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Games to Play When the Acid Kicks In

Games to Play When the Acid Kicks In

by Sheri LederOctober 24, 2017

Games to Play When the Acid Kicks in. You ever play Video Games…ON ACID?

Pop some acid, drink your OJ, and start setting up your devices before the giggling begins. To help you prepare early about what Games to Play When the Acid Kicks In. I have created a list of my favorite mind warping and visually stimulating titles of all time!

Criteria:

  • A storyline that will make you want to crawl inside your monitor, television, or handheld device and live with your favorite characters.
  • Visuals that cause you to uncontrollably slap yo’ mama (or best friends)! More colors = more drool.
“Ignore this terrible drug. Yeah. Pretend it’s not happening”
-Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

American McGee’s Alice

This third-person psychological horror action game debuted for PC back in 2000. I will warn you this is on the demented spectrum and for the more experienced trippers, but a true love of mine. You are very late, indeed, and Wonderland has become quite strange. Alice has yet to get over the death of her family, and she needs to vent. Defend yourself with various weapons like the Vorpal Blade and eventually obtain a Rage Box- causing Alice unyielding strength and wild red eyes. This game is thrilling and allows you to wander around admiring the trippy mushrooms and endlessly hacking away at terrifying creatures.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Do I even need to explain this one…? Breathtaking visuals of the wild! (Ba dum ch) Okay, in all seriousness this game is everything you would want in an open-ended world. An ancient evil has taken a once advanced civilization and reverted it back to a medieval state. Witness the beauty of physics and chemistry come to life as the grass blows around you and your weapons weaken and break. You’ll be working your mind into overtime as you try to calculate the non-stereotypical Zelda dungeons and puzzles, but you are the restless King and you will reign. Honestly, it’s worth it just to zone out and get lost admiring the awesome kingdom of Hyrule.

Abzu

Possibly the most artistic and relaxing storyline you can play whether sober or not. Released a little over a year ago, this short mysterious underwater linear adventure is perfect for drowning in your drug-induced existential crisis. Descend into the depths of the unknown, fluidly swimming between intricate schools of fish and grabbing onto lovable sea creatures. The lulling soundtrack and lack of dialogue tempts you to navigate through a vast primordial ocean seeking wisdom as the sole (female) diver. Discover ancient technology and uncover hidden collectibles. You can even meditate on pedestals while trying to understand what ruined this ancient civilization.

Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice

Slip into the trip and join Sonic and all his friends in this fast-paced traditional side-scrolling title from Sega for the Nintendo 3DS. You are allowed to truly play the game how you always wanted to: quickly master each stage and blaze through rings and enemies. This is a perfect “who cares” game to play because of the lack of difficulty. As long as you pay attention to the spiky rotating blocks and new fire and ice elements, you can blast through the game. Soon you’ll be rolling around the floor with your 3DS believing you ARE the hedgehog!

Final Fantasy

Each one of the titles in the franchise has their own goodies, but I am partial to XV. This is true mostly because of the futuristic open world format and community of characters. (See a pattern here, yet?) I love being able to do what I want in a game, although the real time combat system takes a lot of focus and can make it difficult to just have fun. What I do enjoy is getting derailed by the abundant side quests and beautiful scenery. From driving around with the pals saving the stranded or trying out your skills at fishing, this game offers a lot of random exploration in the wondrous world of Eos- similar to our own.

There are just too many games that turn your brain to mush with incredible cinematics, graphics, and storyline. I could pour out enough word vomit to fill an entire novel describing each love of mine in great detail, but how about an honorable mentions list instead:

  • Battletoads
  • The Last of Us
  • Halo 3
  • GTA V with mods
  • Super Smash Bros
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • The Binding of Isaac
  • Destiny
  • Lego Star Wars

What psychedelic and seizure-inspiring titles did I miss? Did I list one of your favorites? Tell me your Games to Play When the Acid Kicks In. Leave your ideas in the comments section below!

Note: We definitely do NOT promote the use of drugs. We especially do NOT promote the use of any harmful or illegal drugs.

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About The Author
Sheri Leder
When I was born, I was welcomed into the world by my mother, father, and brother. I soon learned that my dad and brother were THE coolest dudes ever. I watched them play for hours on our SEGA Genesis or various computer games, awestruck! I became competitive and wanted to be just like the guys, so I loved picking up the controller and mashing random buttons on Mortal Combat. I will never forget the birthday where my brother became my best friend, because he gifted me his Indigo Nintendo Gamecube. Nowadays, if I am not daydreaming about playing Rocket League or eating, I attend the University of Alabama in Huntsville and maintain a “real” job. That being said: Yes, I am the poor college student we all hate to know. In all seriousness, the love I have for video games and cultivating imagination has reigned throughout my life and I hope to give a unique and witty perspective on this burgeoning industry. I think the most important thing video games and their companies do for people is give them joy. I personally hope to see the VR systems become extremely well defined and look forward to immersing myself in my affordable, portable, world someday very soon.