Thursday, 24 November 2011

Addiction, more like Affliction

In this day and age, it is surprisingly easy to become addicted to games and lose yourself in them. I say this as this morning I read in a newspaper (yes the newspaper, as redundant as the fax machine these days, still nice to read) that a 32 year old man in America died in his mums basement from starvation as he was doing an extended raid in World of Warcraft, and several kids in America have killed their parents for taking away games and consoles, I ask, are some peoples lives so crap that they cannot live without games or are they put in place as a distraction, turn a babysitter, then a life commitment? Or are some people just cursed with an addictive mind? Or is it that the devs made it addicting? So to be more specific, who's fault is it that people get addicted to games? Parents, themselves, or games companies. I have no games to talk about today as my exams are looming and im suffering from a slight withdrawl from games. Also, it turns out that learning how to make games and learning how to play games well do not positively correlate to each other, corrolary to this, I believe the opposite to be TRUE, personal experience you know.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Fus Doh Rah all.

Well everyone. I have gotten Skyrim over the weekend, and I have to say that I'm enjoying it thoroughly. Its not the perfect game by any means but its immersive, fun and challenging most of the time with few qualms on my side. From the nigh in endless amount of sidequests to the lore and story of the game its a solid experience. When you see two small squads of soldiers battle it out for control of a crossroads it shows that your not the only one doing anything in the land. And when you see these 2 groups temporarily make a truce to fight a damn great Dragon, you definately can see the world is much more alive than Oblivion, or any of the fallouts. No problems with level scaling for me, you won't be able to kill a giant at level one without tonnes of preparation and there are no bandits trying to mug you with glass or daedric armour and enchanted weapons. I don't mind the slimming down of skills as its done in an intelligent way. And Bounty and crime has been fixed from Oblivion. My only real problem with this game is the fact that they added sprinting but neglected sprint jumping. So many deaths have been the outcome from my " cinematic" moments of trying to sprint anddive off a cliff into a lake only to sprint off the edge of the cliff and fall to my death scant metres short.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Week off hells yeah

Well on my week off guess what I did... I played Call of Duty, a lot. Going for prestiges for MW3 im that cool. But hey even of it is the exact same as the last4 games I'll buy it, and probably enjoy it. For all my talk on how its crap and rehashed time and time again its still popular and easy to have fun with a party. So this is me, not reviewing the game as I couldn't be bothered, but asking why so many people play it?