Single-player titles to win over your girlfriend
February 14, 2010
Single-player titles to win over
By Dakota Grabowski
These are games that your girlfriend can play all by her lonesome
Are you afraid of your girlfriend screwing up your kill/death ratio in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2? Maybe a little concerned that she’ll screw up your win percentage in Street Fighter IV? Or scared that she’ll delete your 36 hour save in Dragon Age: Origins? Well if any of these rings true, then here are some recommendations to help her start gaming without any need of assistance.
Win her over with art and style by introducing her to Sony’s Flower
Flower is the ultimate game to show your girlfriend that not all games are boring military shooters. The controls are simple, the introductory difficulty levels are easy to overcome and the game is absolutely beautiful. If your girlfriend is into art, in any way, there’s no ifs, ands, or buts about it, she’ll fall in instantly love with Flower.
Let her become a god in Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise or A Kingdom for Keflings
If you want her to feel almighty and powerful, then having her play Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise or A Kingdom for Keflings would be the solution. Both titles permit her to have full control of the world set before her and, on top of that, they art style of both are appealing to the eyes. There are other ‘god’ games out there that may be more in-depth, but in terms of charming the player, Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise and A Kingdom for Keflings win out.
While both games don’t allow for control over a female avatar, both are equally entertaining and have their perks to keep her coming back for more. Fable II will have her attached to her loyal dog in the game and permit her to decorate a number of houses she buys with the money she earns from her adventures. Little King’s Story on the other hand allows for her to quest with a large number of dedicated followers who are willing to take the fall for her. Either choice is a win-win for you when selecting her first adventure in gaming.
Socialization and making friends is key to keep her coming back for more in World of Warcraft
Will your girlfriend only play games if she has someone, not including you, to play along with? Well, if you introduce her to World of Warcraft, you may start her gaming addiction right from the get go. She’ll soon spend her free time questing and joining guilds with her new cyber-friends. But beware, you may end up playing second fiddle to World of Warcraft in the long run when competing for her attention; it’s that addicting.
If all else fails, throw her into the magical world of The Sims 3.
Yes, the glorious “starting point” for women in video games on the PC platform may be your only hope if you have exhausted every other option to introduce her to the world of gaming. Not to say that you can’t provide her it in real life, but The Sims 3 gives her the chance to create a virtual family that she has always dreamed of.
If you missed out on our latest series of articles catering to the aid of getting your girlfriend of wife to start playing video games, then feel free to check them out.