Much like Clubhouse Games
before it, she was already familiar with some of the games I have on XBLA. Namely, Catan
, and Ticket to Ride
are all board games that I also own in real life. I showed her how to navigate the menus, and in no time she was playing on her own while I was off at work. The ease and accessibility of XBLA certainly facilitated the process, and now I'm glad to see that she can find her way around the 360's interface like a pro now.
You're still thinking, "But those are still
just casual games!" I know. Shut up.
A little while ago, I started playing Lost Odyssey
. "Come check out these dream sequences," I said to her. "Some of them are actually really sad." I invited her to watch me play the game, as it comes from a pedigree known for incredible storytelling. This all brings me to the reason I decided to write this blog. The other day, she told me that she wants to play Lost Odyssey
herself. I was thrilled.
I immediately went through my collection looking for other games I want her to experience. Bioshock
, Zack & Wiki
, Beyond Good & Evil
, Katamari Damacy
, Shadow of the Colossus
, Phoenix Wright
, Hotel Dusk
... I can't help but get giddy now just imagining her experiencing these games, with me there by her side.
And so, a gamer is born, and I hope to share many more of these experiences with her.