My favorite activity growing up was weekend sleepovers with friends. Staying up late, eating tons of junk and playing video games for hours on end was an awesome way to spend a night with your buddies from school. But now, as a married couple and full time students it seems as though those fun filled nights are over. Or are they??
Last weekend Tony and I invited another couple over for a sleepover, our excellent friends Dave and Rae. No strangers to video games, RPG’s and nostalgic longing to younger times themselves, they were totally down for an all night fiasco of geeky fun. A while ago Dave and I had discussed how rad it would be to get together and play Heavy Rain as a group; this way, we could do it all in one night!
This was not a sleepover focused just on gaming, however. These two also play Dungeons and Dragons with me (Dave is a kick ass DM!), Rae initially introduced me to Game of Thrones, and we talk about all things cute together, like moogles and pokemons and JRPG goodness. In order to reinforce the theme, Rae introduced her new brilliant book A Feast of Ice and Fire, as well as the website thedrunkenmoogle.com, to help us cater the event.
We played a couple chapters of Heavy Rain at a time, breaking in between to eat or watch ridiculous videos on the internet. My favorite of the night by far were our potions. Rae and I made Health, Stamina and Mana potions, inspired by Final Fantasy (and to be honest, pretty much every fantasy game ever made). Which, by the way, were not only delicious, but masked the taste of gin incredibly well!
It was so much fun! We beat the game by 2:30am, and then replayed the last chapter to get a different ending because after playing awesome the whole game everyone died and the killer got away at the end. And frankly, we deserved better than that! The storyline was super involved – even if you weren’t playing you were still totally into it, yelling at whoever had the controls with your heart racing.
We will for sure be doing this again. Game recommendations?
Until next time!
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