Avatar Obligations

I’m a man of my word and let nobody say otherwise (unless it’s me stating I’m going to get new tyres for my car because I keep saying it and I still haven’t done it yet). It’s this simple principle that I stick to in order for people to believe and trust me as their brother, boyfriend, friend or tree surgeon.

When I recently returned home to visit family, my brother surprised me with the admission that they had been round the charity shops and my nieces had bought some video games for me. A lovely gesture, or course, and one which didn’t initially fill me with a sense of dread. It was only when I remembered the quality of video games available in charity shops that my stomach turned upside-down and inside-out: previous years FIFA games, cricket and other lame sports titles, shovelware Nintendo Wii games where the quality is the same as my arse.

I was handed four Nintendo DS titles and, boy, am I a lucky person. Four excellent condition clangers for my collection. I am not a snob, dear reader, for as the keen chef can tell the good fruit from the bad fruit I can let you know mostly what a good game is and what isn’t. This stack was given to me to review by my brother and that is exactly what I am going to do. I certainly don’t want to play them and you certainly don’t want to read what I have to say, yet this is how it’s going down.

It was either that or trade them in for 40p.

3 comments on “Obligations

  • I am excited to read your reviews of these lukewarm turds, and particularly look forward to hearing how much you enjoy a game called “Imagine Babies”, a title that suggests even its creators had given up on life.

  • There was a whole sackful of ‘Imagine’ titles on the Nintendo DS. If you wanted to be a thing of some kind there would be one of their sucky games to let you indulge as much as you wanted.

  • For a minute I thought the bottom one was called “Imagine Old Beard”, but I think it’s actually “Girl Band”. I’d enjoy seeing you play either of those titles.

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