I'm now in my mid-thirties.
I USED (as in until about 15 years ago) to be a FANATICAL gamer. Owned nearly every system that was ever made...really did.
Then I simply lost the plot for everything but sports games around N64/PS...to this day I still figure it was due to the "first-person-ish" shooter/action games that have pretty much taken over the gaming earth, it appears to me. My brother loved a game like "Goldeneye" and I absolutely abhorred it. Simply too much for me- pretty much the way I'd sum it up if that makes sense.
But I've tried...and tried..and tried to fall in love with gaming and recapture that magic. Again and again.
I've bought the PS3 TWICE, lol. I re-convinced myself that I was simply missing something the first time around.
Now, here I am- AGAIN- convinced I may as well have just thrown $350 (for the sys, 2 controllers, games, etc) out the window.
On my second go-round, I figured (liking the first Uncharted quite a bit, actually) that I'd give the even higher (seemingly) revered #2 a try.
And? Really not into it. Just seems super tedious with 6th grade puzzles you KNOW you're going to solve, but then it takes a decent amount of time to physically do. I'm not trying to sound arrogant, I think I just lack the patience/interest in such things at this point in my life.
Then I tried Arkham Asylum..."game of the year".
After about 20 sessions and 10+ hours, I literally cannot bring myself to play it anymore. I really, really, do not like this game. The "x-ray vision" aspect of the game seems as asinine a concept as any I have ever seen in video games. Maybe I'm missing something...
I then tried an "old school" remake" "Ico and Shadow of the Colossus". I've played about 2 hours worth of "ICO" and I'm done. This was/is a supposed "classic" just cannot hold my interest. Ugh!
So I'm hopeless than, right? If I am, that's ok, I'll just give the whole thing away to a charity or needy family...anyone who will use it for what it's been designed to do. I don't even need it for BD's, lol.
But I WANT to love this thing, I really do, so I'm open to some perhaps a-typical suggestions. It's hard to say what exactly I'm into after drowning the aforementioned games, but let's just keep out those first person, "spin 360 degrees in a quarter-second" jobbers, if possible. I know this is a powerful machine that has to have something to offer me and my 11.2 channel surround sound and 84" HD screen!
Sorry for the length/rant, but I just know there's some "older" chaps around here like me who may be able to "help" me, lol.
Maybe a racing game? I think motorsport was kinda cool IIRC? Perhaps think a NES/PS3 hybrid, lmao. Great graphics but, easy, maybe even 2D play-fields and a simple narrative that cuts down (or even OUT) these minutes-long dialogs that I know everyone else seems to love. Personally, I find myself laughing at those kind of scenes in Uncharted and Batman than enjoying...I guess I just don't think video games have reached the point where they can emulate movies well enough. Just my opinion.
But the cool thing with a guy like me is: the $9 used/3 year-old games are all NEW to me, so I can really splurge, lmao!
Flame a bit if need be, but my intentions are good, I assure you...
My Parlor and Theatre: "Jimbo's Dugout" : http://www.avsforum.com/forum/15-gen...re-parlor.html
Actual phone call (see pic to left):
Tech (responding to laughter): "I'm sorry sir, did I miss something?"
Me: "Yeah, a case of Diet Mountain Dew walking across my living room."