So much to play, so little time

You might have noticed that I tend to be very enthusiastic about the games I play at any given time, but don’t talk about them at all anymore just a couple of months later.

Black Desert Online, for example, was my main game from December to April. I played it a lot and chronicled some of my adventures. Not anymore. Why is that?

I’m not a game-hopper per se. In fact I wholeheartedly wish I’d find a game again where I feel at home and stay with for years, as I’ve expressed before.

The thing is, whenever I actually had such a ‘home-game’ and happily played it exclusively for long stretches, I still felt I was missing out after a while because new games are released all the time. Of course not every game being released is worth my (or anyone’s) time, but even if you only count the really good ones you couldn’t possibly play them all.

Here’s an incomplete list of games, just off the top of my head, that I’ve never played but wish I had: The Witcher 2 & 3, GTA IV, Mass Effect (all of them), Resident Evil 7, Nier: Automata, Inside, Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Rise of the Tomb Raider, The Last of Us, Detroid: Become Human.

At least I’ve remedied one glaring neglect a couple of years ago by finally playing the Uncharted series. If there was any doubt left that video games are works of art, these games (especially from part two onward) crushed it with a sledgehammer.

Not just because of the photorealism of course, but…wow!

Right now I feel very much at home in Everquest II, and I’m super happy about that.

How long it’ll take until I feel like missing out again remains to be seen.



3 Replies to “So much to play, so little time”

  1. I think most people who play games nowadays are in the same boat. There are a lot of games I keep meaning to play and finish but don’t because I am already busy in another game that I want to play and finish.

    And those are the ones I can even remember. I am pretty sure in my Steam library there are others I keep forgetting about. There are some for my consoles too if I am to be really honest.

    There are even some games I want to replay too just because they were just that good or because I want to see a different minor part of the story.

    It almost makes me wish for a drought of good new games for a few years just so I can catch up a little.

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  2. I know that feeling all too well – it’s also made worse that I tend to play in hyped bursts of “get home, play games, get to bed” to lulls of not playing any games for months – and in the heavy phases it tends to be one game.

    Side note: If you think time is a problem more than motivation, at least give Mass Effect 1 a try. I was totally going for near-completion and diddled around and finished it in 23h (without the DLCs, but main quest and nearly all side quests I could find) – and I only finally did it after some friends pestered me for YEARS to finally play it.

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