GamePlay Blog – Week 2

Fri. Sept. 15, 2017

Stats:
What game did I play?
GTA: Vice City

How Long did I play & what time of day?
3:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Where did I play?
Home

Did I play with anyone else?
No

Analysis:
Did I play because I wanted to or because I felt I had to?
Both, but I wouldn’t be playing if it wasn’t for this blog.

How did I decide what game to play?
Hard to say, but mostly I just felt like playing it. I haven’t really played any games for quite a while and figured it will be a good choice to reignite my interest in gaming. I also was talking to a friend recently who mentioned that GTA is her favorite game, so it’s been on my mind.

How do I feel about the game? (before & after)
Before: Somewhat stoked to play. GTA has been my favorite game as long as I can remember, Vice City in particular. But, it was also one of the games I got into during my last bout of gaming around 6 months ago, so we’ll see how long I remain interested this time.

After: It was a pretty long session so I’m glad to retire for now, but looking forward to playing some more. I can indeed recall why it’s my favorite game, and still feel like it’s a good choice for my first GamePlay Blog entry.

Did anything unexpected or noteworthy happen?
Not exactly, but I was engaged and had more fun than I expected.

Why did I stop playing?
I’d been playing for quite a while and felt like I should get some reading done instead. I also may have felt a little guilty for playing close to 3 hours.

How much on a scale of 1-10 did I enjoy this gaming experience?
8

 

Sat. Sept. 16, 2017

Stats:
What game did I play?
GTA: Vice City

How Long did I play & what time of day?
12:32 pm – 2:29 pm

Where did I play?
Home

Did I play with anyone else?
No

Analysis:
Did I play because I wanted to or because I felt I had to?
Both, but also because at the moment I don’t feel like I’d be able to put enough focus into reading or working.

How did I decide what game to play?
I’ve been looking forward to playing more GTA ever since my last session starting the game from the beginning.

How do I feel about the game? (before & after)
Before: I’m stoked to play. Sooner or later I’ll get bored of it, like any game, but that hasn’t started to happen yet.

After: It was a good session, I would keep playing if I didn’t have other things to do. While taking a short break I even watched a video on how to get 100% of the game’s achievements.

Did anything unexpected or noteworthy happen?
No

Why did I stop playing?
I had other things to do.

How much on a scale of 1-10 did I enjoy this gaming experience?
7

 

Review

Time played this week:  4 hrs, 42 mins

I had a good time starting up this classic game. It’s been fun getting reacquainted with it, and I can tell I’m approaching things a little differently than I have in the past. I suspect it’s a combination of getting older as well as having played through the game a number of times, but I feel my approach to navigating its various trials and missions has changed somewhat. This time, I feel a little more organized, trying to do things more purposefully and efficiently than in the past. Rather than just doing what I feel like doing at the moment, I’m trying a little harder to make sure I complete the tasks now that will help me later.

 

Works Cited
Rockstar North. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Rockstar Games. 2002-20-27.

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