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Many of you know the frustration of having parents that don't really understand gaming culture. If you follow my Twitter account, you've probably already heard many of my dad's musings about video games and what I do for a living. While he's a very smart guy, virtually everything about the video game industry (and technology in general) frightens and confuses him. He flew up to Minneapolis recently to visit me, so I decided to take him to the office and record a Replay of sorts with him. We played five games, and he predictably hated all of them. Watch below to hear his pain.
Note: To watch the 2012 selection of games, click here.
Dead Space 2 - In this first video, I make the mistake of telling him we'll move onto the next game once he dies. I didn't realize that it would take him ten minutes to get through each room, so this turns into one of the longest 45 minutes of my life.
Katamari Forever - If normal games scare him, I assumed Katamari would be an absolute nightmare. He ends up hating it just as much as I expected in this short session with the game.
Bayonetta - He says that the only way a game could grab him right away is if it featured "a lot of nudity." Since Bayonetta shows some skin, will he find a way to enjoy such a ridiculous game? (Spoiler: no)
Heavy Rain - I thought that his biggest issue with this game would be the control scheme. Turns out he just really doesn't want to see Ethan naked.
God of War III - This one was a crap shoot. I tried to get him into the first God of War a few months ago and he despised it. Will he find something to like about Kratos' epic PS3 debut?
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Oh man, this is going to be a great way to wrap up my day. Thanks, Dan!
One question though: why didn't you have him play Quackshot? :P
I do this to my dad all the time one of the games we both hate that we still play together is Cabellas big game hunter on the ps2
My dad actually enjoys titles and he actually just finished Black Ops. They have to be extremeley simplistic though. He does have funny commentary though
This has made my day
Please make more of these.
if i'm not getting bananas thrown at me then i'm not having fun. i see where you get your humor.
Gah! I get through 3 minutes at a time and it crashes -.-
dan your dad is hilarious, kinda reminds me of you and tim combined
Why do I have to be so *** tired right now?! I want watch all these through this very minute, but going on two and a half hours of sleep will make that very hard...