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Smite: My Welcome Back to Gaming.

August 8, 2018 by  
Filed under Gaming, News, RPGs

(AfroGamers.com) Atari, Nintendo, Super NES, Saga…I loved them. Super Mario Bros and Mortal Kombat were some of my favorite games growing up. However, I admit as I got older and life began to happen I drifted away from gaming consoles. It seemed like there was a subtle push to grow up, move around and try new things. There was a stigma that gaming was a waste of time. Furthermore, gaming hasn’t always been the best space for women for many reasons.

The change came when I met my, now, husband and he was gaming frequently on his Xbox 360. Through him I was introduced to Soul Calibur IV, and he and I bonded over that game. I felt the desire to game coming back, but I continued working and fighting my internal thoughts about gaming and where I would make time to do so.

The change happened when I purchased the Xbox1 for my husband as a Christmas gift. I would sit and watch him play various games for hours, and it was rather relaxing. Eventually he asked me if I was ready to play. I wanted to, but I admit I was a bit intimidated by something as simple as trying to navigate the controller. It was hilarious to me that I caught so much hell trying to get my characters to look and move simultaneously. Trust me I see to be rather special in this area.

It left me wanting to game, but not seeing a game interesting enough to have the patience to work past my controller issues. He was told about that awesome free game he should try called Smite. He played while I was out of town, and when I got home he was excited to introduce me to the game. He knows I love history and mythology…and a good fighting game to relieve stress. When I saw Smite I was in love! The graphics and set up was awesome. I loved reading the lore on the different Gods, and I was eager to try playing.

I applaud the fact that Smite is very user friendly. A new player could go through the tutorials and practice modes until they feel comfortable to play verses other players. I used that tutorial space to help deal with my controller issues. My husband helped me work through the tutorials until I felt comfortable, and I had some very encouraging friends.

Smite became my true welcome back to gaming. I decided with this game that I would embrace my love for gaming opening…even if some people view it as a waste of time. Smite has been a great stress reliever and it led me to play both games. It looks like we will be purchasing a new Xbox1, and this one will be for me. Or course my favorite fighting game will still be Smite. I recommend Smite to any gamer that plays regularly, and anyone trying to get back to a love for gaming.

Staff Writer; Christian Starr

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