By bonbolapti 21 Comments
How many people put in a GTA game to just cruise around and listen to the radio?
How Many people Play Chibi Robo just to clean up around the house?
In all my years of playing video games, the most enjoyment I get out of them is when I'm doing mundane things. not to say that I can't buckle up and be awesome when I have to. I like to think I have a natural talent when it comes to playing video games ( You can't let my skills at SSF4 fool you). I enjoy picking up and playing Bad company 2 and rocking the top of the match. (which actually surprises me, and I often think my team did poorly if I'm number one.)
But when a video game likes to be a little more open, and offers the gamer these chances to explore, or participate in a mindless mini games, it automatically becomes my favorite part. I always keep one of those games handy when I'm playing something big. I'm going through Demon's Souls and I'm rocking Sims 3 on the macbook at the same time. A game that lets you play as boring as fucking possible.
I also like to think that playing RPGs is that same kind of boring experience. I admit the only reason I go back to playing FF7 is because I could care less about what I'm doing and just sit there and grind. (That, and one of my favorite thing is to give the characters plain ass names. My Favorite moment will always be when Barret looks at Cloud and says "The Planet is dyin' Gary!")
It's actually something I think about if I ever had to classify myself as Hardcore or Casual, and maybe I can make an argument for both sides... I have the knowledge and skill to take gaming seriously, and I've played a lot different games out there. I do feel like I always need to add to my collection, and there's a lot of gems that I still need to play through. Even if I like games that much, I would never want to blow my way through hours of this stuff and act like I'm probably the best and most knowledgeable gamer out there. That would just be a waste of my time.
Well I guess, if the game let me spend hours of productivity not actually playing it.. then it wouldn't be.
[I'm pretty much free writing for the benefit of getting out of a writers block. But the facts are still true. Wouldn't you ever admit to liking a game just to do all the boring things in it? Isn't that the BEST part of Brutal Legend?]