I want to be able to play video games because they look so darn sweet, but the same thing happens every time I try. I struggle with the controller, get mad, jam down the buttons and end up waving it at the screen and sort of shaking it as though somehow that's going to make me look at the bad guy and shoot in the right direction. It doesn't. I end up continuing to look the wrong way, get lodged behind a pillar or a giant potted plant that I cannot see around and the bad guys blow me to bits. All this happens while my poor husband tries to calmly give me direction until I want to smack him. At which point I throw the controller at him and
So, my husband spends hours playing games that I only occassionally check out. I've caught some great cut scenes, but nothing that's every pulled me into a game. But now he's playing Mass Effect 2 and I suddenly can't wait to see what happens next. I have not touched the controller and I am completely vested in what Shepard is going to do. Will he stop the Collectors? Is the Illusive Man a good guy or a bad guy? What is up with Subject Zero? BioWare has managed to create an RPG that is interesting even when you don't hold the controller. I do help him hack some computers (no controller required for me) and try to keep him from going totally Renegade, but otherwise I'm just an observer. Ohhh, he's about to take on a Geth Collusus! This is gonna be good.