I've been trying for about 10 minutes to write a post about video games. I can't, though, because I don't even like video games. Hmm, that's untrue. I don't like most video games. My distaste stems from my inability to play most of them. It irritates me. I want to be good at video games because it's competitive, and I love competition. So truly, my hatred should be with my inability rather than the games themselves.
There are, however, some video games I do enjoy. We had an ATARI game system when we were kids. I sucked at Donkey Kong. I did all right in River Raid and Frogger, so those became my games of choice.
When we got a Nintendo, I worked very hard to beat Super Mario Bros. I guess I had something to prove. I am pretty sure it took me a couple years to beat the game, while everyone else had moved on to other games like Zelda... which I never did figure out.
Tetris is one of my favorite games. I learned early on that I was skilled at this game. I could beat most people in lines and/or score.
I wasn't awesome at Mortal Kombat, but I could occasionally beat my brother, so I enjoyed that game. I would always choose subzero. It's easy to beat up a frozen dude. Plus, my brother taught me the leg sweep trick, where I could repeatedly trip the guy and he couldn't retaliate before I swept him again. I even learned a few codes for finalities.
Recently, I've taken a liking to Guitar Hero. I have beaten everything in medium (except Lou), but I can't get through a song on hard. I've heard Rock Band is even better, but I haven't had the opportunity to play that one.
These are all pretty cool games, but my favorite game of all time, without a doubt, has to be Ms. Pacman. I own a plug-in game and I still play it. I once spent an entire day at Disneyquest playing Ms. Pacman for most of the day. I almost hit 100,000 that day. I had the high score, regardless. It's my dream to own an arcade version of Ms. Pacman. Someday. someday!
What are your favorite video games?