Status Report: Week Ten (Something’s Coming)

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Okay, so I’m still sick, but things are getting figured out.

Quick health update: I saw my doctor and, after a slew of labs, she has come to the conclusion that I at least have a severe case of bronchitis. That’s the good news. The bad news is that she thinks there is also something else at work, and I have to head back today for more tests to see if the other issues can be figured out.

Progress!

Unfortunately, the meds she gave me haven’t done much. Hopefully today will bring more answers.

Yesterday I literally slept all day. I was in bed from the time it was light out to around 9pm. I am constantly exhausted.

Anyway, as you have likely suspected, I haven’t played anything. Still. Over a month and a half of video gamelessness.

Color me sad.

So! I decided something! I’m going to force myself to play something today! If it makes me feel markedly worse, I will stop, but if I can stomach it, I’m gosh darn going to try.

Also, a couple of notes about planned content:

At the beginning of the year I talked about offering up at least one review each month. I still intend to stick to that, but, last month, I couldn’t make good on that promise due to not playing anything to completion. I hope to pick back up with reviews this month, and I apologize for the omission from last month. I just wouldn’t feel comfortable writing a review for a game I hadn’t seen from start to finish.

The other bit of content that will be pushed off for at least another month is streaming. I’d planned on streaming at least once a week beginning this month, however, without knowing how I will feel for the foreseeable future, I don’t want to plan on anything I can’t follow through on. As soon as I see real improvement, I will set the schedule accordingly.

So there you have it. I’m sorry for the delay, but I would never have thought I’d be so sick for so long. Hopefully the additional tests today get this situation locked down.

Onward!

As if 2017 didn’t already have a plethora of huge releases, this week sees another heavy hitter: NieR: Automata. I’m very excited to dive in as I was always curious about the original NieR (and even ended up getting a copy for PS3), but never took the plunge. The more I see about it, the more it piques my interest.

Also, the more I hear about Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the more I want to play it, so I may be seeking out a copy for Wii U. I know, just what I need: another game to add to my backlog. But there it is. I just love when people get excited about games. It’s hard not to be excited, too.

So with that I ask: what will you be playing this week? Are you picking up any new releases like NieR or Ghost Recon: Wildlands? Or will you be tackling the ol’ backlog?

Please regale me with your plans. I am living vicarious through you as I remain plastered to my couch. Here’s hoping my plan to force myself to play something works out!

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In reference to the title of this piece, allow me to exercise my musical theatre muscles, if only via this video…

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  1. Hey Rebekah! Glad to hear all is well. Still playing Horizon; had to lower the difficulty level. Is that a bad thing? Love the game; had a sticking point, ugh! Looking forward to Andromeda next.

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    • I don’t think that’s a bad thing at all. I think if it makes the game more enjoyable for you, that’s all that matters. I’ve done that a couple of times historically when the gameplay of something was getting really tedious (both were older games with slightly antiquated gameplay). I felt a little weird about it at the time, but I’d rather see a game through than worry about the setting, you know?

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      • I concur wholeheartedly! Still enjoying Horizon; I was having a difficult time with a given section of the game. I like how even on easy mode the game provides a challenge; nothing too overwhelming. Also, it doesn’t take away from the story. If you get my drift!

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  2. I replayed Brothers this weekend and started Soul Axiom tonight. I’m interested in all the newer the titles you mentioned, but am unlikely to start another sprawling, open-world game while still playing through the Witcher 3 DLC. I hope you feel better very soon. Like now. Or now…now.

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    • Brothers is one of the most beautiful, and emotional, games in recent memory.

      I’ve also been interested in Soul Axiom (I really liked Master Reboot), so I’m curious to hear your thoughts on it.

      And that makes perfect sense. The Witcher 3 is a beautiful, and massive, beast.

      Thank you. I hope that, too.

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  3. Hi there’s, thanks for the update! Still got my fingers crossed, this time I hope you’ll be able to stomach some gaming.
    I’m playing Story of Seasons Trio of Towns. It’s a great game, but with work super busy I tend to choose a book to read at night instead of running around farming.

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  4. I hope that you feel better soon Rebekah. I hope that you’re able to play at least a little bit.

    I finished RE7 the other night. I really liked it for the atmosphere and the story was genuinely creepy and had some good surprises but the combat I thought dragged it down a bit especially near the end of the game. I received my copy of Breath of the Wild on Friday and played a little bit of that. I’m really enjoying it so far and like how different it feels from more recent Zelda titles. My only issues so far are how often equipment breaks. It seems too excessive.

    I’m curious about Nier Automata as well since it’s a Platinum game and I generally like their releases. I definitely don’t need another game on the backlog but I’ll see about that but I’ll most likely be picking up Andromeda and Persona 5 isn’t too far off now as well.

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    • Hey! Congratulations on finished RE7! And hooray for starting in on Zelda! As for degradable items, I’m NEVER a fan of that mechanic in games. I’ve just never found that it adds anything positive to a gaming experience for me.

      Oh my gosh, Persona 5, I’m so excited. This year will easily go down as one of the best in recent history for new releases. It’s unbelievable.

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  5. I’m glad that you’re getting answers to your medical maladies. At least putting a name and plan in place can assist with seeing a way through the illness. Keep on keeping on! Work deadlines again are keeping me from playing. Over the weekend, I finished Gears of War 4’s campaign and it was good fun. The franchise’s multiplayer never caught on with me but I’ll try again. Then I want to finish Rise of the Tomb Raider before Mass Effect Andromeda releases.

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    • Aww, I’m sorry work is keeping you from gaming, but I’m glad you were able to finish Gears 4!

      I hope you enjoy Rise of the Tomb Raider. I had a lot of fun with it for sure.

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