My Favorite Video Games By: Rick Holloway

The original Xbox console was released on November 15, 2001.

The Xbox 360 console was released on November 22, 2005.

The HP Laptop was released on October 15, 2009.

The Xbox One console was released on November 22, 2013.

I've been playing video games for as long as I can remember. I love the aspect of being in another world, leading a different life, having different experiences. Video games are able to create any environment you could possibly think of. From vast, far stretching fields, to dark, cramped under-sea caves, there isn't any world a video game can't create for you! And that's what I love about them.

We'll next be getting into some of my favorite games, one for each console, and in the same order.

Release Date: February 11, 2003. Xbox (original)

Vexx is a semi open world, 3rd person, adventure game. The end goal of Vexx is to collect every heart in every stage of the game. Hearts can be collected by completing challenges around the stage the player is currently in. After a certain amount of hearts is collected, a new stage is unlocked. The stages are unlocked in the following order: 1, 2, 5, 11, 18, 26, 34, 42, 50, and 60. I still have the game, and have yet to beat the end boss, no matter how many times I try.

Release Date: November 11, 2011. Xbox 360

The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is a vast, open world, RPG that tests the players' problem solving, reasoning, and resource managing skills. There are multiple quest lines in Skyrim, but the goal of the main one, is to kill the evil dragon known as Alduin. The player is known as the Dragonborn, which is a mortal with dragon blood coursing through their veins. The player is able to use a variety of melee and ranged weapons, as well as a variety of magical spells, both offensive and defensive. I have around 1 week total logged on this game, and I'm not stopping there.

Release Date: April 11, 2011. HP Laptop

Portal is a puzzle based game, where the player needs to use a portal launching gun to make their way through the different levels. The goal of the game is to make it to the evil AI, Glados, and shut her down for good. I played through the entire game in 1 sitting. It took me around 9 hours, but I got it done.

Release Date: September 5, 2016. Xbox One

Minecraft is a survival based sandbox game where the only real objective is survive. The player can break and place the different blocks in the world. Additionally, the player can use existing blocks to create new ones. The game has two optional bosses the player can face. Boss 1 is known as the Ender Dragon. It is basically just you average, purple-fire breathing dragon. Boss 2 is known as the Wither. It is a 3-headed, flying, skeletal monstrosity. Both bosses are fairly easy to beat. I currently have about 5 days logged on this game, and I expect to double that within the year.

My favorite game genre is Action.

Halo 1 Released: November 15, 2001.

The Halo series is as action packed as it gets! The main protagonist, The Master Chief, is pitted against an entire army of alien combatants, basically all on his own. With a variety of both human, and alien weaponry, the player is tasked with destroying all opposition standing between them, and the end of the level. Each game in the series has gotten progressively worse, in my opinion. Halo 2 was really the high point of the Halo franchise, but that's just me.

Call of Duty Classic Released: October 29, 2003

The Call of Duty franchise has been around for as long as the Xbox 360 itself. The game is your basic first person shooter. Even though each game is pretty much just a better version of the last, they still manage to seem like a fresh new experience every time. I wouldn't say I'm the best at the game, closer to the worst in fact, but I still enjoy the occasional session. My brother Nicky though, that's a whole different story, dude is like a god when he plays.

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Interested In Video Gaming as much as I am? Then try Rooster Teeth's Gaming Podcast: "The Patch" Episode 1. (of 188)

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