Archives For Video Games

On 11/11/11, a masterpiece was released. There was a problem, though. I was leading our senior high fall retreat.

You can walk to everywhere you see. This game is massive and beautiful.

The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim was released for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC’s on that Sunday, and I had it pre-ordered. I had been eagerly awaiting Skyrim’s release for months. And yet, I didn’t start playing the game until this last December, over a year after its release.

There are several reasons why I waited thirteen months to play a game that I was thrilled to play. Continue Reading…

 

Earlier this year, I finally beat Mass Effect 3 on Xbox 360.

The famous Dialogue Wheel that has become a trademark of Bioware.

The famous Dialogue Wheel that has become a trademark of Bioware.

To fully appreciate the significance of this achievement, I have to begin my story in the summer of 2008.

I was living in my seminary apartment, working as a chaplain intern at Holy Redeemer Hospital, and counting down the days until the end of the summer when Sara and I would get married. Continue Reading…

In my last post, I talked about how busy my fall has been. During these past few months, I’ve used my busy schedule as an excuse for why I haven’t written as much as I’d like. But there’s more to the story.

This game is massive

This is what has been making be busy lately.

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Sara and I stopped by our not-so-local Apple store today while driving down to Colorado Springs. While there, I was ogling the new Macbook Pros with their Retina displays. My current Mac laptop is only two years old, but it felt much older while in the store.

While thinking about when I purchased my laptop, I also remembered how excited I was to try out my first game on my new, fast, computer. Sara had gotten me The Sims 3 for my birthday.

Everything rises or falls on that little, green progress bar.

In case you don’t know the concept of The Sims, it’s rather simple. You create a totally customizable character, known as your Sim. And then you control the life of your Sim. You can make them handsome and dashing, or an unattractive slob. You can make them a nerdy super-genius, or a flirtatious Casanova. They can live in a trashy home and never work, or they can climb the corporate ladder and own the best house in the neighborhood.

So the video game is a game all about real life?

Yep.

And it’s incredibly addictive. Continue Reading…

The Power of WoW

July 19, 2012 — 3 Comments

 

I really didn’t want to write this post.

I debated it throughout the evening. But finally, I decided that I just needed to sit down and write it.

So here I sit.

I didn’t want to write this post because I really wanted to play a video game called Mass Effect 3.

I’m already drawn into it

I played the first Mass Effect game in the summer of 2008, Mass Effect 2 in January of 2010, and I just started this one earlier this week. I’ve totally loved every Mass Effect game. You can check out some of the reasons why I love the series in a post I wrote about Mass Effect 2, here.

For the purposes of this post, all you need to know is that the series is uniquely powerful because you make significant choices about the story that carry over through all three games. Because of the choices I’ve made in the game, I care incredibly about each of the characters and what will happen to them. So I’m dying to find free time to play it and see.

This isn’t the only time that I’ve been wowed by a game experience. Continue Reading…