All About Lostboy1224
E3 showed me a lot. Pretty much it boils down to Microsoft making mistakes and Sony listens to what consumers and the gaming community need. If I buy something I should own it and be able to sell, keep it, trade with a family member, and not have it check in with the internet everyday.
I was really going to give both sides a chance this time around and see who could offer what I wanted. Microsoft has some good looking games coming, but its not worth giving up my rights as a consumer. Sony really stepped up for everyone worried about losing most of the great aspects of owning a console. Microsoft killed off the original Xbox way too soon. I forgave it. Microsoft put a ton of faulty 360s onto the market with a small ass warranty, resulting in me having to go through 4 consoles in 3 years. I stepped away and moved on. New console cycle is about to launch and even after all that I still was willing to hear them out. Then they tell me I get less freedom at a greater cost, which I just need to "deal with it". No thanks. See you in 7 years, maybe but I doubt it.
The older I get the further out of touch I feel for this generation of gaming. I have tried to play most of the big named titles that come out every year, but my time and effort always seem to come up short. Last year I was able to play through and beat Mass Effect 2, Red Dead Redemption, Heavy Rain, and that was about it. Yeah, I tried diving into some of the other great games available, but just couldn't stay focused long enough to finish them or even get through the first 10 hours of game play.
Titles such as Assasins Creed 2, Assasins Creed Brotherhood, Bioshock 2, Fallout New Vegas, God of War 3, and many other games were never able to hold my attention long enough to either begin or finish them. I partly blame my love for FPS games that take up too much of my time without really making progress in any sense. Black Ops and MAG took up a lot of the time available that I could have used to beat those games listed, or get started on games I missed prior to that such as Dragon Age Origins.
That's the funny thing about FPS games, they are fun to play for a lot of people but we usually miss out on other games cause we set aside days worth of gaming just so we can prestige, or get our K/D ratios up. I have had a lot of fun with Black Ops but finally I have just had to set it aside for a bit so I can get focused on taking part in some great games that are slipping through my fingers with each day passing. Once I fall behind in new releases there is little chance I will catch up to the game or ever come close to beating it.
So with 2011 here and the gaming season about to kick off once again with Dead Space 2 already dropping, I am going to try and stay in the loop this year and hopefully play more then just the big 2 or 3 games of the year. When I was a kid this wasn't a problem, too much time on my hands then but not now. So I get older and pickier with my time for games cause don't have enough to become that hardcore gamer who plays 99% of the games that came out this year. People complain about games being too short, but I thank my lucky stars for games like that these days! Maybe that means i'll actually beat it.
The only reason I wasn't playing the heck out of this game 2 months ago was I promised my daughter that I wouldn't buy it since she wanted to get it for me for Christmas. After spending about 7 hours yesterday playing all the different modes and getting a feel for the game I can say this will probably be my most played game of 2011. There is so much variation in this game and I didn't even try out zombie mode yet, which I hear is fantastic. Out of all the games I didn't feel anything was unfair, and I never experienced any cheating yet which is a good sign. I do like being able to buy what I want when I want instead of waiting and waiting to unlock it.
So hope you all had a great holiday season and here is looking forward to what next year brings.