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I'm a 36 year old gamer (soon to be 37 in Dec) and whilst i wait for releases such as Vanguard, LoTR: Online and Age of Conan to hopefully rekindle my faith in MMO's, I've been throwing myself back into the world of single player games to fill the gap in my gaming needs.
After much urging by real life friends I finally got around to getting myself Star Wars: Battlefront 2.
What fun! My inner stormtooper is delighted. It's been literally years since I played an FPS game, to illustrate this point I think the last FPS i really got into was Elite Force, prior to that Goldeneye on the N64. I used to be pretty damn good round my late teens/early 20's, I could certainly take on most of my friends and win, and the single player options i would breeze through.
But time marches on, and despite feeling the same inside, my outside is letting me down. I now suck at FPS, my poor, rattled old nerves just cant react as quickly as they used to and I now find myself struggling to complete missions in BF2 even on the normal setting. It all just moves to quick, I end up shooting my own men more than the enemies and I'm barely aware of grenades rolling to my feet before my inevitable explosive death.
Pity the older gamer, his inner child 'pwend' by his aging hand/eye co-ordination. The mind is willing but the body is weak. Until the release of the new crop of MMO's I fear i must retreat into the realm of RTS and Neverwinter style RPG's.
Fight on my younger friends, but beware those who may mock my post, for your time will come too and if im still able to see my keyboard to type i will post lots of 'I told you so' replies
Yours in crumbling ineptitude