oooh I have a request! The boys and how they play video games, what kind of games they enjoy most and if they have any guilty pleasure games that they hide from the others 😘
Thank you so much @cupnoodle-queen for that request, I really enjoyed it, and I hope you’ll enjoy reading it!
Of course, Noctis loves RPGs, his favourite at the moment is King’s Knight. He loves games like Skyrim, the Witcher, games in which he can lose himself and forget about who he is. When he goes to the arcade he likes to play FPS, and often end up beating Prompto, who’s a better shooter IRL. Noctis comes out of his reserve when he plays, and he becomes so much more vocal and cheerful, he just looks like a normal guy of his age when he starts playing. He’s a sore loser, and will often not talk to his friends for hours at a time when he loses. He’s not used to it, because most of the time thanks to his position people let him win. At first Prompto did that too, but Noctis once demanded he gave all he had instead of letting him win, or he would stop playing with him altogether. He may have regretted that afterwards, because he was never able to beat Prompto at Mario Kart after that.
Prompto, like Noctis, loves RPGs, he was the one to discover King’s Knight in the first place, and he’s the one who spends the most time playing it. He’s just like his true self when he plays, kind, cheerful, over enthusiastic. He also loves cute games like Mario, Crash Bandicoot or Zelda. He’s also a sucker for Pokemon. When he’s alone at home he sometimes plays horror games like Resident Evil or Silent Hill, although he doesn’t play more than a few minutes at a time because he’s way too scared and has to stop to look at pictures of kittens. If he doesn’t stop he squeals like a little girl, to the point that once one of his neighbours asked him how was his little sister when meeting them in the stairs.
He won’t admit it to his friends, but Prompto loves life simulation games in which he takes care of a pet who becomes his best friend. He absolutely loves Nintendogs, and has a whole bunch of pet dogs whom he never forgets to feed and take care of.
Gladio is good at King’s Knight, but he plays it more to beat Noctis than anything else. Beating Noctis and boasting about it afterwards to infuriate him is one of his main motivations for playing. At home he likes to play survival games, any kind of action game that involves using physical strength. When he gets to chose his character, Gladio will always go for the strong type: Tank in Overwatch, Warrior in World of Warcraft, any big and dangerous character is his to play. He sometimes tries to remember their moves to redo them at training, and one or two of his most dangerous techniques originally came from a game and were adapted to his style.
When he really wants to relax though, he forgets about action games and choses to play logic games instead. He doesn’t look like it, but Gladio just loves to solve riddles and use his brains to complete a complex game. He’ll love it even more if the story and graphics are worth it.
Ignis doesn’t usually play video games. He sure downloaded King’s Knight on his phone, but that was solely so that Noct would leave him be with that, and he almost never plays, except when the guys convince him to join them at camp. Like in everything he does, he’s very calm while playing with his friends, even when he loses. He will only put his phone away, saying it’s “nothing special” and that he has more important things to do anyway.
But at home, when there is nobody to watch him, Ignis loves to play games in which he doesn’t have to abide by the rules. Depending on how his day went, he will either chose to play Tekken (when Noct was particularly trying for example; he will imagine he’s beating the shit out of the prince just to soothe his nerves), or GTA, just to be able to let it go and do all the things he will never do in real life. If you could see him then, you might be a little frightened when hysteric laughter escapes his lips after accomplishing a particularly vicious deed :D
Also, he plays the Sims, and he built a house in which there are four characters, named Sleepyhead, Chocobutt, Big Noodle and The Boss. He absolutely loves to have The Boss repay the others for everything they make him put up with.