Geek Banter and Jamie at Mithril Wisdom - and, for the while, let's talk about games instead of books. Be sure to pop over and check out what games other people are talking about.
I've always been a gamer. Not the hard core, sit in front of the computer/gaming console all day type (not often, anyways), although, I can go through the Hidden Object games on my computer in one go (takes me about three hours each time).
My favourite types of games, the ones that can drag me away from the writing, are the RPG and adventure types. So long as there's a screen and a console. I tried playing some on the laptop, but ... ugh! Crazy hard without a mouse!
So here's a few of the titles on my adored list:
Most of the Star Wars games, like Knights of the Old Republic. Yes, the old original and its sequel, both with horrible graphics. I still like them. ^_^
Viking: Battle for Asgard. Ah, I wished he would've talked. And I need to replay it. I missed the ending because everyone came home just as the cutscene happened!
Overlord 2 ... go, looky the minions! How could you say no to them? Oddly enough, the idea for Dark One's Mistress crackled to life while playing this. Yet the story I wrote is nothing like the game, it has more in common with Beauty and the Beast ... don't ask me what's up with that.
And then there's my dear Assassin's Creed series. In fact, Assassin's Creed has to be my most favourite game. I've got them all and have played most of them out, I can't quite bring myself to finish the last ... mostly because I don't want it to end.
My love for Assassin's Creed started back in 2007, since I've always been attracted to the games that let me wander about however I choose and fight however I want. That it had 'assassin' in the title was an added bonus (guess which character type I prefer when playing? ^_^). That I was stuck playing a guy (Altaïr) meant nothing to me (in fact, I found him a little cute, despite his inability to swim). I was an assassin! I'd played that sucker out! And the storyline! *fan self* Oh dear, the storyline is so adorable!
Then Assassin's Creed 2 came along in 2009. And I was all over it. Only this time, my guy had become a sweet Italian dude (Ezio). And I was okay with that. I was also cool that he stuck around for a couple more games. Although, I did take on a bit of an accent after playing one for two days straight (it was a rental, okay?). I also cried at the end of 'Revelations'. Not sniffles. I mean, seriously cried. I'd gotten so attached to my Ezio. Thank goodness I've still got the books to read. Ha! Yes, there are books. I did some major squeeing when I found them.
My last one, the one I was so eager to get, yet hesitant to finish has dear Connor. *sigh* Is it right that I got a crush on three men, all of whom run about wearing a hood and killing people (bad people, I may add. People who killed their families)? I know none of them are real and yet ... a gal can dream, right? ^_^