This past week I played my least favorite game: sickness. Huddled on the couch, barely eating, drinking lots of tea, and trying to keep both my head and my stomach from exploding everywhere took most of my concentration.
Needless to say, my gaming was at a minimum.
I did squeak out some Destiny (I know, everyone’s shocked), but I’m feeling more and more ready to not only play it a little (or a lot) less, but to also embrace some of the massive new releases coming down the pipeline.
Which brings me to…
My November game challenge: blockbusters.
There are a few blockbuster games that have released already this year (e.g.: Far Cry: Primal, Mafia III) that I’ve yet to get to, as well as three heavy hitters coming this month including two that I’m itching to get my hands on: Dishonored 2 and Pokemon Sun.
And that’s not even to speak of all the other blockbusters in my backlog! I’m focusing on the blockbusters for the current generation of consoles. My full list of options (past and present) is as follows:
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s Blood and Wine and Heart of Stone expansions
Far Cry: Primal
Rise of the Tomb Raider (on PS4 with DLC)
Watch Dogs 2
Assassins Creed: Syndicate
Batman: Arkham Knight
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
The Evil Within
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Wolfenstein: The New Order
Those are a whole lot of exciting prospects and I’m happy to take any recommendations from that list.
Even though I played Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One, I’ve been feeling the pull to play it again on PS4. I really want to get to the Baba Yaga DLC sooner than later, but I almost feel guilty about it, which I find strange. I’m sure it’s simply because we are so close to the end of the year (seriously, where has this year gone?), but I find myself wanting to maximize my gaming time all the more.
So go figure I was sick all this past week. Stupid health nonsense.
I’m ready to start jumping in to these bigger experiences. I know they will take longer to complete, but I don’t want that to deter me from diving in in the first place. Often when I start a new game that I’ve put off, I wonder why I didn’t start it sooner.
My current plan is to start in on Rise of the Tomb Raider (guilt be d*mned!), and hopefully I can play the Baba Yaga DLC separately from the main game. If not (and if gear carries over), I will just start the game from the beginning.
Oh! I’d also love to go back to BioShock: The Collection and at least finish the first BioShock. I got waylaid about a third of the way through, and I was in love with the remaster. It’s already my favorite game of all time, but the remaster made it better than ever.
What are you playing this week? What games releasing in November are you most looking forward to? What games from the above list do you think I should tackle first?
With that I wish you a happy Halloween. Please be safe out there, friends.