I am a big, big fan of video games. It’s no secret, it’s been a fact since I was very young and it’s a hobby that has stayed fairly consistent throughout my life. Even now into my thirties, I find video games are my go-to entertainment. I’m not really into boxsets or binge watching (with a few notable exceptions) and we don’t watch a great deal of television. We have a three year old, we don’t really have control of our own things until around eight o’clock in the evening. But more often than not now, I find that I’m more drawn towards video games that help you relax and unwind, rather than the more action-based titles.
It’s easy to think that most video games revolve around violence, frenetic action scene and general ridiculousness. Don’t get me wrong; a lot of them are and that’s okay! They are fun and rewarding in their own way, but after a long day at work and when I’m in need of a break from reality, often I’m not in the mood to commit virtual atrocities in order to unwind. I need something a little calmer and simpler than that.