Friday, April 26, 2013

Musings of an (early) middle-age gamer

It took me a while to realize it, but my gaming habits have become somewhat peculiar lately.
I no longer care about most sequels.
If I find a game I really like, I will play it at least two times in succession.
The way I perceive the current release cycle is this: (very) long periods of terrible, terrible drag punctuated by stuff which just BLOWS MY MIND.
I find indie games to be significantly better because they innovate more, but they suffer in length even more than mainstream games.
Hey, I'm still playing! (it was probably not just a phase)
Whenever I hear about new releases (especially over-hyped ones), my cynicism flares. So far, this has appeared to be the correct response.
I tend to like games almost no one else seems to have heard about, let alone played. Things have changed - I  remember when it was 1995 and I liked Doom2.
Speaking of which, I still play Doom and Doom2 regularly. And I still like the second one better.
Deus Ex remains my favourite game of all time. I believe it's held that position for more than 10 years, but I'm  not sure (it's been out for more than 10 years, I just don't remember when I realized it was my absolute  favourite).
I still wish there was a sequel to Anachronox.
Ni No Kuni makes me think it would not be such a bad idea to own a PS3. I need to play that someday.
There is still no game in existence which makes me want to own an Xbox360.

Obligatory link: old men.