I’m not a League of Legends pro. I’ve played a fair number of matches though. I understand the mechanics, I understand the gameplay, I understand the tactics.
At least I thought I did… Until I watched a stream of pros playing the game.
The action was moving so fast, and the jargon was so thick I could barely make sense of what I was seeing. It really drove home both the true complexity of the game and an appreciation of the skills needed to play at the professional level.
It also reinforced for me how difficult it is to communicate what’s going on the game, let alone understand.
I started this post as my favorite game of all time. I couldn’t narrow it down. So, instead, I decided to instead do my favorite game of 2017.
I actually wanted to title it My Favorite Game of 2017 That Wasn’t A Game I Made – (See Super Lucky’s Tale), but it seemed a little wordy… and my grammar checker yelled at me.
Even still, honestly, it was kind of hard. Being in the industry, I play a lot of games… Like a lot a lot. I don’t actually finish many, being a parent – that’s pretty hard – but I play a lot, and across a lot of platforms/devices.
So, narrowing it down to my favorite game of just this year proved a bit of a challenge, but thinking through it (and checking various sites to see if the games I was thinking about were actually released this year) it came down to one.
“So, what are you playing right now?” “The new DLC for Horizon Zero Dawn came out. Thought I check it out.” “That’s the game with the robot dinosaurs?” “… Yes.” “Can I ask another question?” “Is it about the robot dinosaurs?” “No. It’s about the DLC.” “Sure. What’s the question?” “What is DLC?”Continue reading “DLC – Quick Explanation for Busy Parents”