Monogamy vs Polyamory in Game Playing
Confession time, zombies. I’m on the cusp of being unfaithful and I don’t know what to do.
If you’ve been following my updates on the GIT Facebook page, you know I’ve spent the last three days slaughtering Locusts and Lambents in Gears of War 3. What you might not know is prior to my relationship with Gears, I was seeing The Elder Scrolls Oblivion regularly for about a month. Oblivion was aware from the beginning that what we had was a fling and once Gears arrived on my doorstep, we’d be taking a breather.
While Gears satisfies my needs in ways no other video games have before, I can’t help but reminisce about my days with Oblivion. The more I think about those days, the more I’m tempted to go back to it. I would of course continue to see Gears as well.
I’ve been known for having polyamorous relationships with my video games, but within recent time I’ve been trying to take a monogamous approach. This is due to my limited free time, the fact that I’m playing more in depth games, and because I’d like to be able to confidently and intelligently discuss these games in my articles and posts.
While I’ve so far managed to keep Oblivion in its case and on the shelf, I can’t help but wonder if playing multiple immersive video games within a short duration of time (lets say, a week) detracks from a gamer’s appreciation of the games. On the flip side, does playing multiple games make the positive differences between them more savory for gamers? Zombies, thoughts on this? Are you a one game at a time kind of gamer or a “gimme all you got” gamer?
And speaking of Gears of War 3… How we feeling about it so far, zombies? Check back to GIT next week to catch my review on Gears for newcomers.
On we game!
P.S. Don’t forget to catch my buddies over at MB-Radio on Saturday, September 23rd at 9pm (EST) as they discuss what turns people on and why.