Monday, May 5, 2008

On "action" in games

"This game doesn't have enough action to keep me awake... how about we play golf?"
- Earl Hilman.

Said while playing* Marvel Ultimate Alliance [a superhero game which consists mostly of pounding away at hordes of enemies], and desiring to switch not to *real* golf, but video game golf [which consists of making a quick swing then waiting 2 minutes for your next turn].

Comedy gold I say.

*I use the term "playing" here rather loosely, as he was mostly sleeping.Tip: it is hard to detect the action through closed eyelids!