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For many, Memorial Day is a signal that summer has arrived. That means breaking out the grill, lawnmower, and playing games when you aren't out enjoying the weather. Some things just go better at different times of year; certain movies, books, and food are best enjoyed during particular seasons. Does the same rule apply to games?
On some level, a great game is a great game no matter when you play it. But are certain times of year better for certain games? Is the winter best suited to the snow-covered peaks of Skyrim? Is summer the best time to take a vacation to Italy in Assassin's Creed II?
What games do you play at particular times of year? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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I bought and played Skyrim throughout most of the summer of last year. So I'm guessing this rule doesn't apply to me at all. I can pretty much play any game at any time of the year.
Mm, no, I play a game that I want to play, when I want to play. That is to say, at that time of year, not during school or something. :P
summer is for backlog for me
I'm planning to play Red Dead Redemption for the first time this summer. It seems like it will be a nice summer game. In the fall, I always play stealth games. Winter is usually reserved for RPGs.
Gaming time is all the time :D
For me winter is a time to play all the FPS and hardcore games that were announced at E3. Spring is a time to play games that came out in February that I can afford in March. Also a new Pokémon game comes out around Spring, so I will no life that game. Fall is a time to catch up and finish all the games that I have started, but didn't finish in the past months. Summer is a time to go back to old games such as GameCube and Wii games, because in the summer I save up to buy the most interesting games that were just announced at E3 or New consols that are all the buzz. Then the cycle starts over again.
It's not really the game setting but rather the type of game that I associate with seasons. I love to dig in deep into an Elder Scrolls or Fallout when it's cold and snowy outside for instance. But I have to have time off. Nothing bugs me more (expect wet socks. Yes, wet socks are worse) than really getting a quest underway only to look at the clock and seeing it's 2 in the morning and you have to be up in 5 and a half hours. For Skyrim I got myself two solid weeks of being at home time. Got the game on a thursday and got up the next morning at 8, got some coffee, and played it for 12 hours. 't was a wonderful day.
I have to say during the spring time because I love playing games when it's pouring down rain. I would open my window and play halo for hours or whatever game I feel like playing at the moment. The harder the rain the better the time to play games.
Yep. I enjoy playing games the most either in summer or near Christmas.
Some of the best games I've played, happens to be during the 4th quarter of the year.
Cold winter days are perfect for Halo and CoD. Summer is perfect for open world games. Just my opinion.