All About Joker_Wylde
The fairly random thoughts of a full time student...
Enchanted: Oddysey to the West
Mass Effect Add Ons (Bring Down the Sky and Pinnacle Station)
Panzer Dragoon Saga
Fahrenheit (Indigo Prophecy)
A House in California
Vandal Hearts 3, Flames of Judgement
Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword
After about 2 years of lower arm pain, I have been able to return to gaming and regular Internet use. I cannot describe how grateful I am that the pain I felt was not related to overuse, and that it has in many ways improved. As a result, I have started to play games again, in an effort to clear the backlog of games I own that I haven't completed. The process I went through during my treatment and recovery allowed me to reassess my choice in games. Sadly most of these are RPGs, and take hours to play, and although I am mostly free of pain now, I don't relish the thought of spending hours on repetitive grinding for low pay off. Some of these I may well abandon (FFXIII I'm looking in your direction), but I think it has given me a renewed appreciation for shorter action games, such as Enslaved.
I recently started studying chronic pain, and I am interested in other people with an RSI diagnosis. Since my problems are not repetitive strain, I do not concern myself with the pain I feel from time to time. I know it isn't causing me any long-term damage. But considering how many people there are who play games, and the increasing use of computers and smart phones, the diagnosis of such a condition must be increasing. I wonder how it has affected other people's playing habits. I wonder if there are other people who have had to make the same choice I did, and decide to stop playing, at least until the problem went away.
To return to the title, I would welcome recommendations of console games that are short (less than 30 hours), with good story lines or engaging puzzle mechanics. No console is too old, between my Xbox, PS3 and Wii I can play most old games, and DosBox works for the older PC games. I feel like I want to make up for lost time now, and 150 hours of gameplay is still a little daunting.
I have far too much to say about this to include my personal thoughts with this link. When I have formed a cogent argument I may come back discuss this issue further. Needless to say I am pleased with the result.
May 22, 2013 7:41 pm GMTJoker_Wylde added Lost Spirits of Kael to their wish list
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May 10, 2013 7:35 am GMTJoker_Wylde added Lumber Island to their wish list
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May 6, 2013 9:36 pm GMTJoker_Wylde added Primordia to their wish list
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May 3, 2013 10:11 am GMTJoker_Wylde added Gray Matter to their owned game list
May 3, 2013 10:08 am GMTJoker_Wylde added Organ Trail: Director's Cut to their owned game list
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