Can elderly people enjoy RPG genre video games?
When players get involved with the game world via characters who have backstories and existing motivations, it’s role-playing games (or RPGs). This game genre usually comprises NPCs (non-player characters), side quests, downloadable content (DLC), and larger story arcs.
The game mechanics of tabletop role-playing games played in the era before home computers were the source of inspiration for game designers, and game consoles were extensively available.
Ultima and some old-school RPGs used timed turns, which you would see in a tabletop RPG. Other early RPGs, such as Diablo and Wizardry, illustrated more battles. Since those years, RPG developers have produced role-playing games in diverse genres and sub-genres with high-production value, epic open-world landscapes, and world-building.
Personal opinion and preferences are the only factors that play a part in someone’s taste and choice in the video games they choose to play. Everyone can enjoy RPG video games and have a memorable time playing titles like Skyrim, Fallout 4, The Witcher 3, etc.
Still, seniors who like to explore, are social, enjoy people’s interactions, and care a great deal about the uniqueness of the story of their latest novel are more likely to enjoy RPG video games. RPG video games often grab the game of the year award of their release year, which speaks volumes about their excellency.
They are the ultimate video game genre for seniors who like exploring and dealing with an alternative world, living an alternative life. Professional gamers recommend games like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to those who like the idea of a combination of the medieval age with a mystical world where magic is real and usable. They also recommend the Fallout video game series to those who want to experience a post-apocalyptic world where the cold war turned into the nuke war. The player is trying to find a way out of this game’s wasteland, where their dreams have turned into radioactive ashes.
There’s no doubt that they can. Who says otherwise?
While I am writing this, I am currently playing Fallout 4. I am 69 and a huge fan of RPG games. Also, I finished Outer Worlds last week.
If you want to enjoy a relaxing, open-world game with many scenic landscapes and a bit of history, I’d suggest trying Red Dead Redemption 2 by Rockstar Games. It is my all-time favourite, and I’m sure it will entertain anyone who wants to have some gaming time.
If you’re into choice-based games with real consequences, I recommend Heavy Rain and Detroit: Become Human. You’ll love them!
Sure, why not? The benefits far outweigh the disadvantages. I love how we can choose our adventure and ignore the story quests. It’s like we have complete freedom. I think many seniors will enjoy it. Just try it.