So, everyone knows we are a gamer family. DH and I even met on a online MMORPG. Therefore, it stands to reason that we are game addicts, if you will. Hell, we even buy games for each other for Christmas or even anniversary gifts!
Now, we aren’t the kind that sit in front of the computer day in and day out and do nothing but play games. That would be a very boring life not to mention we would end up losing our children to the State for neglect. But we do make sure to take some time out now and again to play a game especially if it is together.
Usually we try to play on the weekends when the kids are asleep, that way no one is bothered in any shape, way, form, or fashion (sometimes this is the only “us” time we get that isn’t …well…you know.). If we play while the kids are awake we try to only play for an hour or so per day so they still have plenty of parent time.
I know I had spoken before about my Warcraft addiction. DH and I actually bought a copy for each other a few Christmases ago as well as the expansions that go with it. Sad to say, but we may be on our way out of playing it. After 2 years and grinding our way to lvl 70 …and the hope that we may be one of “those” players that have great stuff…only to be met this past year with the option of 10 more levels we are just worn out.
We just don’t have another 10 levels in us. I have to say that instead of adding levels they just need to add more content. Not eveyone has the time to just sit and play all day and grind and grind to get levels.
Anyway, on to my point. We are probably going to cancel our accounts soon. It is sad, I remember when I finally said goodbye to my EQ toon. I was really sad because I actually enjoyed playing, but all the same power gamers took over and I couldn’t find anyone to just play the game with. DH had cancelled his account long before I did.
However, World of Warcraft and EverQuest aren’t the only games we enjoy together. For our anniversary one year we actually got Timesplitters 2…it is a first person shooter game. Earlier last year DH bought and XBox and we borrowed all but the latest Halo games (also shooters). We also play a lot of the Nintendo Mario games (Mario Kart is by far my fav).
But a few months ago DH bought Left 4 Dead on Steam. It is a multi-player (online optional) shooter…but you get to shoot ZOMBIES!! How totally cool is that?! There are 4 campaigns that take about an hour to 2 hours to complete (that is assuming you aren’t having to start over all the time) depending on the difficulty. I have to say, shooters are an awesome way to get out some stress…but this one is way cool. We and a few friends fire up Skype and decide on a campaign and have fun.
There is also a Versus mode where you work with teams and one team is Zombie specials (they have special abilities) and the other is the human survivors. You pick a campaign map and then alternate on the boards (one teams does the board and then when they either die or get to the end the other team has a chance) and whoever can make it to the end with the most points wins. We have enough people that we do this once a week and whenever we feel like it.
Now, this game isn’t for the weak of stomach. There are zombies running around after all. However, some of the specials do some pretty gross things. Boomers puke on you. Smokers are like freakin’ frogs and grab you with their tongues. Witches, Tanks, and Hunters just tear you to shreds (yes, there is a lot of blood involved). BUT…there is great fun in shooting these down or beating them to death with the butt of your gun.
I just hope they can come out with some fresh new content soon else we will get bored and not have anything else to play!
That would be a damn shame.