This article might work best with a soundtrack, so I took the liberty of picking one. Click here
and read on.
Recently I have been going through a phase in which overly violent videogames stopped doing it for me. I believe it was at some point during God of War 3, which is when I stopped and asked myself what the hell I was doing. Why am I playing a game which has me beat up hordes of enemies with the occasional puzzle thrown in as a transition? I felt like gaming has become unsatisfying.
Above: The eyes of an unsatisfied customer.
As a lifelong gamer, I wondered about what that would mean. Would I willingly put games behind me? What will replace the void if I stop playing games?
And then, as I went through some old games buried under a pile of mess in the corner of the room, I gazed upon an old game (cue the soundtrack)
I installed the game on my PC, and before I knew it I was storming through the missions and couldn't wait for the next time I had an extra hour or two to put into the game.
I eventually ran out and picked up the expansion, Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance as well as Supreme Commander 2. A choice I don't regret.
I feel like I have returned to my roots, not as a foot soldier in games such as Call of Duty or other shooter games, but as a Commander of Men, in real-time strategy titles of epic scale and intensity.
Ladies and gentlemen, I couldn't be more ecstatic right now. It feels as if I have met a very old friend. Has any of you been through such an experience? Please comment below.