Still playing Free Realms. Of course, I’m just playing the card game – it is quite good, far better than Magic. I do like what they did with tournaments – some cards you can only get by winning tourney games. You can actually check this one out for free, but it takes some work to build your card collection. I’ve been playing this one for over a year, so that’s gotta count for something!
Every now and then, I still play Wizard 101 with the wife. I really have to tip my hat to the developers here – they made a game that is both fun for adults and kids. Even kids who cannot read can play the game. That’s pretty amazing! This game redefined a genre and it’s only gaining steam.
The game I play the most right now is a browser-based sports text sim called Goalline Blitz. Yeah, yeah… I know – I’m pretty lame. However, this game has kept my interest for almost a year now. It’s the best browser-based game I’ve played. Of course, you have to really really like football (and text) to get any enjoyment out of the game. I think it’s better when you own a team too, as there are a ton of things to do (if you want to get that involved). There’s just something insanely enjoyable for me with these types of management sims. I’ve traditionally played the single-player versions, and they were okay. Now that I’m managing “real” players and negotiating contracts/etc, it’s on a whole ‘nuther level for me.
Anyway, that’s what I’m up to. I’ll leave you with an editorial on “online gameplay” I wrote last year. It was published by mmorpg.com and it was quite well received. I only got a measly $10 for it, but that was my fault for not negotiating the terms before I submitted. Enjoy!