My Wife: The Gamer
By dv8mad 03-22-2010 12:54 AM
OK, she's not really a gamer, but I'm trying to get her into it more and more.
As detailed in my previous blog, I thought that possibly having her play Heavy Rain would be a good idea.
The past three nights, she has played while I just watched. I thought that it could be a "stress free experience". When I said this before, I think some people thought I meant the game itself. Actually, I was referring to the stress I cause when I keep telling her about her mistakes.
"No! Go left! Left! Why are you just standing there? I said go left! What do you mean you don't know how? It's the same as the other 40 times you went left! ARGH!"
I don't know why, but I get terribly frustrated when I watch another person play a game and do something (I consider) wrong. So, she often doesn't even want to attempt a game when I am here unless it happens to be a puzzle game or something else very simple.
Anyway, my thought was that since there is no game over in Heavy Rain, she could technically do nothing wrong, so I would not point out these things I thought were mistakes.
As I said, she played the past three nights and, last night, she beat the game. To an extent, my experiment was a success. She never quit playing the entire time and was actually looking forward to it. I did still make a few comments here and there (You don't have to hit the glove button after every step you know? See the circle it makes; you just have to go outside of it and hit it again there.), but nothing as bad as I normally would.
Just from watching her play, here are my impressions of the game.
Characters are not as good as that preview video I saw a long time back.
Really does seem to be a mixture of God of War and Dragon's Lair as I imagined.
What's up with the accents?
Wish they would have made some things a bit more obvious for her (When she was supposed to )
Controls seem a bit difficult. (She had no problems during the QTEs and such, but when )
Jason deserved to . Seriously. I'm 5 foot behind you screaming your name and you just keep walking? It's time for an ass beating kid.
Story was interesting, but I couldn't figure out why
As stated above, character models weren't as good as I expected, but not bad at all. Horse Face still had a horse face and Madison turned out to be pretty hot.
Here are the results of Ai's playthrough!
My thoughts on Ai's results:
LOL, you killed everyone!
Still lots of fun to watch her play and I am very happy that I decided to pick the game up. I'll start my playthrough tonight. Ai is excited to see how the story changes and, honestly, so am I. I hope they are big changes and not just a few things here and there that would be utterly forgettable.
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