I’m done with sports games.
I haven’t enjoyed a Pro Evolution Soccer game in three years, and when I got Madden last year I played it for about a week and then stopped.
The fact of the matter is, I just get more enjoyment out of other types of games. And they feel more like videogames in their own right.
I’m not sure if this is the jump to full-time videogame nerd, but I no longer want to plug in a console to try and recreate something that happens in real life. Rockstar has shown me the way: when it comes to online, I’d rather decapitate you with the blades of my pilfered helicopter than score a touchdown by fooling you with the play action.
So, I’m done. Case in point: I’m playing Lost Odyssey, my first JRPG (Japanese Role Playing Game) in a LONG time. And it’s fantastic. And I will finish it. Thirty hours of game time from now.
I don’t think I’ve spent that much time on a sports game, in single-player at least, since NHL ’06. Those were the days.