Rediscover the Joys of Discovery
I suppose I’m an FPS player primarily, with an interest in RPGs, a soft spot for quirky ’art’ games and nostalgic longings for adventure games. That’s not to say I play nothing else but I’m certainly less adventurous than when I first started gaming. From business sims to side-scrolling shooters, if it appeared on the PC Gamer cover disc I would play it.
I wish I hadn’t stopped being so adventurous.
Chris recently gave me Burnout Paradise. I typically have no interest in racing games so as I roared around Paradise City, cackling like mad as I T-boned Chris while bopping to Avril Lavigne on the in-game radio, I realised how much I must have missed.
There was something very exciting about exploring that cover disc. Even the worst games typically had some minor pleasing aspect and the discovery alone was enjoyable. The few great games I found were just the icing on the cake, really.
While I no longer have the time to play every game I come across, I definitely should step outside my comfort zone more often in 2010. Perhaps I’ll even play FIFA 11.