Allow me to say right off the bat, this is the first-worldest of first-world problems, not playing enough games. If anything, it’s a testament to how supremely unproductive I am as a person and a gamer.
I am a great amasser of games. I am a great amasser of everything, really. I am great at getting the things together to have an experience, only to sometimes never have that experience.
This is juxtaposed by my partner who is the supreme master of time management. He has a full time job. He has a more than part time job. He has a third job, four times a year. He takes classes online for fun.
And he still plays way more games than I do.
And I write about games.
I am always impressed by him and his time management and productivity.
I’d like to be more like that.
For me, not playing enough games is actually an issue, particularly since I have been trying to write about games and be a relevant voice. It’s also weird when huge games release that I have no real interest in. I’m torn between buying them to play just to have experience with that sort of thing, or saving the money and moving along to other, more interesting (to me) games.
Some of which I never get to, and not for lack of interest.
What got me thinking about this was the impending release of Far Cry 5. Right now, it’s one of my most anticipated games of the year. The Far Cry series is one of my favorite series of all time, and I realized I’d never played Far Cry: Primal.
I ask myself: how is it possible I’ve never played one of the most recent entries in one of my favorite series?
Again, it’s a testament to my poor time management and motivation.
It’s time to get cracking.
Last year was a bit different because I was too sick to do, well, anything really, and for far too long. This year, I am hanging in there and trying to be productive.
Right now I’m sure I have enough games to last me until old age, yet the calendar shows just how many amazing games are in the pipeline and how quickly they will find their way to release. The new and wonderful games will never stop coming and if I don’t start trying to catch up now, I’m going to stay buried and that’s a place I don’t care to be.
So! I have Far Cry: Primal in the system and I’m starting it today! I feel good about that. Sure, it’s going to take a while to finish, but I want to stop focusing on how long a game will take to complete and just start the game in the first place. I stunt these experiences before they even start and that’s another thing I need to work on.
With that I ask: what will you be playing this weekend? Also, do you find yourself not playing games you want to play and already own? How do you finally just start them? I’d love to know how you start in on new games.
Please be safe out there this weekend, friends. I’ll be playing Far Cry: Primal and watching all the Olympics I possibly can.