The time has come for us to bring out our fiery swords and shine a light on the world of gaming. If you want to dominate, conquer, and be at the top of the gamers’ list, you need to learn the essentials of it. Here’s a guide to the gaming world:
Different Types of Video Games
Coming up with a list of the different video game types has been quite a challenge for us because video games encompass various categories. However, since we’re talking about conquering the gaming world, we’ve decided that we should discuss the ones at the top of the pyramid.
Simply known as FPS, first-person shooter games are arguably the most popular type of games in whatever part of the globe. FPS games allow you to shoot rivals from a first-person perspective. It may not sound as exciting, but if you add the elements of monsters, zombies, massive guns, and other players trying to shoot you, you’d have all the necessary ingredients for an action-packed game.
Next on our list are RPGs or role-playing games. If you want a gaming experience where the limits of your imagination are torn down, this is the game for you. The backbone of an RPG gameplay lies in doing the main quests that follow the game’s story.
However, the functions of the game are not limited to this. Role-playing games allow you to do whatever you want within the confines of the game.
Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games
If you think the RPG mentioned above is the epitome of imaginative games, think again. With the rise of fast and reliable internet connections, RPGs are taken to the next level to give birth to MMORPGs, or massively multiplayer online role-playing games.
The features of MMORPGs are almost the same as RPGs, but with one bonus — you get to interact with people from virtually everywhere. However, MMORPGs take up huge storage spaces in both the hard drive and RAM of your console. That’s why you should probably invest in a desktop computer specifically built for gaming if you wish to maximize your experience in this type of video game.
Multiplayer Online Battle Arena
Another addition to online gameplay is MOBA games, which means “multiplayer online battle arena.” MOBA games are the fusion between RTA and RPG because you need to strategize to win. However, instead of building structures or commanding colonies, you control one hero or character.
A MOBA game may last for 30 minutes or more and is played online by a team. If you’ve heard of Defense of the Ancients or Dota, then you know what we’re talking about.
The Multiple Platforms of Gaming
Since the dawn of video games, the platforms in which this form of entertainment can be played have also been developed. From only being able to play in arcade centers, video games are now available for anyone and anywhere because of the individualization of these gaming units.
When it comes to convenience, personal computers go at the top of the list of gaming platforms. Personal computers can either be a desktop computer or a laptop.
What makes them a great choice is that different parts can be modified and upgraded to suit your gaming needs. Aside from that, not only can you use it for gaming but work or other tasks as well.
Video Game Consoles
Besides personal computers, there are also other entertainment units out there that are specifically made for video gaming. These units are called video game consoles.
The most popular video game consoles are PlayStation and Xbox. These platforms are connected to a monitor and a controller, but there are also handheld devices like the Nintendo Switch or PSP that have their built-in peripherals.
Mobile Gaming Platforms
Video gaming can now be done anywhere, as the popularity of mobile games continues to rise tremendously. This brings us to the last type of platform on our list, the mobile gaming platform.
One disadvantage of mobile gaming platforms is that many games are only available on PC and consoles. On the other hand, this is complemented by the fact that thousands of other games can be played on mobile gaming platforms.
There’s no doubt anymore that video games are beneficial to our well-being. The key to a safe and healthy gaming experience is, as with anything else, moderation. If you can still take care of yourself and your relationships, there’s probably no harm in playing video games. However, it’s important to note that the skills we develop in video gaming depend on the type of games we play. That’s why it’s important for us to understand them better.