Reader Discussion: What Game Helped You Bond With Friends or Family?


[Credits: Netflix]

Over the weekend I sat down and began to watch a Netflix Final Fantasy XIV-themed Japanese drama, by the name of Final Fantasy XIV Dad of LightThis Netflix movie tells the story of a father and son who bond by playing the Square-Enix MMORPG together. The son, to begin their bonding, creates a character in secret on his fathers server, and begins to play with him. As he does, they begin to take on their in-game adventures together, but also as a way to spend time with his old man.

The movie does well to remind us that video games are a great way for friends, family, and acquaintances to spend time together in ways never before imagined. I have memories that I enjoy and will never let go because of video games. I often find myself, when battling depression, or episodes of writers block, of what inspires me to do what I do. I find the memories of my dad and I working together to play our way through Bethesda’s Fallout 4. I even draw up the memories I share with my little brother and our time spent on Ghost Recon together on PlayStation 3.

Over the course of the years, I’ve even found Final Fantasy XIV to be an excellent way to stay in touch with my friends that play it on PC. It has been a wonderful experience, involving somewhere close to 60+ days played. However, it doesn’t even pale in comparison to my two months of playtime on Warframe where my friends and I have put countless hours into farming some of the games hardest to acquire gear.

It serves well to show that gaming is a great way to enjoy the company of those around you and that you enjoy to game with. So it is your turn readers. We want to hear your stories. We want to know how gaming has helped you bond with those around you. So sound off in the comments, let us know how gaming has helped you bond with those around you, and what games you play together. So let us know down in the comments!

About the Writer:


Dustin is our native console gamer, PlayStation and Nintendo reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the boarders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPG’s, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. You can find him over on Twitter or Facebook.

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