I know this is going to burst all your bubbles, but I have a serious level of fail at FPS games. I love playing Unreal Tournament III with TG on the 360 (and we used to even play Unreal Tournament 2004 for Mac, but making fun of our “Mac gaming” is a post for another day). Beyond that, though, I’m really not a FPS fan.
Back in high school before I became Mrs. TG, a friend and I were hanging out at TG’s house, and we decided to drag out the Nintendo 64 to play some Goldeneye 007. I’d never played before, but they were both well-versed in the game. Actually, I’m not sure I’d ever even played a game from the FPS genre before that, so I asked for a rundown of the buttons, and we got to it
And then I died. And died. And died again.
It wasn’t long after that before TG asked me why I hadn’t equipped a gun. My response was a flailed accusation that they hadn’t told me I needed to, which led those two goons to howl with laughter. After that, I was hiding in the next room crying. I mentioned my crybaby tendencies before, right? Of course, they hadn’t mentioned equipping anything. They’d run through reloading and firing and apparently felt that was enough instruction.
Admittedly, I’ve at least gotten better than that with FPS games. We’ve played Goldeneye on the Wii from time to time, and I find it enjoyable, but I definitely don’t play single player or online FPS for obvious reasons.
I wish I could say it was something like a “peace-loving nature” that handicaps me in the FPS arena, but I’m surely without a peace-loving nature. So, that leads me to the conclusion that I just suck.