This month is off to a good start! I’m so relieved to report that!
My goal this month is/was to get current, and I’ve been actively working towards that. Last night I finally finished Inside. It’s a game that’s best experienced rather than discussed, and I’d hate to even remotely spoil it for anyone out there interested in playing it for themselves. I will say it was visually striking, and certainly seemed open for interpretation. I’d read that people had their mouths literally agape during the ending, and I can’t say I was any different. I had expected a more explanatory finale, but I enjoyed the game none the less.
One gripe I had involved a couple of the puzzles. Two in particular had such random solutions, I ended up having to look them up online. They both involved mechanics that had never been used up until that point in the late game, and I was a bit baffled. I felt badly that I had to resort to the fine people of the internet for help, but I did, and I’m glad I got to the endgame. It’s one I won’t soon forget.
All that being said, I’m ready to tackle more games! I feel the pressure of September 20th and Destiny’s Rise of Iron expansion looming and I know once that hits, my life will be all Destiny, all the time. No matter my best intentions, I always end up putting considerable time into Destiny. In fact, as I write this, I just want to go farm more engrams to decrypt come the 20th. Bungie hasn’t confirmed that engrams will decrypt to year three items, but they were weirdly coy about answering that question so I have a sneaking suspicion that they will do just that.
So I’ll be hoarding engrams. You know, just in case.
I’m hoping to finish up Trials of the Blood Dragon this week. I think I’m just a couple of levels away from the ending, and, despite the fact that I’m terrible at the game, I’ve had a good time due to the Blood Dragon aspect.
I’m also looking forward to diving in to Valley, an intriguing little game from the makers of Slender: The Arrival. I may not have liked that particular game (and actually gave up on it about halfway through), but from everything I’ve seen of Valley, I can’t wait to jump in (jump being the operative word). Apparently you take control of a unique suit that allows you to move about in fluid ways, but that’s not where the game really hooks me. Within the world, the suit gives you the ability to manipulate life and death. You can bring life back to nature and creatures if you like, and that’s exactly what I intend to do in my playthrough.
I’m also thinking of finally getting into Far Cry: Primal which released much earlier this year. I realized I’ve only completed 12 games released so far this year, and I definitely need to get cracking. For the first time in a long time, I feel ready to get these games under my belt. It’s exciting. There are so many experiences I can’t wait to have.
With that I ask, what are you playing this Labor Day weekend? How will you be digitally celebrating?