One neat thing about having a gaming PC, I can play pretty much any game my heart desires and my pocketbook can afford. So I picked up Quake for $1. Well, I picked up nearly the entire Quake collection for far less than the original game cost.
I’d never played this one.
Or Doom. Or Tomb Raider.
I’d never really had a decent gaming PC to play games over the years. I played Half-Life, Sim City, Return to Castle Wolfenstein. That’s about it.
One of the things I wanted to do when I built this new PC, aside from recording audio, video, and doing lots of writing related work, was to play games. Even if they were older games I’d missed out on back in the day.
So, tonight, I played a few levels of Quake. The version I’m playing has the updated graphics so it looks far better. It’s still blocky and clunky, just better looking textures overall. It’s also better lit. I know this because I can switch between the original version of the game and the new version. It’s fun to see the differences.
Much like with Crysis, I want to play though the series to see how it’s changed over the years. Unlike Crysis, I don’t think I’ll go there every level of ever game. Quake isn’t really a linear game with a story the way Crysis is. Unless I miss my guess, Quake is much like Doom, levels to blow up demons, get to the end, get some trophy, done, do the next. I’m NOT saying this type of game is bad. Not at all. All I want to do is get the flavor of the game and move on to the next in the series.
If a game has a story, for example, like Far Cry, I want to experience the story. Though I’m having issues with Far Cry 2 in that I play it and I feel ill. I’m trying to figure out how to correct that. It’s not a smooth game. I’ve searched the web and I’m not the only one to have this issue.
But I digress.
I’m having fun getting into some older games. Sometimes it’s nice to cruise through a level and blow things up. I may do it again tomorrow.
I’m excited for Halloween this weekend. I can’t wait to show you what we did with the house this year and what we’ll all be wearing. It’ll be a hoot. Our neighbors think we’re nuts, but that’s not anything new.
Until Next Time!