Some games are a joy to play. Some games you can play for hours and the time flies by.
And some games aren’t either of those.
Over the course of the past week, I’ve played a game I couldn’t wait to play more of (the original Borderlands), even though I’ve played through it literally dozens of times. No matter how much my partner and I were playing it, I wanted to be playing more of it. There is something about Borderlands that hooks me in every time I play it.
And I always want to play it.
The other game I’ve been playing in bits and spurts is The Last Guardian.
I seldom write “sigh,” but…sigh.
I will go into far greater detail in my upcoming review, but I can say it hasn’t been a breeze making progress. The only thing keeping me going is Trico. He is a marvel. If it weren’t for him, I have no idea how long I would have stuck with the game.
Again, more on that later.
I don’t know if it was the deluge of rain this past week here in southern California, but something put a damper (no pun intended) on my game playing. I had all sorts of lofty ambitions, and I didn’t play much of anything. I also wasn’t feeling super great, so that didn’t help. I kept reminding myself of the impending release of Yakuza 0 and Resident Evil 7: Biohazard on Tuesday (tomorrow!) as motivation to wrap up the games I’m partway through, and even that didn’t push me to complete, well, anything. I also didn’t finish Titanfall 2, but I’m excited to do so as soon as I finish The Last Guardian. I’m going to force myself to finish the last few chapters today so I can pick up where I left off in Titanfall 2. BT is waiting on me, and I don’t want to let him down.
The more I think about Tuesday, the more excited I get to dive in to two new potentially great games. I have to admit, I’m super excited to experience Yakuza 0. The early reviews for it have been overwhelmingly positive and it seems entirely up my alley. Japan in the ’80s? Yes, please!
I feel like so much about Resident Evil 7 is still a mystery to me, and I’m glad I didn’t read up too much on it in advance. Some games I like to go into with as little foreknowledge as possible, and this is one of them. I love the found footage aesthetic of the video tape segments, and I love that the game takes place entirely on the Baker plantation. I can’t wait to explore and to uncover the secrets of the game.
So, today and tomorrow (at least until my games arrive from Amazon), I will be knuckled down to finish The Last Guardian and Titanfall 2. I know I’ve expressed hope before that I could knock them out quickly, but this time I mean it.
I mean, I always mean it, just this time I really mean it.
What are you playing this week? Are there any new releases you will be playing tomorrow?