Recently, the UWB/CC Campus Library has expanded its video game selection by now including games from the latest generation of consoles such as the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch! I grew up playing video games and even though I’m a lot a busier as a college student, I still try to work in some gaming time every now and then to relieve stress. Some of the video games that I’ve enjoyed are now available to check out in the library and here is my experience playing them.

  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4 and Xbox One)
    • Red Dead Redemption 2 was one of those “don’t judge a book by its cover” situations for me because I wasn’t totally drawn to the whole Wild West cowboy idea at first, but, boy did it really fool me. It threw me on a long emotional roller coaster where the storyline and gameplay really makes players invested in how they make choices because they are consequential to the main character development of Arthur Morgan. What I also liked about the game is its attention to detail. Who doesn’t love a game with a ton of customizations? You can customize clothing, weapons, and even your horse. There are a ton of things to accomplish aside from main missions on this open-world map. It’s a ton of fun! This is definitely a game that is worth the time and effort playing!
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  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (PS4).
    • Playing as your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is a nice and lighthearted game if you’re looking for something that you can easily pick up and play for an hour at a time. Being a computer science nerd, I really appreciate the swing mechanics that the developers used in the game. It makes swinging through the city of New York seamless and extremely satisfying! You also get to unlock different Spider-Man suits that come with unique abilities and the option to upgrade gadgets. Like most games, there are side missions that you can do to gain experience points and to progress the story. Easily one of my favorite games of the year.
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  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)
    • Out of all the Legend of Zelda games, Breath of the Wild is the “wildest” one I’ve played. See what I did there? I’ll try my best to summarize this super packed game into a paragraph. First off, the visuals and soundtrack of the game is unlike any other game Nintendo has done in the past. The map in this game is huge. As you travel, you will enter across different climate regions with dynamic weather where you can discover hundreds of shrines and find Korok seeds needed to upgrade your inventory slots. In the game, you play as Link and you’re trying to recollect your past and defeat Ganon in order to free Princess Zelda. There is so much more to this game than I am trying to put into words so I hope that you just check out the game for yourself and have a great experience.
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Overall, I am looking forward to more games that will be added to the collection in the future and hopefully with more games I’ll be able to share my new experiences in a future blog post! If you find yourself on campus needing a break, you can come to the ARC Gaming area located on the first floor across the street from the library where you can play video and board games.

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