Souls to Sims: Choosing the Right Game for You

There has never been so much variety in gaming, but this choice can be a double-edged sword. One of the reasons people unfamiliar with gaming avoid getting involved is that the sheer range can be alienating and intimidating. Having recently introduced family members into this realm, we found that, with a little initiation, this is a problem easily mitigated.

With that in mind, we want to go over how you can find the right types of games for you, whatever your tastes might be.

Quick Fixes

The most popular form of gaming out there is, believe it or not, instant and smaller games. The likes of common mobile and Facebook entries find their strengths in how easily they can fill a few minutes of downtime. Whether waiting in line or on a bus, these will usually be your best bet for those in a rush.

Real-Money Titles

Of all the genres on this list, none have stood up to the test of time like casino games. Now easily available on most digital devices via online casinos, these require more time investment than the first example on this list, yet can still be enjoyed quickly and easily.


All you need to keep in mind here is that some of these will be region-locked depending on your location. Luckily, these are sorted into many convenient lists by directory websites, which keep track of the casino bonus New Zealand operators have to offer.

Casual, Longer Term

Players wanting a longer experience without the stress of faster-paced games should investigate slower paced semi-simulation games. These are perfect for unwinding, and the progress slowly building within gives you a long time to appreciate the world and characters you have built within.

On this front, the long-established classic Sims games have proven some of the most popular in the world. We would also recommend taking a look at Stardew Valley, a farming simulator game far greater than the sum of its parts.

Looking for a Challenge

If you want to get straight into the deep end then a great introduction would be any games by the developer From Software. Their range of third-person action-adventure games are among some of the most famed in the business for their difficulty.


Rather than being unfair or unreasonable, these rely on pattern recognition, with even the slowest and most inexperienced of players able to conquer their challenge with a little introspection and thought.

What’s in it for You?

It has been a long time since gaming has been the domain of the fringe. Now solidified as a mainstream interest, even finding time on major sports channels such as ESPN, this is a form of entertainment enjoyed by players of all ages.

It’s not just for fun, either, as gaming has been proven to have a wide range of positive effects which feed back into everyday life. Whether keeping you from feeling boredom, working on your problem-solving skills, or giving you an interest to share with members of your family, gaming is more than just the games themselves.