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.