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I don’t think you’re an open book to people just from the type of games you play, I mean just because I, Simon Barker play a Grand Theft Auto game, that doesn’t necessarily make me a threat to society does it? Despite what certain people would have you know about games such as these.
However, that said if people were to play the following games they could perhaps get an insight into my psyche – or at least I can interpret what I think playing these games say about me. I mean, if you were to play them you’d take your own personal experiences away from them which may not be what I would, don’t you think?
Civilization – various incarnations of this game have been a firm favourite of mine for the last 15 years or so, mainly because I appreciate the strategic nature of the game and with it being turn-based, it affords me the luxury of having plenty of time to consider the decisions that I make – that’s probably why I don’t like real-time strategy games, I don’t get the time to really consider the strategy element to them. Take a look at this video review and you’ll see what I mean!
Half Life 2 – a science fiction game that has a great story and is entertaining and involving as you play a scientist who has to save the world – would I want to identify with a science geek that ends up being a hero…ermmm…well! Also, in Episode 1 there’s a point at which Alyx tries to scare you by making zombie noises in the dark – that for me is a classic moment in gaming – a little bit of humour injected into proceedings is always a nice thing to have, anyway here’s another another (attempted) joke from her:
World of Warcraft – MMO means that its not just a single player game – you are compared to others and achievements mean more which is why I think that I could never really get into Oblivion. It looked a cool game, but for me, the sense of community and true interaction wasn’t there, so I couldn’t justify investing the time into it, especially when I could be working towards other goals in a game such as WoW! That’s usually a good thing, but obviously other people can then let you down…take a look at the Leeroy Jenkins video!
What games would you suggest someone play if they wanted to get to know you better? Can you tell what kind of person somebody is from the games that they play?
Participants : Silvercublogger, The Average Gamer, Game Couch, thoughts and rants, Delayed Responsibility, Boom Stick Brigade, Boom Stick Brigade 2, CrazyKinux’s Musing, Gamer Unit, Draining Souls.net, 8-Bit Brigade, Zath Games Tech, Hawty McBloggy, Lou Lantos