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How My Brother Ruined My Gaming Experience

As most of you know by now, I recently got my hands on a copy of Persona 4. I went into the game knowing nothing of the series, and to my surprise, I ended up enjoy it, until my brother came to visit me.

My brother, once a gamer, and now a serious adult, came home to visit me after I complained to him that I havenít seen him in almost two months. He got married back in December to a woman I barely know. I am happy for him; I can say now, without any hesitation, that my brother is finally happy with his life.

My brother, who just turned 30, lives 15 minutes away from me. I understand once youíre married you start to live a different life, but I do notice that he spends more time with her family than his own. For instance, last week my aunt, cousin and uncle came over for dinner; this was the last time I would see them Ė theyíre moving to Argentina Ė now, where was my brother? Well, he was upstate with his other family. Whatever the reason, I complained to him through the power that is text messaging, but he didnít respond to any of it; instead of responding, he came home twice this week to visit.

Anyway, he came home on a day I was playing Persona 4 and watched me play the game until he started to ask questions: questions that made too much sense.

I hesitate to call games a "young medium" because it's not. It's been around for so long, and I feel it really hasn't evolved much. Games are taking baby steps in the right direction, but this going way too slow for my liking. There has to be a better way than cutscenes or long periods of pressing X to tell a story. I will leave you with something my brother said:

" BioShock did a good job of immersing you into a deep, complicated world without cutscenes; you were part of the story, not a bystander."

By the way, I've played about 5 hours now and 90% of it were me pressing X to move a conversation along. Now, I'm going to pick up the controller and press X to start playing the game again.
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About VenusInFursone of us since 4:39 PM on 02.11.2011

Wow, I have a twitter now. Hmmm, would you like to follow me? Here, take this link. If you follow me; I will make all your dreams come true: Twitter

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Do you like films? Do you like my writing? If so, then have a look at my movie blog: Flixist

I'm a student. I'm currently working on my second degree. My past jobs were working at a gym and Urban Outfitters. I love to play guitar, read, listen to music, and watch films. I'm funny and enjoy the arts. I sometimes can ramble on about literature and films. I'm born and breed in New York. I'm easy going and I love fashion. My favorite system is the DS. I constantly shop at Urban Outfitters and Topshop. I really don't know what else to say. Oh yeah, I'm a cool guy!

I Stand Alone, Magnolia, There Will Be Blood, Fight Club, Antichrist, Enter The Void, Dogtooth

Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Lhasa De Sela, MC5, Neil Young, Velvet Underground, Radiohead, Manu Chao, The Smiths, Nine Inch Nails

The Trial, Notes From Underground, Paris Spleen, Crime And Punishment, Junky, Hunger, Nausea, The Stranger

Super Mario Bros., Lost in Shadow, Braid

Favorite Articles I've written:

Demon's Souls: An Allegory for Life


Diary of a Breton: Journey to Solitude

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Explain Yourself!

Venus, Put on some Fur and let's Talk

Front Page Articles

The Emasculation of a Father

A Small Thank You

I started a blog at this very site to let some of my feelings out. In some way Destructoid was therapy for me. I write about everything from my mother, past relationships, financial situations, friends, hipsters, school, etc. This is done not for sympathy, but as a way to expresses myself. My financial situation is a mess and I have no idea how Iím going to make a living, but writing and reading some of the response from great users have bought a wealth of positiveness to my life; It really doesnít have to be anything big, but a simple comment of appreciation is enough to fill my heart with joy. Itís strange writing this, but joining this community has been the best thing I've ever done, well, second best thing; getting laid is pretty cool. What Iím trying to say here is thank you. Thank you for this awesome community. Thank you for reading. Thank you for commenting. Thank you for being awesome.

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