May Game Challenge: Week One

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May greetings, friends! This month has snuck up on me in a great big how-have-I-still-not-finished-my-April-game-challenge-yet???!!! way.

Which leads me to my next confession: I am still not done with my April game challenge. I am currently on BioShock Infinite, but I have a significant portion of the game left, and I have Burial at Sea to play after I am through with that.

Now, if all had gone as planned and I had completed my April challenge on time, I had other plans for this month. But I had to amend all that and create a doable challenge to hang my hat on.

Priority one: I will finish BioShock Infinite and Burial at Sea. This is a necessity. I am giving myself until the end of this week to complete this task.

After that, I want to lay into Bloodborne. I have been aching to play it since it released (I pre-ordered it for goodness sake!), and I’ve not had much gaming time in general due to lingering illness. While I’m nervous about playing it (I’m afraid I will be terrible at it), I can’t not play it any longer. I also have at least two lovely friends who have offered to be my training wheels in Yharnam, and I will surely need them.

My May challenge does not designate that I beat Bloodborne, but that I play as much of it as I can. I have no idea how well I will be able to progress, so I am beyond hesitant on setting any sort of completion goal.

Next up: the release on the 19th of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Ever since seeing some behind the scenes footage, I have been hooked. The game looks astoundingly beautiful, and lets face it, the real time beard growth is what’s reeling me in. In honesty, the choice-driven narrative is intriguing to a degree I’ve not felt before. Sure, I’ve played games that had branching paths, but usually, the results didn’t vary all that much. There seems to always be the “good” ending, the “bad” ending, and the potentially random ending. CD Projekt RED has teased that there are 36 possible outcomes to the game, but that there will be three playable epilogues.

No matter how it shakes out, that’s a heck of a lot of diversity in options.

So while The Witcher releases on May 19th, I highly doubt, given the scope of the game, that I would finish before the end of the month.

So.

My goal is to play as much of it as possible by then.

And.

I hope to be back on track for a proper June game challenge. Of course, June will also bring us E3 and, at the suggestion of a friend, I will be live-tweeting on the announcements as they come out. This is an all new area for me, as I am typically internet shy. So we will see how this goes!

In the meantime, I will be hauling my way through Columbia, then diving back into Rapture. I’m not proud of failing my third monthly game challenge in a row, but it will be completed, albeit a week late.

So now, please excuse me while I bop on back to the skies. I have Vigors to collect and Skylines to sail.

Is anyone else out there doing a monthly challenge for May? If so, what is it? Do share.

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      • Right! Then that just leaves my copies of Skyrim, Fallout 3 GOTY, and Fallout New Vegas to play before the soon to be announced titles come out… Ah crap, I’ve got a lot of work to do!

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      • oh dear. that’s a LOT of games and a lot of game time. maybe intersperse with shorter games to feel more productive? :)

        there really are so many games to play. it’s absolutely a first world problem, but it’s sort of mind boggling that there are more games than any of us will ever have time to play. i could make a list right now of at least fifty games i have and haven’t played that i want to play RIGHT NOW. it’s bizarre. i remember growing up when i had like five games and had played all of them a grillion times.

        life is funny. i’m just grateful that we all get to play and that we get to meet cool people (like you!) who also love to play. it’s super neato.

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      • Definitely super neato!

        It’s the curse of growing up. As a youth you have lots of free time (at least I did) but no money, so you know your small collection inside and out. As a grown-up (depending on your definition ;P) the situation is completely reversed, more disposable income and much less free time.

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      • isn’t that the truth?!

        ahh…being a grown up can be so great, but it can also be a great big bummer. who wants to BUY paper towels and other boring (but necessary) products? oof.

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