Two weeks ago I decided to challenge myself to play at least six new-to-me games before the end of July.
I’ve played exactly zero new-to-me games.
Look at me go.
I kept telling myself last week that I’d somehow get to a new game, but I’ve long since discovered I will almost always boot up a familiar game instead of a new one. I’m an awful creature of habit.
I went gung ho on Destiny 2 and finally finished my full set of Escalation Protocol gear (I’ve still never obtained one of the EP weapons, though) and it looks SWEET. Lots of time was spent obtaining it, but it was time well spent; it’s easily my favorite set of gear in the game to date. I also finally (FINALLY) finished getting all the Osiris weapons and hoo boy that took a lot longer to do than I’d ever have expected.
I also finally (again, FINALLY) found all 40 Sleeper Nodes and good god. It took forever. Okay, not forever, but for-areallylongtime. From the time I found the 39th node, it took me over two dozen Override Frequencies to get the final one. I was so gloriously happy when I finally found it.
I also put in a stupid amount of time on various weapon catalysts. Some are straightforward and others are seemingly quite touchy. I’m doing the one for the Sunshot hand cannon now, and it’s a finicky thing. Every time I think I understand what it wants me to do, it foils me yet again.
Aside from my Destiny 2 exploits, I played an awful lot of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp for the sunflower event. After I completed all the challenges, I decided to put in the first of many “art installations” at my campsite. You can see but a smidge of my first one above, titled: Flamingohenge. I love flamingos, and every time they are available in the Marketplace, I buy them. I now have a couple dozen and I thought they should pay their respects to a mysterious stone structure. I do feel bad that my townsanimals seem to be bored, though. Maybe they just don’t appreciate art.
At the risk of inducing deja vu, this week I really want to focus on new-to-me games. Even if I can’t complete my challenge with the remaining 15 days in the month, I’d love to at least put forth a respectable amount of effort. I mean, I love games; shouldn’t this be a treat and not a chore?
Even though I’ve been playing, I just haven’t been playing what I “should” be.
Today I’m going to start a game. I don’t care which one. But so help me, I’m going to start something new.
With that I ask: what are you hoping to play this week? Have you ever gotten in ruts and only played the same couple of games even though you wanted to start something new? How did you snap out of it? Or are you still in it, like me?