So, I’m an admitted nerdgirl.
I love learning new things, love researching things I’m interested in, and weird facts stick to the inside of my brain like Velcro.
But, I’m also a gamergirl.
I started playing games when my ex-husband introduced me to them in 1997, when we were dating.
And my love for RPG (role-playing games) was cemented then.
I think it truly stems from my love of books, as I see games as a way to actually participate in the stories.
And, I get to kill shit.
Best stress-relief ever.
For the last few months, though, I haven’t been playing any of the games I have. I think my depression was weighing down on so much in my life, it just kind of took over everything I enjoyed & wrenched it from me.
Now, however, I’ve started to get some of my spark back.
It’s slow-going, because this bout of depression was – really bad. And I know it’s going to take a while to come all the way back from that.
But, I’m starting to get my games back.
Fallout 3, 4, & New Vegas, are some of the ones I enjoy in the apocalyptic genre. The storylines are really good, and they’re “open-world” games, which means I can go where I want in the map, & don’t have to follow a set agenda.
When I’m seriously in the mood for taking out bad guys, these are my go-to, as there’s a whole lot of baddies to get in them. It’s pretty much the core of the plotlines for these games, so they’re perfect for that.
If I’m looking more for “story”, or leaning more towards wanting the fantasy worlds, I load up Elder Scrolls Oblivion (I’ve played this game SOOO many times, all the way through, I could probably be a tutor for noobs.
If I’m looking to go “old school”, I fire up Final FantasyX & X2. Classics, and, in my opinion, 2 of the best put out in the Final Fantasy series.
I have a couple of other games in my cabinet that I love, but don’t play often anymore, mostly because I have beaten them, & they’re such long-playing games, I just don’t feel as passionate about them as the others.
Now, you gamers out there will notice that all of these are “single player” games.
Yep. I don’t play well with others & run with scissors when I’m gaming.
*sigh* I have control issues, alright? I don’t respond well to getting ordered about while I’m trying to play a game.
So, I’ve mostly stayed away from MMORPGs. (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games)
I tried, when Elder Scrolls came out with their MMORPG.
*sigh* I just couldn’t take it.
Too many people running around, no one I trusted to play with – it irritated me enough to make me stop playing.
And this is a BIG hesitation,
I’m trying again.
This time on my phone.
I found a game that’s got such gorgeous graphics, & the story seems engaging enough. The fighting style will take me a bit to learn, as it requires both thumbs on my touch screen, so that’s awkward. I have to watch where I’m touching, because there are no physical buttons.
Gah, I wish they’d just put this on a console.
The name of the game is Perfect World.
It first came out as a PC game, I guess? But, since I don’t PC, that don’t fly for me. So here it is.
I’ll give this the benefit of the doubt, and try it for a while.
I’ve been looking for a new RPG to play, and this might fill that role.
I only play it at home, since it would suck data like a desert cactus in a rain storm.
So, maybe if I take it slow, give it time to settle…
I’m just glad I’m starting to get my GamerNerdgirl back on.
I missed this chick.