I freely admit that I’m susceptible to the power of suggestion, especially when it comes to games. When the inFamous demo came out, I downloaded it, played it, and hated it. I mentioned my hate on Twitter (possibly my first mistake) and I was hit with questions why. When I blogged about it here, I was e-mailed reasons why I should give it a chance. The demo doesn’t represent the game well, once you get used to the controls it’s so much better, it’s fun for this and this reason. So I caved and bought the game and I’m so very glad I did.
So recently I downloaded the demo for Arkham Asylum, and while I thought the game was incredible, I had the feeling that it wasn’t for me, that I would get frustrated with it too easily. I told some of my gaming friends this, and they accepted it without trying to convince me otherwise. I’ve been struggling to enjoy The Last Remnant ever since.
Then this morning I listen to Kombo‘s podcast, and my friend Joey grilled my friend Matt about why Arkham Asylum was so great and why he should give it a chance. It honestly sounded like Joey reached into my head and pulled out all of my questions about the game, and Matt was convincing me, not Joey, to play the game. I’m so close to convinced. It seems that the demo really isn’t very telling of the game yet again (like inFamous!) and Matt said that once you learn the mechanics of the game (like inFamous!) it becomes so much more fun.
So I’m still bobbling that idea around. However, it probably won’t happen too soon since I have a stack of others and let’s not forget that Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days is coming out at the end of this month. But I’m still really thinking about it, almost to the point that if I get in my car and head towards Wal-Mart I may make a pit stop at Gamestop.
I’m so weak.