Anybody who has been around gaming for any amount of time, knows that there is a game out there for everyone. How do you go about finding it though? The process is probably different for each person, but at some point, you find a game that just feels right.
For me, finding the right game requires trying out many different games in a genre. Let’s take MOBAs for instance. There is a plethora of games that are classified as MOBAs, but they all have different mechanics that make some people love them and some people hate them. Let’s look at a few of them and the different mechanics that go along with them.
1. League of Legends – LOL has been the king of MOBAs for many years now. They constantly update the game to change balancing of heroes and gear, while also adding more of each. It’s your standard 3 lane push MOBA, where you must destroy towers to get to your enemy’s base. It takes skill to succeed LOL, but once you get to that level it’s a great time. One of the biggest issues with LOL, in my opinion is the toxicity towards new players. The community is very toxic and it is enough to push new players to other games.
2. DOTA 2 – DOTA 2 is another big name in the MOBA genre. It’s very similar to League of Legends, but the heroes and the jungle (area between lanes) are completely different. I honestly haven’t put a lot of time into DOTA 2 however, so it’s hard for me to give you a whole lot of information on it. I will say that the community seems to be a whole lot less toxic, judging from the few games that I have played.
3. SMITE – Of all the MOBAs that I will talk about, SMITE is my favorite. I have spent a lot of time on SMITE on both PC and Xbox One and can honestly say that it is the one for me. SMITE is a third person MOBA where all the other MOBAs I’ve played are top down. In my opinion it makes it easier to land my skill shots, as I’m playing it as I would any third person shooter. The heroes in this game are all gods from mythology which is another thing I love. As I said, finding your game is all about playing many games until you find the one that feels best to you.
There are many genres of gaming, and many games within that genre. Go out and find the one that is meant for you. I will tell you that my wife enjoys gaming, and she’ll play Call of Duty with me because it’s what I like to play, but for her, the shooter made for her is Plants VS Zombies. Again, it took her playing many games, but that is the one that she enjoys.
How do you find your favorite games? Do you just know from watching videos that you must have a game, or do you have to play many different games to find the one that “calls” to you? Let me know in the comments below, and thanks for visiting.