This post was written by Shaun.
And so here we are, 11:50pm January 26th, and not a blog too be seen. Well I for one will not stand for it. I have 9 minutes to blog, and I’m going to blog the hell out of this blog.
I just finished playing Gears of War 2’s co-operative “Horde” mode. In many ways I find it remeniscient of Left 4 Dead, and I think I am quickly realizing that I have a strong affinity for co-operative gaming. In fact, I would go so far as to say that any form of competitive game just doesn’t interest me.
See with competitive games I end up in either one of two situations: I am the best, or I am not. If I am the best, no one will play with me, because I keep beating them. If I am not the best, I don’t have very much fun. I like to think I’m a pretty good sport, but let’s face it, losing just isn’t as much fun as winning. With co-operative games you aren’t succeeding at the expense of someone with whom you are friends.
You might say “then just play against people you don’t know, you won’t feel bad about beating them!” You’d be right, I don’t feel bad about beating them. I also don’t feel good about beating them either. I have tried playing against random people on the internet before, and I just don’t see the appeal. If I don’t know the people I’m playing with I get bored. I’d rather play a game alone than with strangers.
Some people don’t play games at all! To those people I say: quit being a jerk and get Left 4 Dead so you can play with me and Brad.