Recently, I've gotten hooked on the Netflix show: Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light. [If you look past the goofy and awkward title, it's a pretty enjoyable show.]
Based on a true story, the show's about a bond between son and father, who at one point both had shared a love for the original Final Fantasy. In the present, Akio, now a young adult, is pretty distant from his father Hirotaro as they don't talk much and have grown apart over the years.. One day, his father suddenly quits his job for an early retirement (and he won't tell the family why). This concerns Akio, and uses his father's new bundle of free time to his advantage. He buys his dad a copy of Final Fantasy XIV, in the hopes to befriend his father and find out why he quit his job, while also concealing his identity through his online avatar. What ensues afterwards is some funny and touching moments (note: I'm only a few episodes in at the time of writing) of the father rediscovering, bumbling around, and learning more about the game he had once played, and Akio trying his best to succeed at work, while keeping his father alive against monsters he obviously can't beat. It's told in live action segments and through the engine of FFXIV, but it breaks apart story beats quite nice.
On to the point: Because of this, Are there any fond memories you recall of playing videogames with a family member?
I know I have some. Mostly it's just the occasional Wii Sports or Mario Party experience, but one that I recall from long ago is playing an old "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" quiz game on the PC with my dad. It was mostly him answering all the questions, with me guessing what I thought was the correct answer (I was way too young to even understand the questions at the time), but it was a lot of fun. We [i.e: him] even made it to the end and "won" a million dollars! If you want something a lot more recent: I actually got my dad to play through the entire season of Tales from the Borderlands.. [Through various lengthy breaks... but he got there.] He may not have caught on to everything, but he enjoyed it.
Please share your stories below..