Sometimes I wish I could go back to being a kid when it comes to playing video games. After playing video games for 16-17 years I can’t pick something up without dissecting it in my mind and judging it from a game design standpoint. But then I’m shit at expressing myself through writing or speech so it’s a totally useless skill to have and it means I can’t enjoy things as readily as most people and I suck at trying to explain why.
On top of all that I’m really pessimistic about video games coming out in the future, because I figure everything is headed towards casualization and spectacle rather than interesting and thoughtful game design.
I’ve been hyped about Metal Gear Rising for forever and now on the eve of having the demo in my hands I’m putting it under a magnifying glass and I’m worrying my ass off because of some of the shit I’ve seen. When I actually play it tomorrow I’m going to be sitting there being all critical and autistic instead of enjoying the fact that I’m playing a game where you can knock a man into the air and slice him into no less than 50 pieces before fighting a robotic dog with a chainsaw for a tail.