Friday, August 10, 2012

It Speaks to the Nerd in Me

A couple of weeks ago, I was browsing the video game section at Best Buy and came across Spirit Camera for Nintendo 3DS. As you know, I'm a sucker for people experimenting with new ways users can interact with content. Check out the video and you'll understand why I'm interested in this game ;)
Now, I'm not a gamer. I love playing video games and can spend hours absorbed in one- completely oblivious to anything and anyone- but, I don't play them often. That's why I switched my brand statement from "video game nerd" to "anime nerd". I watch anime more than I play video games. Even still, I'm in the store thinking, how could I not know about this! It's horror at that! And it looks creepy. I seriously stood in the aisle for minutes not wanting to put it down but that $40 price tag eased my grip.

Still, it was like instant obsession. Since I'm not a gamer, I don't even consider buying any video games without thoroughly researching them first. I didn't do that for Spirit Camera and I still plan on buying it despite all the negative reviews.

Funny thing, horror movies don't usually scare me but a horror video game like Resident Evil or Silent Hill creeps me out. Don't know why. Maybe because it's more like I'm in a horror movie rather then watching one. I love things that can scare me!

Anyway, pretty much every time I've stepped into Best Buy, I made a stop at the 3DS section, looked at Spirit Camera and sighed. So, my birthday is in two days (Yay!) and I've decided to treat myself to this game. I'm so looking forward. The concept has me intrigued.