Ah, to be a gamer…
So everyone likes some kind of video game. Even the guys and gals who never really got the whole video game craze remember Aladdin on SNES, or they love the rhythm kung-fu on Wii Fit. I remember when the Wii first came out, in fact, and my grandmother had bought one for herself before she even considered getting one for me.
So it’s not the generation you’re from, it’s what you want out of a game. My dad had 2 Level 85 characters on World of Warcraft, and played EVE for at least a year to boot. It’s not that he’s a gamer; he just found his niche. Everyone has one, even if they don’t yet know it. Doesn’t make ’em a gamer.
But I’m a gamer. I’m not a guy who doggedly follows every update from their favorite company, preorders both Poke’mon (insert color/precious stone here) and Poke’mon (insert opposing color/precious stone), just because I want to trade starters and catch all 17-and-a-half legendary Poke’mon. That’s not my bag, but I’m still a gamer. I know the industry, I know the types of games, I’ve played them, I’ve loved them, and most importantly, I’ve figured out what it is about games that makes me love them, and what makes me FINISH them.
So the final question is: Why read my blog? I am… just another gamer! I probably don’t have a job, I think that full-completing Contra on hard without losing a life is the best item on my resume, and I have two CD holders for the old Playstation games: one for miscellaneous games, and one for those infernal 4-disc Final Fantasy games (okay, I actually do have at least 2 CD holders, but I swear the other ones are just jokes…). The reason you should read it is because of everything I’ve said above: that there’s a game out there for every person, that they’ll love and they’ll feel good about loving. And chances are, I’ll talk about that game sooner or later, and introduce you to 10 more that you’ll get your money’s worth out of before you find the perfect fit.
But if you love games already? There’s plenty for you as well. Nothing is sacred. I’m going to tackle every kind and aspect of every game, whether it’s for PC, handhelds, the big 3 consoles, or the retro games we all knew and loved growing up (no matter when [or if] you grew up).
God, introductions are boring, aren’t they. You get the picture. Read the next post! You know you want to.