Slowly Crawling Out of ‘Wannabe’ Status

I’m at it again… Acquiring games when I shouldn’t. But, here comes my excuse, and it’s a good one: Morrowind: The Elder Scrolls III is a rare RPG gem. It’s an RPG that approaches actual role-playing — consequences for every choice, and lots and lots of choices — rather than what passes for role-playing games today in the video game industry — Final Fantasy-type interactive narratives with scripted storylines and basically the same endings.

Urgh. I haven’t even fucking finished Baldur’s Gate 2: Shadows of Amn, how am I supposed to complete this one? Honestly, I don’t know what I’m going to do with myself! Bah, it was only $9.99 at Wal-Mart (I know, I’m evil for shopping there!).

A couple of weeks before that, I got American McGee’s Alice. I bought it from a customer at the store. He was selling a load of games because he had to pay his electricity bill. The store doesn’t buy PC games, so he was taking offers. I’d heard lots about American McGee’s Alice, and he accepted my offer of $5.00 for the game, so I thought, “Why not?”

However, I do have some happy gaming progress news to report. I have a brand new sparkly Pearl Blue GBA SP, which I have been coveting for over a year. I am not entirely convinced by the Nintendo DS, and I don’t want to spend $150+ for a handheld console (No prizes for concluding that I’m not about to spend $250+ for a Sony PSP.). Therefore, my new Pearl Blue SP (I call her ‘Haru’.) has replaced my old Arctic GBA (which doesn’t have a name, but I guess I could come up with one. Maybe I should take suggestions.).

I am about to make my point here. I have been taking the Metro to work and on the Metro I play Golden Sun: The Lost Age. If you have been reading my blog (which I’m sure you haven’t, because no one reads this thing), you will have noted that Golden Sun: The Lost Age is on my list of games I need to complete. There! I am not being a complete slacker! See? I am a gamer, honest! Hooray for mobile gaming!

It’s hard to find time for gaming when I get home and I have about three hours to do stuff before I go to bed at night. And that includes time for dinner. I always end up sleeping later than my desired bedtime. :-/

  1 comment for “Slowly Crawling Out of ‘Wannabe’ Status

  1. Dyannamika
    7 April 2005 at 00:28

    Ooooh! Alice is AWESOME. I love that game. I played it a bit at uni, borrowing it from a friend. It’s soooo messed up. And Morrowind. I have also heard good things about it.

    How will we ever finish all these games???

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