Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Video Games I'm Playing This Week

A few weeks ago, one of my friends posted the following on my Facebook wall:

"My dearest Michelle, can we get together and play videogames? I am woefully out of practice in shooting things."

It should be noted that this was a female friend which added to the excitement. There aren't as many of us out there as I wish there were. So I was obviously down.

Except then, I really was down. And out. For weeks. With some horrible mutating illness that made it impossible for me to swallow without crying. Or talk. So at least those around me were happy.

Actually, they weren't. They were worried and sad and amazing and brought me things and made sure I stayed my cheery self. I'm lucky that way.

Anyways, when I was just-about recovered- and bored out of my mind from being bed-ridden for weeks- it was time. To. Play.

I started off with downloading Left 4 Dead 2. And I know I'm a bit of a geek and all but believe it or not, I've never played a videogame with other people online. So...that happened. By "that," I mean mostly shooting the person with whom I was playing about as many times as I shot zombies. My shooting skills aren't what you'd call stellar. I'm working on it.

A few days later, I spent a whole night playing videogames; everything from the original Mario Bros. and Legend of Zelda to some addicting cell phone game to Braid.

And then...there was my new favorite. BIT.TRIP RUNNER.

It's retro. It's musical (like, what you do in the game creates the music). It's a bunch of jumping, kicking, sliding, and springing. And there are pretty, pretty rainbows. So, you know. The addiction's really not my fault.

Right now, I'm stuck on the second-to-last level of the first world and have been for two days. Watching me play isn't pretty. I don't behave very lady-like. I behaved more like a lady shooting zombies in the face.

I haven't gotten a chance to see my friend that originally requested me to play her but I will this weekend. And it is SO on.