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Through my constant tirades about how Call of Duty games are stupid to play because it's just mindless killing and fascination with guns, I found myself playing Black Ops II and enjoying it.
I always forget that I play things like Left 4 Dead and that that's the same mindless killing as Call of Duty in a sense. Of course it's a different concept and it seems more realistic when you're killing realistic living people (excluding Nazi Zombies), but it's mindless all the same. There is something amazing yet horrific that draws a person back to the fast-paced gunning that is FPS (first-person-shooters).
Yes, I know, not all FPS's are like Call of Duty. But I'm talking about the general idea so stay with me.
It's a rush running through the battlefield with a gun that could potentially run out of bullets if you're not paying attention. Every move you make could mean death if you're not experienced or you panic in just the wrong way. Every risk you take by rushing that guy you just had to stab instead of shooting him safely from afar. It makes everything you do scary.
And that's why I keep going back.
It's like watching a horror movie except you become more interactive--plus, you can't really die (although that doesn't seem to be the beliefs of all from reactions I've heard). It's frustrating when you die because you wanted to know what was around the next corner and what would happen if you lived through the ordeal. You want to get past the entities that are in the way of an amazing victory. Which is why I'm surprised that I haven't thrown my controller yet.
I have never been the kind of gamer that gets angry when something doesn't work out in my favor because that's my brother's department, but I swear, despite the exhilaration of the game, all I want to do is strangle the creator of the game and ask them why the hell I keep dying.
So I should walk away...right?
But I can't. I got far enough in the game that I have to finish it now. I played Fable III all the way through (sucked, check my review here) so surely I could do this. I have to...I have to....I have to...
Excuse me while I go completely obsessive over finishing the stupid game.