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Getting the Oblivion Feel

02 Nov
2 November 2009

Oblivion

When too much time passes between the release of good RPGs, terrible things happen to me.  I get this sense that there has to be something out there that I missed.  There are thousands of games, there must be a RPG I didn’t play or didn’t play enough or haven’t played in a long time.  Something.  I become the addict who has flushed all his junk trying to quit, who then tears his house apart looking for a stash he prays to have missed.

I’m in the closet, digging through stacks of old games, cursing the missing CD in the Neverwinter Nights box.  I black out.  When I come to I’m on Steam with a copy of Two Worlds in my cart.  It’s been a long time, right?  They patched it.  Right? I black out again.

I wake up at an intersection, lost in thought at the change to green, furious beeping behind me.  It’s 6:30 on a Saturday morning and I’m driving to the office…to get the copy of Ultima IX from the games library.  It’s the only Ultima I didn’t finish.   I have to finish it.  I want to finish it.  Don’t I? (No.)

I know how this will end.  There I am, at my desk, surrounded by empty Starbucks cups and wasabi peas, trying to find someone on the Underdogs forums to help me get a Gold Box game running on DOSBox.

Sweet, sweet DOSBox.

Oh, God.  What am I doing?

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