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I am Jack's arthritic fingers. - Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist — LiveJournal
I am Jack's arthritic fingers.

I fail to understand how anyone can finish Mirror's Edge in 6 hours when, even on "easy," I get mowed down by four SWAT members at a time.

Is it that I'm so very bad at video games? One hand on a very two-handed game? Or just getting to old to manage these youngsters' videomajiggies?

Fucking driving me crazy.

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fliege_wasser From: fliege_wasser Date: December 6th, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
the word videomajiggies made me lol.

If it helps I'm also an epic fail at video games.
cassandraterra From: cassandraterra Date: December 6th, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
The same people who can read a very large hardcover book in a few hours. They sure must be BORED all the time because they finish everything too quickly. That's sad. They loose out on all the fun.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: December 6th, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Some red flags that it's not you:

A1) You're playing a 1st person platformer.
B2) You're playing a 1st person platformer who is trying to add effect to make it more realistic.
C3) Because the game wants to be part platformer instead of full on blow-everything-away-in-1st-personer, you are encouraged to run away and be stealthy more.
D4) See A1
E5) Go watch this it's everything I can't fit into these bullet points.
F9) Did I mention that it's a 1st person platformer?

The End.
abmann From: abmann Date: December 6th, 2008 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
He still finished in a day, the professional-game bastard.

The game would be ten times better without the cops. Or an invulnerability code.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: December 6th, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Obviously you should quit your job, playing video games all day, and rant to the interwebs for moneys.

Duh Will. Duh.
bizarre From: bizarre Date: December 6th, 2008 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
it is because you are old and our of touch

abmann From: abmann Date: December 6th, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd love to see you play it, old fart.
sola From: sola Date: December 6th, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's not just you. I can't get more than fifteen or twenty minutes into any first-person shooter, and really never could, even ten years ago. I finished Metal Gear Solid, and that was an amazing achievement gamewise.

Some of us just ain't cut out for "mow 'em down as soon as you see a pixel" shit.
abmann From: abmann Date: December 6th, 2008 04:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
The game bills itself as an FPS without the S. It fails.
tener_duende From: tener_duende Date: December 6th, 2008 06:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I believe Tycho over at Penny Arcade has been saying the exact same thing as you, and he does get to play video games for a significant part of his living. The game is hard, especially because the cops are very good at shooting you, and your controls are not as sharp for the evading of the shooting you.

There's some DLC Time Trial expansion packs, pretty beefy amount of content, coming out soon. No cops, just obstacle courses. That might be more of the experience that it seems everyone is looking for in the game.
abmann From: abmann Date: December 6th, 2008 07:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I'm looking forward to that. I haven't tried the time trials for want of completing the game first. A reward of sorts for dying 3 million times to get through the story. :)
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