During any extended play of games, your guaranteed to experience a certain degree of escalating frustration, whether it’s a poorly executed leap in Uncharted, a loose pass in FIFA or PES, or simply stepping carelessly on the case of one of your favorite titles, because you in a moment of pure idiocy, decided to ignore your brains superior understanding of your foppish early morning behavior, and leave the case directly in line of your lethargic morning route (you’d think I would learn?). But back when I was a little younger, and minutely more immature, one of these aforementioned games really did get my metaphorical goat, that being Pro Evoloution Soccor.
I remember being completely disillusioned by FIFA’s maddeningly uninspiring gameplay that was as fluid as a bowl of cement soup, and equally as interesting. But after playing the demo for the thoroughly impressive PES, I was instantly converted, and enjoyed something of a renascence period, scoring satisfying goals from outside the box, bringing in top class players at the half way stage to replace the vast mediocrity that was prominent throughout my current Tyneside squad (sorry Macco), but as I became more competitive, I found that I became equally aggravated. The verbal obscenities that unintentionally spewed from my mouth became increasing pronounced, to such a rambunctious decibel that you could soon find that your converging with the local authority, (the reason for my anger is that the referee awarded Man Red with a free kick officer, which it clearly wasnt). So I stopped playing, and this resulted in a far calmer interactions with my Playstation, but the illusion that I had actually matured as a gamer was slightly dispelled, because I’ve curiously discovered that this “charming” attitude isn’t just applicable to just playing.
Observing other people playing games is, although not as frustrating as participating, can be just as agitating. “Duck, shoot, no not there, there you fool!! Take the left hand side, NO, the other left, that one there” *swiftly stands, aggravatingly pointing at the screen*, this is a particularly bad habit I’m yet to overcome.
Have frustrations got the better of you whilst gaming? Let me know your thoughts.