Mid-April Gaming Update

X3: Reunion continues to be my main squeeze and I think I figured out why. When trying to describe the game to a friend, I realized that the addictive factor is not that the game is outrageously fun. The thing that keeps bringing me back is that the game is rewarding. There are things to accomplish and my goal-oriented American heart wants them badly. In essence, it applies the parts of MMO’s that I find addictive in a non-multiplayer fashion. For me, fantastic.

However, I’m not about to recommend this game to many of my friends. It’s clearly a niche title. After almost six days of play time, I have my little merchant empire and am currently building some military might to begin trying to stop some heads throughout the galaxy, but it’s taken a lot of work to get to this point.

On a side note, I found this personality breakdown of gamers to be extremely interesting and I think it’s done about as good as I’ve ever seen.  There are still a few people that I cannot fit into there such as my fiancee.  She passionately loves Zuma.  However, that same love has never spread to other puzzle games.  She can sit there and play it- and do rather well- while carrying on a conversation.  It is an amazing scene to behold.

I’m also finally getting close to caught up on my podcast listening, currently still a week behind on the “big two”.  The Giant Bomb GDC shows were pretty damn fantastic, but I feel like Listen Up was not up to its usual high standard.  It just wasn't Garnett's Goddamned show.

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Posted by Teirdome

X3: Reunion continues to be my main squeeze and I think I figured out why. When trying to describe the game to a friend, I realized that the addictive factor is not that the game is outrageously fun. The thing that keeps bringing me back is that the game is rewarding. There are things to accomplish and my goal-oriented American heart wants them badly. In essence, it applies the parts of MMO’s that I find addictive in a non-multiplayer fashion. For me, fantastic.

However, I’m not about to recommend this game to many of my friends. It’s clearly a niche title. After almost six days of play time, I have my little merchant empire and am currently building some military might to begin trying to stop some heads throughout the galaxy, but it’s taken a lot of work to get to this point.

On a side note, I found this personality breakdown of gamers to be extremely interesting and I think it’s done about as good as I’ve ever seen.  There are still a few people that I cannot fit into there such as my fiancee.  She passionately loves Zuma.  However, that same love has never spread to other puzzle games.  She can sit there and play it- and do rather well- while carrying on a conversation.  It is an amazing scene to behold.

I’m also finally getting close to caught up on my podcast listening, currently still a week behind on the “big two”.  The Giant Bomb GDC shows were pretty damn fantastic, but I feel like Listen Up was not up to its usual high standard.  It just wasn't Garnett's Goddamned show.