With that being said, I played Need for Speed Carbon, which may actually be the first racing game I have played and wrote about this year, if I'm not mistaken. I am 227 days into this crazy project, you know, and every once in a while I find myself struggling to remember which games I have not only played, but wrote about. Anyway, I played this game because my oldest boy came over to spend the night at my place, and he brought with him a couple of Xbox 360 games from his house. One of which was Need for Speed Carbon, which he bragged about pretty much completing recently in the lull of his summer vacation.
I'm not entirely sure why he brought it over, but I guess that once you have played a game for so long, you're kind of inclined to keep playing it out of habit's sake. Regardless, he whipped it out of his backpack and we played for a while before grabbing dinner together.
I have to say, if it wasn't for my boy bringing over this game and wanting to play, I never, ever - EVER - would have played this particular game for the blog. Not to say anything bad about this game specifically, because it is serviceable for what it is, but I just don't like racing games. I find little to none enjoyment in playing them, either because they are boring or I just suck too much to be interested in them. When it comes to karting games, however, sign me up. I love, love, LOVE me some Mario kart. But real, simulation style racing games? Well, I haven't liked and had fun with one since the original Project Gotham Racing. Yeah, it's been that long.
Anyway, I don't have much else to say about this game specifically. My boy likes it, and he wanted to play it with me, so I enjoyed my time playing it. But it was definitely all because of the situation and the atmosphere than it was the game itself. And you know what? I couldn't be happier about that.