This month may be one of the most new release laden months of the year, but I am (somehow!) managing to keep up! It’s a bit unprecedented. I completed Uncharted 4 this past week, and I am currently about halfway through DOOM. I may not have had a great time with Uncharted, but I am having a blast with DOOM.
I’m hoping to finish up DOOM today, as Homefront: The Revolution releases tomorrow (I’m doing my best to stay on top of each new release as it comes out). Then I will have to stay on top of completing Homefront, as the next week, Overwatch drops.
This month is bonkers as hell.
I didn’t have a great time with Uncharted 4 (I wrote a bit about it last week), but DOOM has been just the experience I didn’t know I was looking for. It is fast fast fast, and fun fun fun. The story may be loosely hung together, but the gameplay more than makes up for it. The upgrades are meaningful (or seem to be at this stage), and the map is one of the best I’ve encountered. The first couple of levels I played, I didn’t find a single secret (the game was moving so fast that I didn’t have time to search one out), but now that I’ve progressed a bit and unlocked some useful upgrades, I feel like I’ve found my rhythm. I take out all the enemies I can find in an area, then consult my map for all the items of interest. I have managed to find only one classic map so far, but it was super awesome to find and run around.
I had no idea I would find the game so engaging, but I do, and I can’t wait to run around and eliminate more demons.
I’ve learned some lessons about which weapons to use when, and which attacks I can successfully dodge. I’ve also learned when to whip out the chainsaw, both to save my life, as well as to fill up on ammo. I’m learning how to harness the mayhem.
It’s the best.
Once I finish the campaign, I plan to delve into the multiplayer.
And speaking of multiplayer, if you had told me a couple of years ago how much multiplayer I’d end up playing (that would be anything more than none), I’d say you were off the mark. Now, I feel like I’m taking part in multiplayer games so often, I’m about to take on a game that is multiplayer only: Overwatch.
There are so many great (and varied) characters in Overwatch, and my goal is to become proficient with at least one per category. During the beta, I tried out every character at least once and found so many I liked that I wouldn’t have expected. The ever-changing landscape of each match and the ability to change character at will has me jazzed to get my hands on the full release. I’m looking forward to all the loot boxes I get to keep!
With that, I wish you a good week of gaming. There’s always a bounty of games out there, but I feel we are in a bit of a feast situation. What are you currently playing?