So let’s get the awful truth out of the way right off the bat: I haven’t played any Fatal Frame despite the best of intentions. I’m still holding to the claim that I won’t allow myself to play Until Dawn until I’ve completed the first Fatal Frame. And since Until Dawn releases a week from tomorrow, I have a crap ton of catching up to do.
I’m not saying it will be impossible, but I am saying it will take some doing.
Which is sort of a duh statement.
On to what I have been playing: Pokemon X. And lots of it.
If you had asked me a month ago if I would be playing so much Pokemon, I would have been skeptical at best, and laughed at worst. But I’ve been playing so much Pokemon (and loving it!), there hasn’t been room for much else, gaming-wise. I’ve been playing so much that I’ve been staying up far too late each night, just to play some more. The only times I stop are when my 3DS battery light turns to red. One night this past weekend, even that didn’t stop me. I sat on the floor near my charger and just kept right on playing.
I can’t even tell you for sure what the draw of playing so much is. I love finding and leveling up Pokemon. I love befriending them and leveling them up in Pokemon Amie (how many times have I played that tile game?!). I love watching them evolve. I love learning new battle moves and seeing which work the best for each Pokemon. I love the animations. I love going back to older areas to use new moves to unlock secret areas. I love the Battle Chateau. I love growing all kinds of berries. I love finding adorable little outfits for my trainer.
Basically, I both enjoy, and am addicted to, this game. As of the time I write this, I’ve put in over 107 hours into Pokemon X. That’s sort of crazy. I’ve spent far less time completing other far larger games. I think Pokemon X is greater than the sum of its parts. And I still like those parts.
I have only Victory Road to complete before I’m technically “done” with the game, but I’m not sure I will be able to put it down quite so easily. The only issue is, I have so many other games I genuinely want to get to, I’m starting to feel guilty for playing so much Pokemon and so little else.
I also logged in to Destiny for the first time in ages this weekend to take advantage of Xur finally selling the Gjallarhorn. I already had two, but I figured, why not one for each of my characters? I realized how much I miss Destiny, but I also remembered how not great I felt about it around the time I put it aside a couple of months back. I’m just not sure the community is for me, as disappointing as that is.
But I digress.
So, friends, that’s where I’m at. Knee deep in Pokemon and failing at most of my challenge. Here’s hoping I turn it around.
What is everyone else playing?
And now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m expected on Victory Road. Cheers!