Saturday, 3 October 2009

Damned memory.

If there's one thing I hate, it's creepy little girls in horror movies.  If there's two things I hate, it's that and forgetting the controls of a game.  The latter is our topic of choice for this evening.

So I fired up Infinite Undiscovery for the first time since the day I bought it at the beginning of summer.  I probably would have had a better time if I hadn't just been pressing A to attack everything which looked at me funny.  I knew there were other attacks, and I knew I could connect to characters.....somehow.  What i didn't know was the effects of each attack, how to equip it, how to connect to someone and how to use their skills.  I took one look at the menus to relearn, but I only learnt what a few moves did.  I have no idea what a trait or title does or how to unlock more.  Buying items was a hassle, as I had to select the amount of each item I wanted BEFORE I said I wanted to buy it.
This is in no way the fault of the game.  All the information is there, and has been told to me before.  It's in every way my fault.  I tend to do this a lot with games.

"This seems like a good game.  That's the tutorial over with, and I've all the information I need!  Bring on the first enemy!  Wait, it's 2am already?  Lectures in the morning I'd better go get some sleep."
*2 months pass*
"Wow, I can't remember the game being this hard.  Wait, I'm supposed to Press A here?  How do I heal again?  This move is too slow, I'm sure I had another attack.  How do I revive characters?  Why am I the only one lef-...oh I'm dead."

No matter what game it is or how addicted I am to it, I'm going to forget how to play it.  Something shinier or an assignment I'm being graded heavily on will makes it's way towards me and the obsession I've been wasting away on will start collecting dust on the shelf.  It's happened multiple times over the years.  The Sims, Tropico, Halo, GTAIII, Guild Wars, FEAR, and Banjo Kazooie to name a few. 

Hopefully I'm not the only one.  Until I can upload game mechanics to my brain, I'm going to keep forgetting them.

1 comment:

  1. I feel your pain.

    Started up Assasins Creed for the first time in ages the other day and loaded a file that was a bit into the story.

    It got deleted so I could do the tutorial. >.<


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