Monday, October 4, 2010

My First Time Across the Finish Line

I have told this story a thousand times, but here it goes again. I used to suck at first-person shooters. I just wasn't cut out for it. But one day, after two years of sitting on my shelf, I picked up a copy of the Metroid Prime and tore through it on my Game Cube. I've been a run and gun bitch ever since. But now, I have conquered my latest gaming fear. Racing.

I have never been good at driving in games. I always spin out at corners, crash into objects, and just never seem to be able to multitask while I'm racing. I mean God forbid I have to shoot something
while I drive. I am usually decent at flying games like Ace Combat and Flight Simulator. But really, driving of any kind has been my downfall.

This week, I was introduced to the game Blur. Its not a total racing game. There are lots of different things in the game like power-ups and time trials. But it is all clearly based on driving. I was reluctant to even put the game disc in my Xbox. But once I did, I never looked back.
Not only was I able to race, but I was doing a decent job ! I was completing solo career challenges left and right. I raced live with other gamers and I almost never came in last. In fact, a couple times, I was in the top three.

Now this very well could be a fluke. I might never be able to pick up another racing game other than this one. But if that's the case, it was fun while it lasted. I just hope that this is my gateway into racing games. Maybe the way Metroid broke me into FPS, Blur will help me learn how to virtually drive.


Linz said...

congrats! I'm a horrible driver on games. It's pretty much why I gave up on GTA IV - the racing missions are darn near impossible for me. I've played Forza 2 a little bit, and it's pretty fun.

Plus, don't forget Mario Kart. Always a racing win.

Debbie said...

As described by the bf's roommate, Blur is a lot like Mario Kart but with real cars and cooler. Lindsey, I would recommend you check it out but you are without xbox for awhile. Sad face.