I have to just laugh at myself for the impending colossal failure of this month’s game challenge.
To be fair, I’ve been doing a crazy amount of reading and catching up on some movies I’d wanted to see, but as for this challenge, I have a sneaking suspicion I will be doing a second pass at it next month.
After I wrote my game challenge update last Monday, I thought I’d be able to bring it home and seal the deal. But then I got (happily) distracted with co-op gaming sessions of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (the Claptrap DLC is a ton of fun, and the Holodome is actually pretty fun, too) as well as some other things that required tending.
I have zero regrets about this.
I had also intended to get to Her Story, and I’ve yet to touch that. I wanted to boot up Rocket League (soccer…with cars!), and I’ve yet to do that either.
One thing I was able to play (albeit in a limited fashion) was Fallout Shelter on my iPad mini. When it was initially released during E3, I downloaded it immediately. I would try to create a vault and as soon as I would do so, the app would crash. So I would try again. And it would crash again. I must have done this a dozen times before I finally Googled the issue and found that apparently, the 1st generation iPad mini wasn’t supported due to the 512RAM.
So when I saw there was an update to the app to allow it to run on those devices with a lesser RAM, I updated it, and started in.
When I could get the app to run, I was having a blast with it. I had three vaults going and all were doing fairly well. Only problem was, the app would crash all the time.
Now this might sound like an exaggeration, but it’s not. It would literally crash all the time. If too many icons popped up, it would crash. If it took just a second too long to compute something, it would crash. If I accidentally clicked the link to the store, it would crash. If I looked at it funny, it would crash. And god help me if I started the app and it tried to notify me that someone had a baby. The app just would shut down on itself.
It eventually got to the point where it wouldn’t even start up properly. I literally can’t play it at all anymore, and that’s disappointing. I had been having such a good time with it.
The one upside? I’m somehow now even more excited to play Fallout 4 come November (even though Rise of the Tomb Raider releases the same day). Yay?
I often have high hopes for how many games I can get to and in a reasonable amount of time, but I’ve found myself lacking in these endeavors lately. I need to refocus, get myself on track, and start experiencing these games!
Oh! And not only are all these on my very current plate, but I found out last night by sheer accident (thank you, indirect Google Alert) that a game I’ve been waiting for has finally come out on PS4: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter. It released last September on PC (I wrote about the game last October), but I’d not heard a PS4 release date. What a super rad surprise!
One more intriguing game on my plate. Yum.
Oh, and I should probably admit that I played absolutely no Fatal Frame. I don’t have a great reason for this, other than a lot of random priorities got in my way. Still, not a good look for me. I need to get my head on straight and make some progress!
So on that note, off I ashamedly scuttle to actually make some progress on this depressingly behind challenge.
What is everyone else playing? How is that going?