I remember the point earlier this month when I actually thought I’d complete my self-imposed game challenge to complete six new-to-me games by the end of the July. I really thought I could do it. I mean, there are still eight days left in the month, so if I was really industrious, I bet I could still could.
Gosh darn Destiny 2.
Gosh darn faction rally.
Gosh darn not enough time in the day.
In the first Destiny, faction rallies came around every once in a while; in Destiny 2, it feels like they are happening with incredible frequency. The same can be said for Iron Banner. I feel like there is always something time-consuming happening in Destiny 2, and it doesn’t make the game world feel full; it makes it feel bloated.
And that’s coming from someone who loves Destiny for better or worse.
All weekend long, while I felt very gross physically, I tried to power through and rank up in the faction rally. This time I pledged to Dead Orbit (in an attempt to get that dumb Graviton Lance catalyst), and I’m just now at rank 39. That means I have today to rank up 11 times to reach max rank of 50.
So that means today will be all about Destiny 2 and the latest installment of: HOLYCRAPIT’SANOTHERFACTIONRALLYWHATDOTHEYWANTFROMUS???!!!
Maaaaaaaaan, I had such high hopes for my productivity over the weekend. I was going to play so many different things. I was going to have all kinds of progress ready to report today. All I have to report is that I’m a great big let down.
I’m holding out a sliver of hope that I can do great things this week, but I’m not getting my hopes up.
In a couple weeks I’m headed out on a camping holiday, and I was considering taking my first-ever week-long writing hiatus in four years. But, after giving that idea careful consideration, I don’t think I can do that. So I will be continuing to write, even if it’s from a tent. It looks like my momentum refuses to stop, even when it wouldn’t really matter if I did take a finite and compact break.
This week I’d love to play through Shape of the World (I’ve been saying that for weeks now), Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on Switch (I want to make better use of my Switch), and any number of other smaller titles. I keep thinking about playing Murdered: Soul Suspect, too.
Holy crap there are so many games to play. I need to make better use of my time. It’s the most precious thing and in limited supply. I’d do better to remind myself of that. I’m certainly not getting any younger.
This wasn’t meant to be somber and depressing, but I think this piece meandered that direction. My apologies there.
With that I ask: what are you hoping to play this week? When it’s summertime, do you find you play a certain type of game (e.g.: games that take place in colder climates)? I find I like to play games set in tropical locales all year long.
Please be safe out there friends. Cheers.