I had a feeling that I wasn’t going to be making progress on my extended game challenge this month, and I’ve proven myself to be correct. Though this is one of those times when being correct kind of stinks.
This past week I actually didn’t play much of anything at all. I’ve been trying to take more strides with my health, and this included beginning to go to the gym again. I’m proud of myself for that (and also mortified while I am there), but it has also made me incredibly tired, both mentally and physically. That means I’ve been spending an increased amount of time sleeping and trying to recover.
I did play a smidge more No Man’s Sky and I’m still not entirely sure what to think. There is a strong part of me that wants to play the game to “completion” to unearth the mystery at the center of the universe. There is another part of me that wants to play recreationally every so often. Then there is a part of me that wants to set the game aside for good.
I don’t yet know which will win out.
I also never got back to Abzu. I am hoping to play (and finish) that game today.
Tomorrow sees the release of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and I’m excited to immediately start in on that. Tomorrow also sees the PS4 release of Inside, and I admit, I’m far more likely to play it on PS4 than I am on my Xbox One, as I seem to rarely use it. It’s not intentional, it just happens.
I’ve also been feeling the urge to go back and finish Trials of the Blood Dragon, as I think I was nearing the end, and I was loving the aesthetic as well as the soundtrack. I wasn’t good at it, but I did have fun with it.
And, of course, the remaster of Resident Evil 4 arrives a week from tomorrow, and I’m very excited to finally hunker down and play that.
As you can see, I’ve no lack of games I’d like to play. That’s both wonderful and overwhelming.
So, today, I will focus on Abzu, and if I finish that (which I expect I will, if I can figure out how to swim like a reasonable person), I will dedicate more time to No Man’s Sky. I don’t know how long it will take to get to the center of the universe, but the more time I spend on it, the quicker I will be done.
No matter how far I get, I will absolutely be starting Deus Ex as soon as it arrives tomorrow. It isn’t reviewing super poorly or super well, but I’m still excited to give it a go. The team who made it also made the most recent Thief, and I quite liked that. I’m more than willing to dive right in.
What are you focused on playing this week? What games are coming up that you are most excited for?