It is with great relief that I can finally say I have finished my replay of the entire BioShock series, concluding with the only part I’d not experienced before: Burial At Sea. After staying up all night on Friday, I saw the credits roll on Saturday morning.
I was so glad to be done with my April game challenge (two weeks late!) that I took a bit of a gaming break over the weekend. I will admit I spent a bit of time in Animal Crossing New Leaf, but otherwise, I was mostly gaming absent.
As much as the BioShock series was, and is, my favorite, playing all of them back to back made every flaw glaringly obvious and left me with a bit of an odd aftertaste. I was so relieved and glad to be done, and that felt a bit strange and sad. I don’t think I liked my mindset by the time I had finished everything. I was especially conscious of Elizabeth’s flawed AI in Burial At Sea. So many times when she was going to throw me something to help me, the prompt would come up for a split second, yet nothing would come through. If I was in the unfortunate moment of reloading a weapon, her offer of items (whatever they were) would be cancelled out (and sometimes I really needed those items). It didn’t happen every time, but it was easily 30% in that fashion. It didn’t feel like a good way to end things. I had hoped everything would end on a high note, mechanics included.
It will be a good long while before I revisit Rapture. And that’s probably okay. I may have finished late, but I did what I set out to do. Albeit it 15 days later than planned.
Last night, I went back to Destiny for the first time in forever, and I was able to pick back up fairly easily. I thought I’d be more excited for the House of Wolves expansion, but that excitement has yet to find me.
What has found me is my overwhelming excitement for the impending release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. If my local GameStop is doing midnight release, I will certainly be there tonight for pick up. The game looks incredible.
I also have a bit of an interesting day as I am finally, at long last, going to dive into Bloodborne. I have been perusing the massive game guide for it, and I hope what I’ve been learning helps me along my way. Sure, I’m still a bit daunted, as I’m worried I won’t be any good at the game and unable to progress, but I have to try.
Today may be a busy day, but it will also be filled with two new games, and that’s an exciting prospect. I will also get to enjoy some co-op activity with a friend I rarely get to play online with, and that is another definite plus. A banner day for gaming.
Is anyone else out there doing midnight release for The Witcher? Will you be staying up far past your bedtime to play it?
I know I will!