Have you ever participate in an online game? If yes, then have you have any unpleasant encounters with your virtual teammates or anyone in the game?
I have fond and bad memories with various online games. In DOTA, since I played with friends and friends of friends, there were team spirit and an atmosphere of respect. In MapleStory, I had bad memories with people calling me noob when I was already at high level, fully armored with best equipments there are for a magician (okay, not all equipments).
Alright. My characters are adults now. They were previously young adult, by the way. Since they’re a little bit older, a little bit wiser right now, they are ready to start a family no? I wanted my girl to achieve her lifetime wish before raising a kid so she had more time taking care of her child hands-on. That, however, proved to be impossible since the skills are hard to upgrade after level 4 or so. There’s a nanny service in The Sims 3 but that wouldn’t be fun now, would it?
So here it is, screen shots of how the fictional McGuire family brought their little baby girl to become a healthy kid.
I realized it was very boring playing a single character, so I decided to create another character – lo and behold – a female character as an additional member of the McGuire household.
Let me introduce my female character first. As I mentioned before, I suck at creating female characters. But no matter how sucky I am, female character it is.
I’m not sure if it happens to you, but it sure hell happened to me. Otherwise, this post would not even be here.
Remember how I occasionally tweeted about the coming of The 3rd Birthday? I finally played it late last year but I didn’t even complete Episode 1!! One of the reason is of course my poor grasp of Japanese language but I’ve seen one person who has no extensive knowledge of the language completed the game and is on his way trying to complete it AGAIN in hard mode. And there’s another reason which really prompted me to stop for real was – I keep getting headaches.
Oh well, in a world where games are updated with a frightening speed, The Sims 3, or affectionately known as TS3, can be considered age-old game. I played The Sims 3 for a few months when it was released on 2nd June 2009. I was really excited about it at the time. I swear I couldn’t stop talking about it until I finally installed it on my laptop. At the time, I was still using my old Toshiba running Windows XP and on Intel Celeron with other crap resources. Suffice it to say, the experience was dreadful. Flash forward a year, equipped with a better laptop, I decided to give The Sims 3 another try.
The experience is much better than before. It still lags at some parts but that’s given since I’m using a very basic laptop with a Windows Experience Index of 3.3.
These are a few mugshots of my guy in The Sims 3. Isn’t he gorgeous? Ha!
I might’ve taken longer than the average time required to complete God of War: Ghost of Sparta. Reason being I suck at jumping. Jumping in games is just strangle-worthy, really. Damn! In areas where there’s a huge gap, hardly do I succeed jumping across on first try. That sucks but the desire to complete the game is too overwhelming for me to give up halfway. I admit I’m frustrated sometimes but hey, you gotta do what you gotta do to get things dones no?
I listed down a few places where I took the longest time to get it right. They are not listed in any particular order, just whichever first that came to mind.