One small step for me, one giant step for me-kind!
Friends, I’ve finally done it; I’ve forced myself to end my gaming drought! I mean, yes, I’m still sick (two and a half months and counting), but last night I forced myself to try to play something, and that something was Everything.
Yes, it made me feel crappy (physically) to be playing a game, but the game itself (I’m only a handful of hours in) is a masterpiece unlike any other. I’d like to go into further detail in the future (after I’m finished), but it is safe to say it will absolutely be in my top ten games of all time, and that sentiment is devoid of hyperbole.
I love everything about it. No pun intended.
This past week, I dabbled in a little Pokemon Sun here and there, mostly to visit Poke Pelago, but also to add a few more Pokemon to my Pokedex. I’ve been playing in short chunks, but even that hasn’t been agreeing with me very often. I don’t know why I can watch movies or shows okay, but when it comes to controlling something and trying to focus, I’m still struggling. Pokemon Sun seems to be a decent choice for popping in and out in short bursts.
I was also at my doctor’s office twice last week. More tests have been run, and we still don’t know anything conclusive. I’m entirely grateful to my doctor for her tireless work in figuring out what the heck is wrong with me.
I know I said I wasn’t going to talk about Everything yet, but it’s all I can think about! It is one of the most beautiful and moving experiences I’ve had the privilege to play. I know there is debate among folks out there if games are art and, to me, they most certainly are; Everything is yet another shining example. But, to be fair, I see art in many things.
Which brings me around to yet another topic: art on canvas.
Years ago I used to paint fairly often and I’ve (in the last six months or so) found myself increasingly driven to do so again. I have many vivid color schemes in mind and I’m itching to put them to canvas. Of course, I’d have to be well enough to get to the art store to buy canvases, paints, and all that jazz, but the urge is definitely there. I think I will be heeding the call as soon as I’m well enough to venture out further than the kitchen.
So there you have it: I’m still sick, there are more tests, I’m dreaming about painting, I’ve started trying to play games again (to varying degrees of success), and I’m in profound love with Everything. All in all, I’d consider that an improvement from my last several weeks (even though I feel no different, physically).
What did you play over the weekend? What are you hoping to get to this week? Personally, I’m getting really excited to see the early reviews for Persona 5. Wheee!