Because most of my family would rather play video games during their free time than anything else. And when the frustrated screaming and yelling starts….well, I tend to disappear….
In all honesty, I do not have the attention span for such a thing.
Not that I’m not knowledgeable about game systems. You name a console, my family probably has and/or had it at one point. X-Box, Nintendo 64, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, the Wii, Game Cube, some incarnation of a Playstation, and Youngest Brother even had a Dreamcast once. And Mom and Older Sister swear up and down that the family had an Atari system, but damned if I remember it.
My brothers are gaming masters. There is no denying that. Mom is a pretty good gamer herself. Older Sister has her own X-Box, in which she is great at “Halo” games or those “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic” games.
Me? No thank you.
I dunno. I’ve just never been one for video games. Couldn’t tell you why.
Although I do have one video game vice, as it were.
Once in a blue moon, I just feel the need to ‘kill’ something or ‘beat someone up.’ And so, I take it out via a video game.
I play “Soul Caliber II.”
I will usually only play through one ‘Arcade’ type game cycle. If you know the game, that’s the story cycle, where the character starts out on the journey, fights many opponents, conquers a ‘Destiny’ battle, and then fights the ultimate bad guy for the sword.
My character of choice is Talim. I will only play as Talim. Yup. Talim is my girl! She has those dual blades. Awesomeness.
Now, here’s the funny part.
I do not know what I’m doing when I play that game.
Seriously! I don’t! I just push the buttons! Occasionally, the character will do a really cool move, a really cool attack, and I have no idea what buttons I pushed to get her to do that.
I usually do win. Just don’t ask how I did it.
Yeah. I’m really not cut out to be a gamer.