Hello, I’m kinoub, and I am not a gamer.
Sure, I love Bioware more than is healthy, I might have started playing D&D recently, and I bought an Xbox360 during finals week. But I’m not a gamer, okay? I can’t tell you how one game compares to another. I don’t enter discussions about game styles, nor do I know what sandbox even means in that context. I usually don’t know what games are about to come out, other than if I enter a Gamestop and they try to strong-arm me into putting $5 down on something. I usually play older games that I bought used. That brings me to my latest state-of-the-art game: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion!
I feel like I have been playing this game for half of my life, and I just hit Level 2 last night. Some cult is screwing up Cyrodiil, and I have to SAVE THE WORLD. Easy, right? Sure, but I just have to do 4,390,295,771 things first. I’m not sure why Uriel Septim trusted me with the Amulet of Kings, or why Jauffre thought I was going to do anything but ride my horse around. I guess no one else showed up to help.
The game seems very mid-naughts, and I have yet to be impressed by the voice acting (despite Patrick Stewart!). I don’t know what is in front of me in this game, but I do know it will be unnecessarily complicated. When I finish it, I will definitely have a sense of accomplishment for having stuck with it through my rampant ADD. I might play just until the last boss fight and quit, just to irk Tiamonster. (She loves it when I do that.) One thing is for certain, though: I won’t move on to Skyrim until I have finished this game. Famous last words.
P.S. I know a new Bioware MMO just came out. Please don’t tempt me. I am not a gamer.