Monday, June 2, 2008
Being a Bad Gamer
I confess that I'm a bad gamer. I'll prove it to you. I haven't played any of Hideo Kojima's games. There. I'm now unworthy to be among the ranks of the astute. Which games do you think are of the "must experience" category? For some it seems like it's assumed that if you are a gamer, you've played certain games, like Ocarina of Time, for example (of which I've only played a few hours). It's funny because we're more forgiving of others not having seen TV shows or read certain novels or heard of certain bands (to the extent of taking pride our appreciation of obscure music). Games are certainly as diverse. Perhaps it's because we identify with games differently? I'm not quite sure. Anyway, I admit to appreciating Michael Abbott's Metal Gear Primer over at The Brainy Gamer. Even after watching hours of cutscenes, I still feel like I'm missing something. Maybe that's not such a bad thing.