So as not to perpetuate too much positivity, allow me to explain that I am, somehow, still sick. Still. Over five weeks later. The good (and hopeful) news: I get to see my doctor (finally) tomorrow. I’m hopeful that she will successfully diagnose what is happening and that I will, in short order, be on the mend.
But we shall see.
As you might have suspected by now, I have yet to play anything in over a month. In any normal year, that would be disappointing. This year, a year in which we have seen an amazing amount of quality games already released, is just ridiculous. I was already a bit behind. Now I’m painfully behind. Add to that that Horizon: Zero Dawn releases tomorrow (with several other heavy hitting releases in the coming six weeks), and I feel like I’m slipping further and further behind.
How will I ever catch up?
Honestly? I don’t know.
I think, right now, my focus is on feeling better. Once I have that ironed out a bit, I will be able to formulate a better plan to (somehow) catch up.
I’ve read some of the early reviews of Horizon, and I’m getting increasingly excited. Horizon was a game I never had any real interest in, but once the slew of excellent reviews started rolling in, my interest was piqued. I’m now actually quite excited to dive in. You know, whenever my system allows me to function like a somewhat normal human being again.
Before all this started, my partner and I were in the midst of playing the DLC for the original Borderlands, and I’m looking forward to going back to that. Nevermind that I am partway through three blockbuster games (Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Titanfall 2, and Dishonored 2), and I am feeling the pull to complete some of those narratives. I keep wistfully ogling my PSN friends list and yearning to play the games everyone else is playing. I see people playing Yakuza 0 and I want to play it so badly. I see people playing Nioh and I want to try it out. I see people playing Final Fantasy XV and it reminds me that I have it sitting there, untouched.
When I’m back on my feet, my first priority will be finishing Resident Evil 7. I promised a friend I’d send my copy to him so he could play it, and I haven’t done that yet and feel lousy about it. I mean, I’m sure he is understanding due to the circumstances, but I still wish I’d finished it and gotten it in the mail sooner.
To be fair, I’m only getting outside every couple of days (when I have no choice but to take the dog out to the restroom, which makes me feel like I am literally going to collapse), and barely getting a shower every few days. I know that’s gross, but standing up makes me feel terrible.
Take care of yourself folks. When your health decides to take a great big dump on you, it’s no joke.
With that I ask: what did you play over the weekend? What are you most looking forward to playing this week? Are you picking up Horizon?
Please regale me with tales of your gaming. They are like cool drinks in the desert of my yuckiness.