ChammyIRL’s Five Favourite Games

Recently I wrote a post about my five favourite games so I thought it would be a fun idea to invite my wife over to talk about hers. Chammy has been gaming just as long as I have and we have enjoyed many games together, such as MMORPGs. Her tastes tend to be quite the opposite of mine, with her avoiding JRPGs like the plague and having a flair for rhythm games that I can’t quite compete with. With that said here are Chammy’s five favourite games.

My Gaming History


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I’ve been gaming since the 1980’s, my first system was a Commodore 64 (C64) where games came on a tape. Bubble Bobble and Rainbow Island were popular games as a child which were soon replaced with the Sega Megadrive and Sonic. I then moved on to the N64 when that launched and that was it for my consoles until I hit my late teens, owning a PS1 and lastly an Xbox before meeting Aaron.

From then on we have owned almost every console, played a variety of games and he even introduced me to the world of PC gaming. Trying to narrow down 25 year’s worth gaming is hard, the top titles are a no-brainer but trying to narrow the last few down was no easy feat.

Five Favourite Games: World of Warcraft

I have a serious love-hate relationship with World of Warcraft (WoW). I started playing not long after The Burning Crusade released when Aaron bugged me to give the free trial a go. Something I refused for weeks because I knew I would find myself hooked. I was right. Soon I found myself lost in a world I’ve never before experienced with an array of characters I could play, who I could customise and most importantly, play with others.

Ultimately it’s the social element of WoW that keeps pulling me back even though I only tend to enjoy it for a month or so after an expansion release. When Aaron finally gave it up for good I struggled to continue playing. Now and again I’ll re-download it, throw on some subscription time and have a play but it no longer holds my attention like it used to.

The reason it’s in my top five is that I’ve invested so much time into it, the friends I’ve made because of it and the memories I’ve made in Azeroth.

Five Favourite Games: Brutal Legend

A game where you get to be Jack Black, wielding guitars and worshipping the gods of rock…what is there not to like? From the moment I saw the trailer for this game I knew I was going to love it and I still do. It’s not got the most amazing graphics, the story isn’t award winning but it’s a heck of a lot of fun.

Riding around on a customisable beast car with headbanging minions to order around. Not to mention a phenomenal soundtrack and an array of famous faces from the rock scene such as Ozzy Osbourne – The Guardian of Metal. Whenever I get a hankering for a completely silly game where I don’t have to have my own music on in the background I know what to throw on.

Five Favourite Games: Fable 2 

Fable 2 really was a stunning game when it released and in a sense, it still has something wonderful about it. The only downside to this game was that it was an Xbox 360 exclusive so I couldn’t play it when we decided to switch out our consoles. Well, until it became backwards compatible with the Xbox One – I couldn’t put the controller down then.

Unlike it’s more modern sequel, Fable 3, Fable 2 was the perfect mix of adventure, open world and humour. Kicking chickens, marrying prostitutes and breaking the hearts of everyone in love with you. It is filled with proper British humour which still has me giggling.

Five Favourite Games: The Legend of Zelda – Twilight Princess

This is probably the only day one release I’ve ever purchased, well for me. Being a huge Zelda fan it was only right that when this released on the Wii that I went out and bought not only the game but the console too; well, Aaron bought them for me. Not many people enjoyed this game due to the gimmicky use of the Wiimote and Nunchuck but I loved it, even using them.

It was a completely different concept to Ocarina of Time so rather than playing as a boy than an adult and switching between timelines, you played as a man and a wolf. Switching in and out of the light and shadow worlds. The storyline was everything you expected from a Zelda game and it was stunning to look at. My only hope is that they bring it over to The Switch.

Five Favourite Games: The Legend of Zelda – Ocarina of Time

Hey, listen! How could I not have this game on my list? For me, this is my all time favourite game. It was as a child and it still is now, not only because of the nostalgia hit but because it’s still a really fun game. The simple sound of the opening credits is enough to send shivers down my spine and I know I’ll be lost for hours. I know the game like the back of my hand and my logical thinking for these types of games has been taught by Ocarina of Time.

We have recently bought Breath of the Wild and Aaron has turned to me to ask for my help solving a puzzle (that I’ve not got to yet) because my brain does Zelda well.

As I have mentioned above, we’ve just got Breath of the Wild on Nintendo Switch. I’ve only played a few hours so far (battling it off Aaron) but I have a feeling it might just nudge its way into this list. I can’t say for sure until I’ve finished it…if that is even possible.

Go Check Out Chammy’s Blog

My wonderful wife also has her own blog, Chammy In Real Life, where she talks about all sorts of subjects such as making/saving money, food and parenting. Make sure you pop along and show her some love.

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Hi, I'm Aaron. I'm a full time working dad and a student studying Physics in Sheffield. This blog is an account of my adventures as a busy, working mature student.

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