I’ve never played Fallout. Or anything like that. I have a Wii U. I play Super Mario 3-D Word with my three-year-old. So most of this post at Monster Hunter Nation may as well be in Chinese. But a few things earn a critical nod:
Yes, PC Master Race, spare me from your recruiting drives. To me, being on a computer feels like work. Computers are for typing bestselling novels and insulting people on the internet. Consoles are dumb and easy. (hell, half the time I play while riding the exercise bike) And besides, I know enough of you in real life, and all I ever hear is you bitching about how you need to buy a new graphics card every other week.
I have a Mac, but when I had a PC, I couldn’t play Panzer Generals 3 because I didn’t have the right graphics card. It was lame then, and it’s lame now.
But the game that I’ve been playing nonstop for two years now? Good old, free to play World of Tanks. That is the one that I just keep coming back to. I don’t know what it is about WoT, but it just never gets old.
My game, that I could play all day and never get bored, that I keep coming back to, is, as my Twitter profile mentions, Crusader Kings 2. It appeals to a particular kind of history nerd, but it’s glorious. I especially like the When the World Stopped Making Sense mod, because I love the period immediately after the fall of the Roman Empire. Something about playing as the Merovingians (or even poor, doomed Syagrius) just appeals to me. Right now I’m trying to restore Rome as the Decian dynasty. Finally pushed those heathen Vandals out of Sardinia. Which reminds me, I really must play as the Vandals sometime.
And it strikes me, that playing in a postapocalyptic world isn’t terribly different from playing a dark ages dynastic RTS. I mean, other than all the ways it’s totally different.