Video Game Romances

If there’s anything that will have me completely obsessed with something, it’s emotional investment. I wish I could be deep and meaningful and say that I enjoy games first and foremost for the tight storyline, detailed world-building, intuitive gameplay, expansive content, and all those other things that make a game wonderful. And I do enjoy all of those. I could talk about lore and characters all day, and how every minute detail in the game relates to the canon and how completely awesome that is. Read more…

Blast from the Past with Harvest Moon

I haven’t been very active lately because this is now my life:

Harvest Moon: Back to Nature is one of my favorite childhood games. One of my favorite games, period. I love simulation games (The Sims 2 is my other obsession), and I especially love HM:BTN because underneath the cute graphics are characters with actual backstories. If there’s anything that can hook me into a game, it’s character development and this game has a lot of it. I never noticed when I played it as a kid, but now I’m blown away at how much storyline they placed beyond the main quest. Read more…

My New Baby (Spoiler: It’s a Computer)

Michael built a custom gaming computer for me last week! I’ve always wanted one and I am beyond excited you guys. I had him order all of the parts for me because I have no idea about building rigs, but he’s done it plenty of times and I trusted him completely to know what I need. I just asked him what I should budget, and I’ll save up for it. He told me to save a grand. WTF! I knew it was gonna be pricey but not that much. Read more…

Sid Meier Bundle

I bought the Humble Sid Meier Bundle today even though I already own Civilization V because I have no self-control. I mainly got it for the Gods & Kings DLC which I’m totally here for. Now if only my Steam would actually work. I game on a six-year-old desktop computer running on Windows XP. It still runs faster and render graphics better than my much, much younger laptop. Plus it’s just much more comfortable to game on a desktop in my opinion, and the screen is much larger too. Read more…