a calm, but supernatural small-town vibe

Want a game about cool kids from a province? Driving pick-ups with friends, growing up in a drowsy town hiding a secret that sort of thing? Well, Night in the Woods isn't really like that. But it definitely has secrets and friendship.

In Night in the Woods, you play as Mae, a feisty cat who returns to her hometown after being kicked out of college. You're trying to reconnect with a pack of friends: a fatalistic crocodile Bea, a hyperactive Fox Greg, and an introvert bear Angus. The pack of friends explore the city together, build relationships, and try to solve the mystery of Mae's friend's disappearance from years ago. In the background, we watch small-town life, unemployment and supernatural events.

The game offers intuitive controls, simple minigames, and an interesting system of building relationships, which every morning has the player chose the friend they'll spend the day with. This provides unique scenes that let you get to know Bea, Greg and Angus better.

The game proves intensely melancholic and uncompromising in showing the slow, economic decline of small American towns in the Rust Belt and that is, in my opinion, its greatest advantage the narrative is very subtle and at the same time down-to-earth.

RULE #2

Not everyone likes playing, but everyone loves good stories. Games with great stories are the best choice for beginners. This is a way to make sure the adventure will be engaging.

Life is Strange

Life is Strange

A Way Out

A Way Out

Firewatch

Firewatch

Night in the Woods

Night in the Woods

Journey

Journey

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

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