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.
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.
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.