On the tenth day of Blogmas

How many gifts in to the 12 days of Christmas/Blogmas are we now? Whatever it is there are quite a few that AmbiGaming has given us. She is very generous and intelligent that one. Have a look at her blog sometime and you will see what I mean, and if you haven’t already been following her you should be.

Let’s begin our gaming 12 days of Christmas once again…

12 days of Blogmas!

On the 1st day of Christmas, the gamers said to me: What are 12 favorite gaming memories?

On the 2nd day of Christmas, the gamers said to me: Tell us 11 games you love!

On the 3rd day of Christmas, the gamers said to me: What are 10 reasons you’d play a game?

On the 4th day of Christmas, the gamers said to me: Give us 9 games on your to-play list.

On the 5th day of Christmas, the gamers said to me: Eight characters you love!

On the 6th day of Christmas, the gamers said to me: Share seven of your favorite posts.

On the 7th day of Christmas, the gamers said to me: Tell us your six gaming/blogging resolutions

On the 8th day of Christmas, the gamers said to me: What are five games you’ve played more than once?

On the 9th day of Christmas, the gamers said to me: Share four dramatic/memorable game moments

On the 10th day of Christmas, the gamers said to me: What are three things you want gamers to know about games for the new year?

Now I was wondering about this day. Three things that I want gamers to know about games for the new year. Most of my advice is going to sound like common sense but I think, sometimes, these simple things need to be remembered.

Not every game is designed for you

Sometimes when you look at reviews, criticism of games on social media or comments elsewhere online you see games being unfairly criticised because of personal preference. Games are available for people of all ages, genders, races, etc, so just because it isn’t one that you want to play or isn’t your style doesn’t mean it is a bad game or needs criticised.

A “bad” game can still be enjoyable

Like before all sorts of people play games and one that is “bad”, poorly reviewed or criticised for whatever reason can still be enjoyed. They can still be good games for someone and become favourites for some reason. Opinions differ for whatever reason and sometimes that game that is unloved by the masses can be good for a group of others.

You can play on any difficulty you like

I thought really hard about if I really needed to say this but the amount of people online that make comments regarding difficulty and true gamers means I’m adding this. Easy is just as valid a difficulty to play on as extreme (or whatever the highest difficulty is in a given game). Playing on one doesn’t make you a true gamer versus the other. There are many reasons to play on a difficulty, just like there are many reasons to play a game so play on whatever difficulty that you want. Play a game how (and when) you want is basically what I need you to know and don’t listen to anyone who tries to tell you otherwise.

What do you want gamers to know for the new year?

7 thoughts on “On the tenth day of Blogmas

  1. These are all so important! I especially feel like the “not every game is for you” one is good for people to take to heart. It’s amazing that we live in a time where so many games come out that everyone can find a game they love. We don’t all have to enjoy the exact same games!

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