These days I seem preoccupied with all the great games out there…which I have not played! This is quite frustrating, actually, because I really like games. All right, I love games. I am deeply infatuated with and fascinated by games. I like reading about games, talking about games, studying games and – of course – I like playing games.
It is not that I am overly dedicated to or passionate about any one game. I have never really been.
E.g., I am not the WOW-fanatic always grinding to level up, nor am I perpetually roaming the battlefields of CS, MW2 or any other great FPS.
This does not by any strech of the imagination mean, that I don’t acknowledge the greatness of these and all the other magnificent games. On the contrary, I would argue. I have played my share of fantastic, awe-inspiring shooters, tremendous strategy games, charming indie flicks, iPhone tower defense-spinoffs, compelling adventures…and so on, and I had a fantastic time doing so.
It is just that I am passionate about games in general.
I am fascinated by the ever-increasing breadth and diversity of the field of video games. No one single game have been able to retain my attention much longer than a couple runs through the single player mode, some hours online…and that’s it. Afterwards, I want to explore new universes, master new mechanics, be amazed by new visual styles and be challenged in new ways.
All this talk, so very little play. Off the top of my head, the following are games, which I feel a strong desire to play:
- Assassin’s Creed 2
- Battlefield: Bad Company 2
- Bioshock 2
- God of War III (and I+II)
- Heavy Rain
- Uncharted 2
…to name a few. All AAA’s, I know, but the smaller games just seem to fit better in a tight schedule, allowing me to play these on a more regular basis. But hell no, I won’t succumb to no casual games only status. Not a chance.
Maybe I should just get started on the big titles right away?