It’s just over two weeks until Far Cry 5 releases and I am so ready. I couldn’t be more ready. I mean that literally. I have my steelbook edition and collector’s edition guide pre-ordered from Amazon but, this last week, I realized that would mean I may have to wait until up to 8pm on release day for the game to arrive.
With most games, that wouldn’t phase me in the least, but with this game, this particular game, I don’t want to wait.
So, yesterday, I went to GameStop and pre-ordered the standard edition so I could pick it up at faux midnight release.
I’m going to start playing that game as soon as I possibly can.
I would have felt badly about doubling up on a pre-order, but with the entire game capable of being played in co-op, I feel certain my partner will make use of that copy at some point.
All my brain seems capable of thinking about is FAR CRY 5 ALL DAY EVERY DAY.
Over the weekend I was out of town and tried to restrict the amount of handheld devices I took with me. I only took my phone and my PS Vita and that actually worked out well. I kept up with my borderline obsession with Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, but also finally got to some other games that had been sitting on my Vita for some time.
I played this strange and super tiny game called It’s Spring Again. I had no idea what to expect, but the entire thing took about 10 minutes. The voice over wasn’t great, and the level of interaction was minimal and clunky at best, but it’s always fun to see an artistic representation of the seasons changing.
Once that was finished, I finally started Undertale. I know so many people love the game, but I felt like I wasn’t clicking with it no matter how hard I wanted to. I know a pacifist run is possible so I didn’t fight anyone, but I’m apparently not good at the dodging mechanic (you have a heart in this little box and you have to move it around to keep stuff from hitting it) whether I was using the analog stick or the d-pad. I also found the battles to be repetitive and certain parts of the game a bit confusing. I finally stopped at a point when I couldn’t get past a character who wanted to keep me from leaving a house. I’d like to keep at it, but I’m certain I will need to look up a strategy guide, at least for that part.
I also finally tried Kung Fury and, while I fully admit I’m not super adept at arcade brawlers, I never even got past the first level. I tried at least half a dozen times, and the latter tries were fully fueled by the bitchin’ soundtrack. Either I was way more tired than I thought when I was playing it, or I super suck at Kung Fury.
After I failed to succeed there, I decided to start Touch My Katamari and wow is that a weird a** game. I kind of loved it. I loved the soundtrack, the visuals, and the sheer weirdness of rolling a bunch of stuff together. I’m still not sure what to make of the main dude and his dance every time he eats a new Katamari I’ve created. He seems very…aroused by some of them. And he is wearing a skintight golden leotard so…yup.
I love weird games.
This week I hope to get to some smaller titles. I refuse to start a large game before Far Cry 5 drops later this month. The last thing I want to worry about is rushing to finish a game before one of my most anticipated titles period lands.
That means I’m going to try to wrap up certain games. I never finished Titanfall 2 so I’d like to do that. I’d also like to finally play Nex Machina. I was partway through Crossing Souls so I’d definitely like to put more time in there, and that also makes me realize I never finished What Remains of Edith Finch because it tried very hard to make me urp but I’d still like to finish it. And, in alphabetical order, here are the other smaller titles I’d like to get to: Among the Sleep, Beholder, Blackwood Crossing, Bound, Celeste, Don’t Knock Twice, Dying: Reborn, Far From Noise, Here They Lie, Knee Deep, Murdered: Soul Suspect, Observer, Past Cure, Perception, Polybius, Slayaway Camp, SOMA, The Mummy Demastered, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Thimbleweed Park, and…oh for goodness sake. There are so many freaking titles here.
What I really need to do is finally finish Everything. I haven’t wanted the experience to end, but I also know now is the time. I both want and need to see it through.
With that I ask: what are you hoping to play this week? Any new releases on your radar?