It seems I’m always getting swept up in video game seasonal events. This week there are two I hope to partake in: Overwatch’s Lunar New Year event for the Year of the Dog, and Destiny 2’s Crimson Days event for Valentine’s Day.
I’m not into Valentine’s Day, but I do love a sense of occasion, and these events may just be the things that get me back into both games.
I love Overwatch, but the peaks and valleys are brutal. When the game is good, it’s excellent. When the game is frustrating, it’s awful. Never mind the toxic players and teams I’ve come up against. I’ve literally played games where the Mei on my team continued to wall me into the spawn during a match and then she waited there to do the same to everyone else. I’ve played on a team with a Symmetra who positioned her portal on the edge of the map so whoever went through it would die immediately.
I don’t get why someone would even play an online multiplayer game where teams are so important, then turn against their teammates. That’s never my idea of a fun or good time.
That being said, I’ve certainly had good experiences with a regular team who plays. They are all super talented at various heroes and it’s always fun for my partner and I to jump in and play a few matches. I love the aesthetic of the new skins, and I’d really like to see if I could get the Pharah one. Cheers to the Year of the Dog!
I’ve been avoiding Destiny 2 since just after Curse of Osiris dropped last December, but it looks like the Bungie team has been diligently (from what I’ve read, anyway) attempting to fix the game, and I’m willing to give it another shot for the Crimson Days event. I’m glad they are steering the limited-time items away from Eververse and towards in-world drops (and supposedly they have been working on less duplicate items), so we’ll see how that goes. I’m trying to go in with an open mind.
I’m actually surprised Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp didn’t do a Valentine’s themed event, though I suppose the most recent event (Lottie’s Gothic Rose Festival) was leaning in that direction. I did score a bevy of rose-themed items from Lottie, so I could always put those around my campsite today for giggles.
As for my real world celebrations: there are none! We never do anything for Valentine’s Day by choice, but any day together is a good one in my book. The company alone is the best gift possible.
What are your favorite seasonal events in games? What do you like most about them?
Hopefully Destiny 2 doesn’t make me regret my choice to hop back in, but I suppose time will tell. In the words of A.A. Milne: YOLO!
Cheers, friends. Happy Valentine’s Day, if you go in for that. If not, Happy Wednesday!