How the gameplay went according to my expectations: In Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, the gameplay went according to my expectations from when I had last played. As for NBA 2K16, my gameplay went as planned and won the two quick games I played.
Duration of my gameplay: Roughly three hours (two playing Assassins Creed Syndicate, one hour playing NBA 2K16)
Title of the game(s): Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, NBA 2K16
Platform: Xbox One
If any other members of the gaming community took part: All of my gameplay this week was solo play.
Welcome to the entry for week four of BoScorvat’s gaming blog! To start this week’s entry I am going to discuss why I chose the games I did play during this last week and how the titles came into my gaming world. Additionally, I will explain my reaction to the game in the moment and if I had any thoughts afterwards. I will also describe how gaming has affected me –before, during and after I played. Finally, I will discuss what I have learned about my own gaming habits.
Since I knew I had almost completed all of the side missions in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, I decided that it was time to go back and try to finish them all. I got into the series after I played Assassin’s Creed Black Flag, with the strategy that went into how you completed each mission drawing me into the entire series. That’s why when Syndicate was announced, pre-ordering it was a no-brainer for me.
I chose to play a couple games of NBA this week because I hadn’t played the game in a while and wanted to keep my skills up just in case my brother challenged me to a game. Although NBA 2K16 was the first basketball game I have owned, I was pleasantly surprised with the likeness the game had. That’s why I decided to pick it up new in 2016 since I heard it got good reviews and and it was on sale for $40 on Boxing Day.
For Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, my reaction in the moment was that the game was still how I remembered it, with its smooth gameplay and amazing graphics. After I finished the remaining side-missions, my thoughts were ones of satisfaction and relief that I had completed the game in its entirety before the newest installment in the series is released in a few weeks.
In NBA 2K16, my in-game reaction (especially in the first game) was one of frustration since I have not played in quite awhile. After I settled into the controls and such again, this frustration settled into enjoyment. After I had finished playing, my thoughts on the game remained the same even if I did have a little trouble in the beginning.
Usually I go play video games because I’m looking for something to do. Before I played Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and NBA 2K16 this week I was feeling excited to get back into a few games I haven’t played recently. During gameplay, the idea of assisting Charles Darwin get back a stolen, rare orchid from the Templars and running up the scoreboard with Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors is satisfying and makes me feel that I’ve completed the job. When I finished playing both games, I had a feeling of completeness and achievement being able to complete a game and being able to still keep in a game I haven’t played recently.
I would definitely describe my gaming being meticulous. My desire to go back and completely finish Syndicate is a testiment of this. Wanting to keep at the top of my game and going back to old games is another habit of my gaming life that was apart of this weeks gaming experience.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Ubisoft. 2013. Video Game
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. Ubisoft. 2015. Video Game
NBA 2K16. 2K Sports. 2015. Video Game.
Xbox One. Microsoft. 2013. Console.