So it’s always difficult to unburden yourself with those secrets you have held on for years. Those truths that you held in the deepest darkest recesses of your heart and mind could scare the world. But I thought I would get the ball rolling and share with you my Confessions of a Casual Gamer.
Number 1: I have never played Zelda
Yeah you read that correctly. Arguably the greatest games franchise ever made and as a self-proclaimed “gamer” I have never had the privilege to travel with Link on one of his glorious adventures. It is however something I’m hoping to rectify in the very near future!
Number 2: I don’t like Metal Gear Solid
Solid Snake. Liquid Snake. Nokia 3210 Snake. Not interested in one iota of it. To be perfectly honest with you, I don’t even have a logical reason for not liking the game. For some reason it just never really resonated with me and to an extent I do genuinely feel that I have missed out on a game changer of the video game world.
Number 3: I’ve never Platinumed a game.
So my rule of thumb with games has generally been that I need to complete whatever story mode (apart from Knack obviously) or narrative the game has to offer to truly get a sense of the game (as well as my monies worth). Now I’ve spent copious amounts of hours playing some great narrative experiences but I have never had the commitment to go back and grab every collectible or read every item.
Number 4: Console Friends
Now if you haven’t rage quit at the screen just yet then lets bond. Let’s bond over the fact that every single one of you reading this would have been friends with somebody just so you could go round and use their console. Admit it that was you!
Number 5: Swapsies
So you bought a game and are working your way through it. Your mate has done the same and you have decided that the best idea is for you to do a bit of a swapsies, but the only problem is that you haven’t completed yours yet so asked for theirs in advanced. Fast forward a few months and that game is resting comfortably on your shelf as a part of your gaming family, and having drawn the line in the sand- it has decided to stay with you!
What ae your gamer confessions? Let me know @MeteCritic and feel liberated!