If you had asked me a month ago, heck, even a week ago if I would have taken a few days away from Far Cry 5 at this point, I would have said it was highly unlikely.
But, here I am, and I’ve not played since Thursday night.
Last Wednesday, I wrote about my early impressions of the game, and I wasn’t terribly sold on Ubisoft’s finished product. After playing more solo, and then a bit in co-op, I found myself wanting to take a breather.
I’m always happy when people love games. I’m also happy when I love games. I’ve seen plenty of people who are out there enjoying Far Cry 5 for what it is, but I have to admit: I’m not sure I’ve been having fun.
Yes, I will keep at it this week and, yes, I will finish it, but it’s a (I’m so sorry for the pun I’m about to make) far cry from what I thought it would be.
Alas. Different strokes and all that. Despite my disappointment, I’m super excited for the promising DLC coming our way with the season pass. I’m also looking forward to having Far Cry 3 to play on current gen where I can screenshot and make video clips to my heart’s delight.
What I have been playing a lot of over the past week is Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. With the Zipper’s Wonderland event in full swing, I’ve been checking in far more regularly. It’s another garden-based event and, as per usual for most of that variety, the RNG has been god awful. The event has the player planting heart shaped roses (I’m not even going to ask) and catching “Scramblers.” Scramblers are fancy eggs with legs and feet and they march in place. With how they look, the name Scramblers makes me feel certain they are being harvested for nefarious purposes. Also, let’s say I have twenty new plants for them to appear on; most of the time they will appear on about half. And of those that do appear, I’m catching about 50% of them, sometimes far less. Yesterday, only five showed up at one point, and of those five, I only caught one.
I’m not a huge fan of the garden-based events.
Still, I always enjoy collecting new items and participating in the events. I’m a huge fan of a sense of occasion, and I love that Pocket Camp keep providing its players with new things to do and collect.
I’ve also done something silly and whimsical: I’ve crafted matching shirts and hats for all my campers, and I have to say it tickles me. I had an idea to make my camp like a creature heaven, so I made halos for every camper, as well as sailor shirts because they are so darn cute.
I just love Animal Crossing.
Of course, all this makes me yearn for a proper Animal Crossing for Switch, but I’m wondering just how soon that’s in the cards. Perhaps we will hear something at E3 in just a couple of months.
This week, I’m hoping to make some real progress and complete Far Cry 5. I’d also like to finally get to A Way Out with my partner, as I’ve heard some divisive opinions on the game; I’d like to experience it for myself. If I can get to both of those games this week, I will consider that a win.
With that I ask: what will you be playing this week?