There is both good news and bad news with the onset of week two:
Bad news: I haven’t played Fatal Frame. At all. Boo on me.
Good news: I thought about Fatal Frame a lot. So that’s something. And it’s only the start of week two. And I played a heck of a lot of Pokemon X while horizontal from feeling an onset of yuckiness (thank goodness for handhelds!).
I’m still not sure what it is that is psyching me out about Fatal Frame. My horror exposure is extensive, so that shouldn’t be a factor. I feel like there is a weird mental block towards it, but I have to overcome that sometime. It didn’t help that I was feeling super lousy this weekend and spent most of the time either asleep, or necessarily horizontal on some yielding surface such as the couch.
But boy oh boy is Fatal Frame on my mind with each passing day. Each of those days brings us ever closer to the release of Until Dawn! And I am imposing a new restriction upon myself that I know will be the perfect kick in the rear: I won’t allow myself to play Until Dawn until I complete Fatal Frame.
That’s serious business. Until Dawn has been my most anticipated game of the year for a good long while.
Time to get started. For reals.
On the positive gaming side, I got to play a veritable ton of Pokemon X and oh my goodness! I have been having so much fun! I finally really got into the rhythm of the experience. I’m now stocked with a really excellent team of Pokemon, and exploring has never been quite like this. I’ve spent all kinds of time in Pokemon Amie and my Pokemon and I are all best friends.
This is both adorable and heartbreaking, as, sometimes in battle, one will get attacked and hang on to a sliver of health because they didn’t want me to worry. When that happens I just look at my screen like…oh no. Another thing that comes up is when a Pokemon will resist fainting because of our bond but they look like they might cry, which just punches me right in my digital heart. I always choose to heal them immediately because I can’t take them being so troubled.
I’ve also started going back to previously traversed areas to use my HMs and open up the little “secret” areas. This just never occurred to me before this past weekend. As I’ve said before, this is the first Pokemon I’ve ever played, so I didn’t know the ins and outs of the game. Now that I’m in the thick of it, I’m having a stellar time. Last time I saved, my total playtime was around 70 hours. If you had asked me back when I got the game in 2013 if I would put so much time into a Pokemon game, I would have said “No” with confidence. Now, I can’t wait to get back to it. As in, right after I finish writing this!
I’m also hoping to get in a bit of Little Big Planet 3 this week, as I can’t believe I’ve had it since launch and have yet to complete it. Plus: couch co-op goodness!
I will certainly be knuckling down this week for some serious gaming, and I very much hope to have solid progress to report next week instead of…progresslessness.
Yup. That’s a word.
Cheers friends, and thanks for stopping in! If you have a game challenge going for the month, please fill me in!