I sometimes play computer games. I am not a professional player. I play to enjoy. I play to keep out of the pub.
These reviews are an occasional player’s opinions. None are influenced by advertising, a wage packet, or the need to sell a magazine.
I usually play first person single player games; I will occasionally try something from another pigeon–hole. However, I dislike third person games: I find boils on the end of my nose distracting; I find narcissus dolls distracting.
Usually, computer games are as empty as films. Dull, formulaic plots, reflecting nothing more the desire to make a financial return on an investment. However, unlike films, games are a new art form; a number of techniques have yet been discovered; games are an art form with potential.
Currently, computer games are rarely more than simplistic, empty–headed fun. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong in that. Films can seem good when your brain has been boiled by flu. There’s always a need for entertainment for the cebero–absent, soma for deadheads. But I do so desperately hope games will grow beyond that.