Monday, January 19, 2009

I'm No Gamer

The past few days I've been playing some video games. Not many just a few. Let me start by saying that while I have been known to play until my brain turns to jelly and my thumbs go numb I am not what you call a video game expert.

I own a Wii and only 3 games, Guitar Hero 3, Guitar Hero World Tour and Wii Sports. Sadly I don't play as much as I like. I get distracted by other things. Plus I've beaten both Guitar Heroes and well those and the Wii sports are more fun to play with other people. Also as I get older I have to be in the mood to play. I'll get in a video game mood and play for about a week. After that I'm through.

This weekend I got the chance to play some games at my friend, Trey's house. He bought a used PS2 and has numerous games. Plus he has four controllers which means good times. Saturday I played Marvel Ultimate Alliance with Trey, his wife and their nephew. That was a lot of fun. I've been wanting to play that game for a long time now. It was cool that we got to each be a different hero with different abilities. Plus it has all sort of cool things right from the comics, that makes it even that much more fun for a geek like me. Sunday I went back over and played some Tekken Tag and Twisted Metal. Both were fun. I realized video games are more fun when you play with others. Usually people that are about as good as you are better. I've played with people who are experts and well the fun runs out quickly.

Last night at another friends house I played some Grand Theft Auto 4 which is fun and then I played Conan the Barbarian. I believe GTA was on PS3 and Conan was for Xbox 360. Conan isn't a great game but it's fun. It's pretty simple. All you do is hack people up and save half naked women. What's not to like? Also my friend was playing some rock music in the background that went well with the action. In particular Here I Go Again by White Snake and Carry on Wayward Son by Kansas are great Conan songs if you know anything about Conan.

Today I haven't done much. I rented Iron Man for my Wii. It's pretty cool and easy which is good for me. I'll probably play some more after I finish this post. There wasn't much of a point except to talk about my experience with video games.


Howard Bagby said...

I have a PlayStation 2. I own 3 games, Dragonquest 8, Lord Of The Rings:The Third Age, and Civil War:A Nation Divided. It takes me longer to play than most, but I have a lot of fun with them.

Trey Collins said...

Jason's got no skills. That's probably why he doesn't enjoy playing like he should. Just my two cents. JK

Had fun playing with you too. Glad you could come. It's nice to have somewhat of a buffer when you've been entertaining Tristan for 11 continuous hours ;)

Travis said...

Unless they are sports games or the guitar hero type games I lose interest in console games very quick.

If they are of the role-playing type I will play the crap out of them for one day get stuck and almost never play again. The fighting games I can only really get into if I am playing against people.

PC games I pretty much just play City of Heroes the MMORPG