So, how long have I had an Xbox 360? Five years?
How much have I played it?
Umm. I think maybe three hours.
I’d never had an Xbox Live account, and getting one set up was a little problematic; Xbox Live refused to accept my e-mail address as legit. A Gmail address that I don’t use, though, was perfectly fine.
I got through selecting an avatar, I got through adding Xbox Live points to my account, and then I made the purchase.
Snoopy Flying Ace will go down as the first Xbox Live Arcade game I’ve bought.
I playing through the training mission.
I wasn’t good at Crimson Skies, and my flying skills have not improved any in eight years.
I crashed my plane into ice walls. I crashed it into the glacial surface. I struck the water. My plane was battered and bruised, and when it came time for a dogfight with two of the Red Baron’s henchmen, I had great difficulty in getting a decent lock on the Germans’ biplanes. Fortunately, because it was a training mission, they didn’t fire back.
Still, it was great fun. And I feel the overwhelming urge to listen to “Snoopy’s Christmas” by the Royal Guardsmen…
I don’t know why I’ve never really played my Xbox 360. Considering the trouble I went through and suffered through to get it (the Xbox 360 launch still gives me chills just thinking about it), it’s surprising that I’ve never given the system any use.
But, for Snoopy Flying Ace, I imagine that I will. Oh, yes.