Monday, April 4, 2011

My Gamer Score is Bigger Than Yours

SO on Friday, I was asked the question "What are you and The Editor doing this weekend?" by my mother. My response was "Oh, I dunno, probably play some video games or something...". This was followed by a "And watch some basketball, right?". Oh mother.... You're so funny....

Truth is, I knew what I was doing the whole time. After over a year of playing, I was going to FINALLY make Borderlands my bitch. The Editor and I began our love affair with the game while living in an area where we were mostly secluded form our friends. There were several nights where we were up until 3 or 4 in the morning, because we refused to give up. It really is the most addicting game ever.

We bought all of the DLC for the game, and it was AWESOME. We rocked every single achievement in this game. Some of the tasks were a little monotonous, like in the Clap Trap Revolution DLC where you are just replaying the same thing to try and collect X number of pieces, or in Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot where you start a game, and it LITERALLY takes you 6 hours to complete one of three levels. Forget your friends on the days you decide to play Moxxi, because they'll just be a distraction.

As of Friday, all we had left were two levels in Moxxi's Underdome. We were up until 3 Friday night, and finished the first level. Saturday we wised up a little, and started earlier and had everything completed by midnight. The victory was a little bittersweet. On the one hand, there were moments where I wanted to throw the controller though the TV, and there were moments I wanted to quit and NEVER play a Borderlands again, but I knew, like and old friend moving away, that I'd miss it when it was gone.

Luckily, last week, The Editor and I were wise and picked up a new game to take the sting out of things. We bought "WWE All-Stars". At first when The Editor sparked an interest in this game, I'll admit, I raised and eyebrow and shot him and "Really?", but once we started playing, I was yelling "OOOooooohhhhh YEEEEAAaaaaahhhhh!!!" just like The Macho Man Randy Savage. It's a pretty fun game, although, even on easy mode, you'll occasionally get your ass kicked by the CPU. If you're a button masher like Miss Cara and myself though, you'll find hours of enjoyment in the game.

I don't even know what my inspiration was to write this today, but I hope that it helps steer you toward a new game :-)

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