My dream video game to watchI would love to watch a game that took place somewhere breathtakingly beautiful, like a beach in Bali. I would want to hear the sounds of the ocean, the waves, the birds, the wind in the trees. In my opinion, tropical locales are under represented in video games.
Like my sister gamer wives, I prefer games with puzzles that I can help my husband solve. Wouldn't it be nice to stroll along the shore unlocking riddles and uncovering clues? Perhaps there is a loose story line wherein you are stranded on the island and need to solve the puzzles to earn food and clothes and other supplies, like frozen strawberry margaritas.
My dream video game to playI know, I know, I don't like to play. I like to watch. But, I feel like I am missing out. My husband plays video games for many reasons. One of which, I am sure, is to escape. He has this vehicle that actively allows him to get lost in a different place, a different story. I have never been good at doing that. I read, yes, but mostly magazines and realistic fiction. I write, yes, but mostly about his hobby.
Basically, I dream of a game that would open up my imagination. One that would totally engross me. My mind is so closed that I can't even fathom what I would want to do or accomplish or conquer in a game like this. I do know that it would have to require a ridiculously simple controller, be side scrolling and by no means require me to change any camera angle, ever.
My dream video game for the hubs to playI dream of a game that has little dialogue of its own so my husband can actually talk to me while he plays. I dream of a game that has many, frequent save points so I don't feel bad when I accidentally linger in front of the screen as the enemy approaches. I dream of a game that, somehow, still allows my husband to play even though he is both helping me fold laundry and giving me a foot massage. And, maybe, just maybe, when he beats it, people everywhere will finally be judged, not on the color of their skin, but on the content of their character. Oh, and it also transports us to a beach in Bali.