Remember the old days when we played games for fun? There was no competition on who has the higher K/D ratio. Where, we all finished games and don’t care how others played them? Or how games were not so freaking frustrating that you would want to throw your controller at the TV screen. Those were the good ol’ days…right, right?
If you remember those days with the N64 and Sega games, then you are a cool person. If not, then I’m sorry. Really.
Well, oddly enough, I’m not here to talk about the “Good ol’ Days” of gaming(Although, I can talk your ears off about it), I’m wanting to discuss on my frustration with some video games. I’m not the type of person who would throw a controller at the TV. If you are that person, seek help immediately. No, I’m the person who will quit a game at a time if I find a difficult level/spot. I even stop playing for months on time if I’m really not feeling that part of a game. Crazy? Madness? Yeah to both. If I go through a level and keep dying time in and time out, I will put that game back in my games box and play other games until I feel interested enough to play it again.
I did this with plenty of games. I did it with both Uncharted 2 & 3. Also with Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood….Assassin’s Creed III…and Assassin’s Creed: IV: Black Flag. See the pattern? I didn’t exactly quit those games because I didn’t like them or I found them to be dull. No, I liked all those games. I just found a section in the game that I get frustrated on and would put the game away.
Let’s take ACIV: Black Flags for example. I’m at a part where I have to be stealthy in a river with alligators, and I ALWAYS get killed chasing my enemy. I said ef it, and put down the game in frustration. Now, I stare at the game like it stole something from me.
Like I’ve stated, I like these games. But, at times I have to take a step back from them because I can get way too mad at them. In my eyes, it’s better to take a step back, then it is to throw a controller half way across the living room.
Is the reason I get so mad with these games is because video games is getting so complicated that it is taking a lot to beat them? Maybe so.
What about you guys? Do you like to throw controllers or step back from the console like I do? Leave a comment.