So I just bought Pokemon Y and am about to power up my brand-new 3DS.
This made me think of the last time I played a Pokemon game: I had the strategy guide, I looked up all the info for every route and city and opponent. The game became a grinding fest until I could get to post-game content.
Not this time.
I'm gonna go in totally blind, aside from the occasional snapshot I've seen online. I know next to nothing about the starters, the legendaries are truly a mystery, and I've heard rumors about a "Fairy"-type.
THIS is what I want my gaming to be from now on: not knowing what's going to happen next. I want to be surprised, I want to be disappointed by a sudden and difficult encounter only to surmount the odds and return victorious. I want to be an adventurer.
This is also what I want my writing to be. I want to make it exciting, to make it mysterious, to give the reader that little chill and heart-thumping that signals the beginning of something epic.
Damn I'm getting philosophical. Time to go tell the professor whether I'm a boy or a girl.