Thursday, December 10, 2015

Games You Can Pause

Maybe I'm getting old, or maybe I'm just anti-social, but when I play a video game, I like it to have a "Pause" button. It's probably a function of when I grew up, where home gaming systems were, at most, a two player afair, and you had to be in the same room for that.

I think what it comes down to is that I don't want to be dependent on others, especially others I don't know, for my gaming experience. Oh, I've played World of Warcraft, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and Star Trek Online, but only with people that I know outside of the game. Any time I've played with a pick-up group, either I'm too inexperienced for them, or they just run around and do whatever.

So, I tend to play solo games that I can pause, get a drink, deal with whatever Kira wants at the moment, go to the bathroom, etc. Or, I'm playing a Lego game with Kira, which means that we actual figure out what we're going to do together. Of course, I'm also not stuck in the office playing on the computer, I'm out in the living room on the Playstation, which means that I have to be able to stop playing when the need arises, and that requires a non-persistent game world.

Now, if you will excuse me, I have to check on my Skyrim family.

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