Into the arena, and back out again.

I had been hearing talk about a game called For Honor recently.  I looked into it and was intrigued.  Brutal melee combat.  Knights versus Vikings versus Samurai.  I was excited at first, and then I slowly came to realize that this game seemed heavily focused on player-versus-player combat.  Yes, there’s a single player campaign, and there’s also co-op versus A.I. options, but it still seemed the real meat of the game was focused on players fighting other players.  I’m sure the game is very well crafted and expertly put together in terms of gameplay and presentation, but I do not enjoy PvP games because I absolutely suck at them.

But still I was intrigued because Knights vs. Vikings vs. Samurai is a tough temptation to resist.  To see if I could withstand the aggravations of PvP video gaming after being away from it for some time, I fired up Overwatch again after putting it aside for months.  Seeing a flood of excellent Overwatch costumes at Katsucon may have also inspire me to revisit the game.  I strapped in and NOPE I’m still terrible and PvP gaming can kiss my ass.

As aggravating as it was to revisit PvP style gaming and realize (again) that it’s not for me, I confess that I’m still curious to give For Honor a try.  It’s melee combat, not shooting, so I wouldn’t have to worry about my terrible aim!  And it’s over-the-shoulder third-person perspective instead of first-person perspective, which I greatly prefer!  And it’s Knights versus Vikings versus Samurai, and that should be fun even if I’m losing!  And oh good lord I am the dumbest person alive for continually trying to convince myself to have a terrible time in a gaming environment that is not for me!

Oh well.  I’m just passing time until Mass Effect: Andromeda comes out, anyway.

About Michael

Michael Terracciano loves comic books, superheroes, outer space, and telling stories. His friends call him "Mookie." He spent the last ten years as the author and artist of the fantasy webcomic, "Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire." He enjoys spending time with his wife and their three cats. His favorite planet is Jupiter because it's awesome. He wants having superpowers to be fun again, and for this to be a universe you want to escape to, not from. He hopes you enjoy reading Star Power.