This may seem a strange thing for a girl to be obsessed over, but at the same time, it’s pretty cool. I mean, I don’t have many female friends that I can talk to since I am constantly thinking about video games (among other things; I’m not THAT obsessed), but that’s okay. Usually I talk to guys about this sort of thing because…well…they always seem to like video games. Now, I don’t play the shoot-em-up video games that much for two reasons: One, I hate shooting things and two, I’m terrible at shooting in general. Especially if it’s a first-person shooter. Now, I am a Halo fan, so maybe I was lying a bit about not liking first-person shooters, but I am TERRIBLE at Halo. I mean, I go into a multiplayer game and in a minute I find myself waiting to respawn. I little bit better inside of the campaign…but I still can’t shoot. If you’re wonder if I play COD…no, I do not. I still can’t past the sharpshooter part in the first Modern Warfare. Nope.
But there are games that I am a BEAST at. Like ASSASSIN’S CREED. Especially the third one. I rule in campaign (especially hunting in the frontier), but I am a specialist in multiplayer…for all three of the Assassin’s Creed games that have multiplayer. I have beaten all of my male gamers in all modes except for Wanted. But I will rise…and I will conquer. I’m only down by 200 points so it shouldn’t be so hard. I just like playing Deathmatch and Simple Deathmatch. I rule at identifying people without a compass.
Anyways, I haven’t really answered my question. I just rambled on how much I’m terrible at first person shooters and how much I like playing Assassin’s Creed on multiplayer. I like video games because make you engage in a world that you can’t be a part of in other mediums, such as a film. Or a book. Now, I love reading and I HIGHLY recommend reading books more than playing video games, but I have to admit that I can’t be Commander Shepherd in a book. I can only experience her story. But I wish I could read her story in book form. Oh man that would be awesome. Yes, I favor femShep over male Shep. But the art, the programming, the script writing, and the feeling of being inside a world that you can control is pretty awesome. And I don’t have to be insane to do it. Well, I also write and have created my own world, but that’s a different story. A very different story. I really like RPGs because I can be someone that I’ve always dreamed of being. I mean, I can’t slay dragons in real life…
Video games also let me connect to my brothers a little bit more. My oldest, younger brother LOVES video games and is going to school to be a video game designer. So we have something to talk about around the table when I come home from school. Sometimes when my family gets a game that we can all play, we just get on and have a good time on local multiplayer.
Top games I adore:
Assassin’s Creed (all five games)
Mass Effect (The entire trilogy)
Halo (the entire series)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (also obsessed with this game)
Rainbow Six: Vegas 2
If I’m able to play a girl at some part in the game, I’ll play it. Now since I mentioned that, I should write a post about female characters…