September Game Challenge: Week Five (Progress? Bwaaaaaaaaa!)

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As you may have guessed from the title of this piece, I not only failed my September game challenge, I super failed it.



Even as strong as the pull has been to play games such as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and Tearaway: Unfolded, I didn’t play so much as ten collective minutes of them. I played Destiny, and lots of it. I’ve been playing so much Destiny that my sleeping habits have been compromised.


It also hasn’t helped that I’ve been feeling sick for the past week, and am still feeling unwell. In those wee hours of the morning when I am awake and feeling yucky, I’ve often thought, well how about just a little Destiny?

For me, there is no such thing as just a little Destiny. It’s all the Destiny, all the time. There is always loot, there are always bounties, and there are seemingly always quests and any number of other activities. Even as I write this and feel gross, all I’m thinking about are popping some Three of Coins while doing some Heroic Vanguard Strikes. I’m thinking about my new fusion rifle that I love (the Telesto; easily in my top three favorite exotic weapons in the game), and I’m thinking about wanting to level up more weapons and pieces of gear.

I don’t know what it is about Destiny, but I am all in.

But I am slightly torn.

There are a veritable ton of games I currently own that I want to play sooner than later, and definitely before the end of the year. Not to mention, November 10th holds two games I can’t wait to play (Rise of the Tomb Raider and Fallout 4), and I’d like to clear a bit of the recent backlog before then. On the docket: Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, Tearaway: Unfolded, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Soma, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Beyond Eyes, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, Life is Strange, Little Big Planet 3, and on and on and on.

I also have a plan for my October game challenge, but more on that a week from today. I also have a gaming plan for my birthday (towards the end of November) which entails playing through the first Borderlands again, this time on Xbox One via the backwards compatibility. I love that game so much, and I’m looking forward to playing some super rad co-op with my partner. It will be a happy birthday, indeed.

Oh crap. I just remembered that Just Cause 3 comes out at the beginning of December.

Another open world game.

Well, it looks like I will have to get cracking on some of these wonderful games and start knocking them out. I’m excited to have those experiences, and it’s lovely to know they are at the ready. In the mean time, I would just be grateful to sleep properly and feel like a moderately productive human being again. I am so far behind on things (like correspondence and comment responses!), it’s laughable. Or at least it would be if it weren’t so ridiculous.

With that, I bid you a sleepy adieu. I know I should be resting, but really I know I will be booting up Destiny.

Did any of you have a game challenge in September? How did you fare?

5 replies »

  1. I was able to platinum until dawn which was kind of a pain. I accidentally overwrited my Mad Max save on the cloud so I pretty much had to start from the beginning.


    • That’s so awesome. That’s a great platinum to have. I don’t know if I will ever be able to get it, even though I want to see all the possibilities.

      Oh no! That super sucks. How many hours of progress do you think you lost?


  2. I was reminded when I took the Blogging201 course here on WordPress that I don’t like setting myself goals or challenges. I mean, I had to make a goal for my site’s development, I felt I didn’t like it any. So in gaming I don’t set myself challenges at all. I just go with the flow!


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