As some of you know, my July game challenge was derailed into oblivion. Because of an emergent family situation, I made the decision to extend my July challenge through August, so August is survival horror month, take two. The full list of games I’m hoping to get to is as follows:
Among the Sleep
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds
Condemned: Criminal Origins
Condemned 2: Bloodshot
The Evil Within
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly
Fatal Frame III: The Tormented
Layers of Fear
Murdered Soul Suspect
Obscure: The Aftermath
Resident Evil: Revelations
Shadows of the Damned
Silent Hill 2
Silent Hill 3
Silent Hill 4: The Room
Silent Hill: Downpour
Silent Hill: Homecoming
Silent Hill: Origins
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
Siren: Blood Curse
State of Decay
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
The Walking Dead: Season 2
I know that’s a crazy ambitious list of games, and I know I would be remiss to think I’d ever get to all of them, but it certainly gives me a wide selection to choose from. I’m hoping I can regain my focus of all things and really knuckle down to make a dent in that list.
The Olympics begin on the 5th.
I adore the Olympics. When they are taking place, everything else ceases to exist. I stay up into the wee hours of the morning to watch any and every sport I can catch on the one channel I can get (NBC). We don’t have any sort of cable, so I have to rely on the digital antenna to pick up even NBC well enough. It’s not great, but it’s better than nothing.
I’m most looking forward to gymnastics and swimming. I’m super rooting for Simone Biles. She is unfrigginbelievable.
But back to the gaming front, on top of the heaving list of horror titles, there are several new releases this month that I’m super excited for. Abzu, No Man’s Sky, and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided are all high on my radar (and pre-ordered no less).
So, basically, I have a zillion games to get to, three weeks of Olympics to watch nearly non-stop, and three new releases to get to.
Friends: brace yourself for some disappointment on this game challenge. There are only so many hours in the month, and they are over-spoken for.
But I’m a little curious how this is all going to shake out.
The games I hope to get to this week are Inside (I’ve been avoiding reading too much about it because I don’t want it spoiled for me, but I have to admit, I’m fascinated), Abzu, and at least one other horror title. If I can keep making some progress during the month, I will consider it a success.
And I will never regret watching the Olympics at every waking hour. So that’s a win.
What are your August gaming plans? Which games are you hoping to tackle first? Do you have any on pre-order?