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December 30th, 2012, 10:42
Originally Posted by The Walkin' Dude View Post
Fluent, how exactly did you get your old man to play? I've been trying to explain to my parents that they're missing out on something great, a new art form. The answer of such people is usually that they don't have time, but then they continue to play Farmville or some crap for the whole evening.
My dad has played video games his whole life. It's funny though, he always played simple stuff, like Atari pinball, or some NES games. He never thought he was skilled enough to control something as advanced as an original Xbox controller. It was always "too much" for him.

He hadn't played games in years but he would buy me games for my Xbox. One day he purchased Morrowind used from a kid at a yard sale for $5. He said he thought I would like it because it was an RPG. We started playing (he would watch me play) and were blown away.

When I reached Balmora I handed the controller to him and asked him to see what he could find. He immediately picked it up and a huge smile came across his face. He was realizing that he could actually play these games instead of just watching me.

After that it advanced to buying 2 player RPG games that we can both play at the same time. We picked up Gauntlet: Legends and Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, and since then it's been a wrap.

Since then he's been an RPG addict and we're constantly looking for couch co-op RPGs to play together. He can manuever with a control well enough but games that require heavy stick skills are out of his realm. But for games like Morrowind and many others, he can play them for hours on end. We have very similar tastes when it comes to games too, so it works out well for us.

My advice would be - find a fancy new game that is interesting to you and may be interesting to your parents. Something like Skyrim would probably be fine. Hand them the controller midway through you playing it and see if it grabs them. Tell them to look around and take their time and check it out a little. Help them along and point them in the right direction.

If they are like my dad they will be hooked for life .
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