12 April 2006

Dangerous Living

I've been spending my time rather dangerously. I should be studying and memorizing all my notes for my coming exams, but instead I am surfing the Web, chatting on MSN, typing this post, and worst of all...

I am hooked on a video game!

To relax after staring at my handwriting for so many hours, I decided to dig up an old Game Boy Advance game "Final Fantasy Tactics". I don't technically have a Game Boy Advance but with the wonders of modern computing I can trick my laptop into behaving like one. Kinda silly of me to play such primitive games on my laptop, but it's not powerful enough to run the latest games.

As primitive as it is, I got hooked almost immediately. Within the past 5 days I have logged more than 9 hours of play time, and I am just astonished how gullible I still am. With the obsolescence of my Playstation 1 about 3 years ago, I was left stranded with nothing great to play. I thought I finally kicked my bad habit of spending insane amounts of time playing RPGs, but I was so wrong.

It's so bad that I had to force myself to play a maximum of 2 hours a day. If not I will degenerate into playing it for 4 hours straight, which is what happened on Monday evening. Just thinking of my weakness towards video games makes me shiver.

Which reminds me, the first thing I'm going to do after I graduate is to finally buy a PS2. Time to give in to my desires.

1 comment:

William said...

Bad time to get hooked on those evil little Japanese RPGs with pixelated graphics, stumpy characters, weird storyline and even weirder English. The wonders of emulators and 'illegal' ROMS...

The last console I owned was a Sega Megradrive... 16-bit really brings back memories... Getting a PS2, huh? How much is that now? And is the PSP catching on?