By xrayzwei 01-14-2009 04:55 PM
I’m sitting with Big E on the couch. “You should do the Crucible.”
I’m ignoring him. I shoot some more bandits, decapitating them with my turret rifle.
“We should try it in co-op,” he says reaching for the other controller.
“No.” I’ve been avoiding it for awhile. I watched Big E do it last week, and he didn’t do so hot. Not like he died, more like he missed the time goal in 3 of the rooms. I plan on doing it my first time through, get the legendary weapon. For some reason, I don’t care to try to finish it if I can’t pass the time limits goals. I don’t want to have to do it TWICE.
“You should try it anyway,” he’s egging me now. I’m sure he’s bored with the grinding. The novelty of making 7000+ gold every few minutes has worn off, and I’ve repeated the slavery, bounty hunting quests.
I silently wander Albion for a few minutes. “Okay. I’ll do it.”
I get to the Crucible and finish the first group of rooms set of rooms under time. My confidence has been raised. I get to the bandit room with the wooden bridge. My mostly skill based warrior is having trouble locking onto the bandits on the bridge. After 2 minutes I’m cussing out loud. At this point I’m well past half-way, and I missed the time goal. No axe for me. “Just finish it out, you can always come back to it,” he says. Well that was the point, not to come back to it.
“Whatever,” I decapitate a highwayman in the next room. I finish it out, and feel better about the game. After being harassed I was freed from the grind. While I’m fighting the Rock Troll (owning really) I’m thinking of single player games with your buddy. Nothing is less fun than trying to play a game while your friend is sitting next to you. Fable II at least tried to alleviate this problem by including a co-op mode, but I thought of playing a game where you’re behind in progress from where your friend is. I stopped talking to my college roommate for a week when he spoiled Final Fantasy IX, and Big E doesn’t help when he’s trying to verbally steer my Fable hero.
At this point, being older and having people around me a lot more than I used to, it’s harder for me to enjoy a game that is primarily for a single player. Meanwhile, I find myself watching more people play games, unless I stay up after everyone goes home or goes to bed. Maybe I should stick to Xbox Live and PSN stuff. If those guys aren’t cursing you, they’re silent. At least they’re not ruining your experience.
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