It could be better, and it could be worse.
Let’s get the bad news out of the way early: I haven’t even touched Dishonored 2 since last week. My plan to finish it before moving on to Titanfall 2 (so I could be ready for The Last Guardian on Tuesday) is super off the rails.
The good news is that I finished Pokemon Sun a few days ago and I loved it. I loved it so much that I’ve still been playing it. I’m enjoying simply filling up my Pokedex and evolving various Pokemon. Just last night I finally evolved a Leafeon, which was a little absurd to make happen, but was fun all the same.
Another thing I’ve been doing is continuing to level up my Poke Pelago. I don’t use berries ever, yet I’ve been meticulously planting and harvesting them. I’m only missing one improvement for the whole place, and I enjoy tuning in to watch my Pokemon play and relax, or scuttle off to search for treasures.
Before this, the only other Pokemon game I’d played was Pokemon X (which I quite liked), and I think nearly everything was improved in Sun. The only complaints I have are issues with the frame rate, and some of the SOS battles. I felt, at times, that it was a little cheap that not only could the opposing Pokemon attack you, but they could also call in help right after. I think the system might have felt a little more balanced had the Pokemon calling for help take up one of their turns doing so.
Aside from those two issues, I find myself still happy to keep playing. I’ve been exploring early areas and uncovering secrets. It’s still a pleasure to play.
I can’t believe that tomorrow The Last Guardian will finally be released! The closer it gets, the more worried I become. Not about the quality of the game, but about the Trico. Every time I see him in all his creature majesty, I get immediately choked up. I am already afraid he won’t make it.
So help me god, I will do everything in my power to keep that beautiful creature safe.
Unfortunately, I already have a feeling I will be going through many, many tissues at the conclusion of the game. The connection between human and creature is one I am fond of, and I do not handle even digital loss well.
Aside from all this excitement, I am feeling the end of the year crunch big time. I realized today that I haven’t even touched Far Cry: Primal, Hyper Light Drifter, Bound, and so many other games. When I compile my best of 2016 list in a few weeks, I’d like to have tested out as many games as possible. I just feel badly that I’ve failed to get to so many huge releases this year.
On top of that, I’m still on the (so far, fruitless) hunt for a NES Classic Edition. I’m starting to think I may never have one of my own, and that’s a super bummer to me. I know I don’t need one, but I really, really want one.
Anyway, that’s the status in my ville. The more I tell myself I need to finish Dishonored 2, the less I seem to play it, and the more I remind myself that I need to crack down on at least playing as many 2016 releases as possible, the less progress I seem to make.
I need to figure out how to properly wire myself to be appropriately productive. I’m working on it.
With that I wish you a good week. What games are on your agenda?