To get the boring part of this week out of the way early, yes, I’m still sick, and last week I was at my doctor’s office three times for more tests. I still have severe bronchitis, and hopefully the other coinciding sickness is figured out sooner than later when my next batch of test results are back.
I’ve been averaging about 16 hours of sleep a day, and, beyond that, I still haven’t felt up to playing games on the television.
I had a thought yesterday that maybe, just maybe, I could play something on my 3DS, so I booted up Pokemon Sun and started going after those Ultra Beasts (I only have one left to find and catch!)! This was the first real gaming I’d done in two months! Sure, I only felt like I could play for an hour or so, but I was so pleased to be able to play anything at all, I’d call it a win! I mean, just look at all the exclamation marks in this paragraph!
So while I haven’t touched so many of the new releases I’ve wanted to, nor finished any of the older games I’m partway through, I’d call that an inkling of digital progress!
And I started thinking that if I can handle a short session of Pokemon Sun, then maybe I can handle short sessions of another game.
The first to come to mind? Stardew Valley.
I’ve read that it’s addictive and time consuming and I’m hoping that if I start it I don’t fail out from all the sleeping I’ve been doing, but it seems like the kind of game I might be able to partake in. So it’s definitely on the table.
Also, I think I just might cave in and get Night in the Woods after all. I think I could try to play a text based game, certainly more than I could handle playing a shooter or an adventure game at the moment.
So you see, I have a teensy bit of hope on the gaming front. I’m glad I pushed myself to play some Pokemon Sun!
I was about to say that I was glad the major releases are slowing down a bit, but then I remembered that Persona 5 comes out in just a few weeks…yikes! And I know there are lots of folks out there who are eagerly awaiting Mass Effect: Andromeda and that’s even closer!
I sincerely believe this year is going to be one of the best in history for great games. And we aren’t even halfway through!
With that I ask: what will you be playing this week? Are you finishing up current games? Are you getting ready for Mass Effect: Andromeda or Persona 5? Or are you playing older games from your backlog?
Also, when you are sick, are you still able to game? Or are games hard for you to play when you are sick?
I never thought I’d have problems playing games while sick, but this current thing often has me dizzy and I have trouble concentrating on things moving around on the screen. You would think two months stuck to a couch would have given me ample time to catch up, but it’s done the complete opposite.
Please regale me with your gaming exploits; they cheer me in these dark times when I’m playing almost nothing.