Flying By the Seat of My Pants
Hooboy and howdy – I have nothing in mind to blather about this fine day. I’m dozy, I’m chilly, and it’s Monday – I don’t like Mondays, ’cause I’m a sane person. *cough* Okay, as sane as any person who stays home to be drowsy, play Pokémon, and vaguely think about doing chores is… which probably is a lot saner than I give myself credit for.
My Pokémons – let me show you them. <__<
But really, I have been playing this damn game in many incarnations since the 90s. That’s right – I’m such a motherfracking adult that I’ve been trying to catch them all for over ten years across three decades. I admit that I’m a few generations behind; I’ve played a bit of the third generation games, but that’s been it. That’s fair, considering the most advanced Game Boy system I own is a pair of Game Boy Advances I bought in 2001/2002. *coughs* I’m currently doing Silver for the n-millionth time compliments of Virtual Game Boy, but this time I might even finally get to trade with myself – yippie! Of course, it would be nice if the husband had pointed out this option before I got hours deep into a game on my old install of VBA – tinysigh!
But still, I cannot be terribly upset. If there’s one thing that makes a game good for me, it’s replayability. One of my favorite games is from 1994, and it’s one of my favorites because it is nigh-on infinitely replayable. Pokémon, The Sims, Sim City, Caesar, Evil Genius, Civilization(s) – these were all games that have gotten me through the years because they’re fun to play again and again. Understandably, replayability is something that, I think, isn’t considered as much these days – how can they get your money if you’re not buying the sequels?! But then, even with these games, the sequels WERE purchased, as were expansions, tack-on merch, the works – it’s possible to proudly present a replayable game and still have ample gouging options.
I also think part of it for me is that I don’t find having to panic and slam lots of keys ideal gaming. I don’t like real real time, ’cause my brain starts melting trying to keep up with everything. No, I like it slow with an option to pause and think. It’s sort of like that scene from the second Back to the Future movie – I need to use my hands like a baby, all slow and cumbersome and the like. Sigh, and to think I USED to have above average hand-to-eye coordination… *grins*
I keep trying to think of things to add to today, but I’m a bit at a loss. It’s just one of those days, I suspect. 🙂
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