Thursday, February 26, 2009

Off Topic - Gaming

Well, those gaming librarians have recruited me. I've always thought libraries should have games. Why not? They have romance novels, DVDs, CDs, all sorts of popular materials. But I never had any interest in games. I'd tried Pong and Space Invaders and a couple of others over the years but they didn't appeal to me. Then we gave a home to two kids and last Christmas got a Wii for the family. These games weren't your parent's games. Super Mario Galaxy and Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga were both imaginative and engaging. My TV time, never too much, disappeared for months.

Recently for my birthday I received a Nintendo DS Lite. Nice graphics, fast enough, small enough to enjoy. I started playing Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!. But soon I also picked up Hotel Dusk: Room 215 and Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures. If you haven't tried video games in a dozen years, you will be surprised at just how more enjoyable they have become. Since I'm new to this I'm open to suggestion from any more knowledgeable sources.

1 comment:

A Library Girl said...

I mostly play computer games, rather than console games, but, from the games you're talking about, it sounds like you might benefit from looking for well-reviewed games with descriptions that use the phrase "casual gamer" or are in the "adventure" genre (in quotations because it tends to be a catch-all category for anything that is more story-oriented and involves lots of puzzle solving). The last time I played console games was on a Playstation (just Playstation, not one of its newer incarnations). I got addicted to a game with a character called Spyro (he's a little purple dragon).