Five of the Best: Potions

August 9, 2019
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Five of the Best is going to be a series! Every Friday lunchtime, UK time, we’re going to celebrate a different incidental detail from the world of games. The kind of thing we usually just WASD past, oblivious. But also the kind of thing which adds unforgettable flavour if done right.

Potions! We’ve been drinking them for years. In games I mean! I hope you haven’t been knocking them back in real-life, they’re bad for you. Imagine drinking something which alters your behaviour – how ridiculous! But potions we’ve been drinking for years. Red ones, blue ones… They’re so common they’ve become a universal language. We don’t even really see them any more. We just slosh them back when needed. Gulp!

But every so often, we do see them. Once in a while, a memorable potion pops up. Maybe it was a potion which typified a game for you – the port-key to remembering an adventure. A tonic from BioShock, perhaps. Or maybe it was one which made a character drastically more capable, or one which changed who – or what – we were. Can you think of any now? Good – hold onto that! Because I want your input below.

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