Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Missing the point a little...

So tonight Sunny asked me to put on the 360 so she could play GTA IV.

I was a little more than surprised, but I happily turned on the console and got her started. After showing her the basic controls (she just wanted to drive around and explore, not do the actual missions), I hand her the controller.

About ten minutes go by and I notice something. She’s not actually stealing any cars…she’s just wandering around aimlessly.

“Why don’t you steal a car?” I ask. “See some more of the city.”

“I just wanna walk around and see what’s what.” She replied.

“Ok, you do realize that Liberty City is based on New York City and is roughly the same size? If you wanna explore it on foot, it’s going to take a while.”

“Yeah, I know.” She says.

After a few minutes cajoling, I finally convince her to steal a car. Unfortunately it’s a high-powered sports car, it’s been raining heavily… and Sunny didn’t quite understand what I meant about the right trigger being ‘just like a gas pedal’. In other words, she slammed the button down, spun the wheels and fish-tailed into a crowd of pedestrians.

Eventually she gets the hang of it, and really starts to enjoy herself when I point out that it’s pretty much impossible to drive anywhere in GTA without crashing into something. A few minutes later, she’s on another foot tour.

“Steal another car.” I said.

“There’s none I like.” She said.

“What about that nice white one.” I say, seeing a car that’s based on a Dodge Challenger, one of Sunny’s all-time favorite cars.

“Nah, I don’t like white cars.” She replied.

“Why?” I asked, perplexed.

“They’re really hard to keep clean, they show dirt too easily.”

I didn’t know what else to say:

“Well, considering it’s going to end up upside down, on fire in a ditch within five minutes, I don’t guess it matters.


Kelly said...

So I have to blame YOU for getting Sunny into xbox??? Pff, disgraceful!

Evanesce In 2008 said...

Walking around town... (grin)

I sent a friend request... look forward to actually speaking with you.