Video games have been a huge part of my life growing up (it's how I learned to read for god sakes!), and as I progressed into a money making machine at the age of 15, a good chunk of my monthly wages have gone into buying games. I would get a bimonthly check for 600 bucks, 200 of it would go to games. What I'm trying to say here is that I'm a collector.
Usually what that means is that I have WAAAAAAAY too many games and not nearly enough time to play them all, especially RPG's. Now don't get me wrong, I love RPG's, they just might be my favorite genre actually. But when I'm looking over what title I should use to cure my boredom, an RPG looks a bit more than daunting (especially Atlus ones, I can't even tell you how many times I've restarted Riviera and Yggdra Union).
Now a few months ago I'd acquired an amazing girlfriend with which of whom I am deeply in love with. Her fancy lies with Final Fantasy type games, and when we were sitting down for one of our first few dates, she was appalled at the fact that I owned most of the games she loves and have only beaten a few of them.
Like, she almost gets upset. No joke.
I'll have started one of the games, and then not touch it for a week, and she'll ask me all excitedly how far I've gotten, and at that point the only thing I can give her is disappointment. The scolding will then ensue, and my pride as a gamer, or at least what pro status I ever thought I had, will deflate like a balloon filled with farts.
It's kind of nice though, kind of. I mean, since then, I have finally beaten FFVI, FFX, FFXII, Chrono trigger, Chrono Cross, Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts 2, and Dark Cloud.
All really great games, and I knew this, I just never got around to beating them. And with her around, I'm slowly making progress on my collection whilst still buying more and more games. Thankfully, and I never thought I'd say this, but current gen games are WAAAAY shorter than older games so once I hit that bump in VG offspring, I'll be flying through games.
So there you have it, a little peak into my life with my RPG addicted girlfriend, thank you for reading.