Too many games!
It’s getting ridiculous. It really is. After my prolonged ennui – in part caused by a lack of anything new and interesting and in part by my ridiculous Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate obsession – I’ve found myself up to my eyes in amazing titles. Admittedly, this is at least partly down to the magnificence of the new 3ds and the PS4, but regardless I’m struggling to keep up. My list of “Things that I’m actually playing right now” currently looks a bit like this:
- Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS)
- Xenoblade Chronicles (3DS)
- Tomb Raider Definitive Edition (PS4)
- Toukiden: Kiwami (PS4, Vita)
- Final Fantasy X Remastered (Vita)
- Elite Dangerous (Mac)
- Apotheon (PS4)
- Don’t Starve (PS4)
On top of these, titles which I’m kinda sorta playing but have been distracted from are (wait for it)
- Alien Isolation (PS4)
- Bloodborne (PS4 – not even started!)
- Destiny (PS4)
- Dragon Age Origins (PS4)
- Evil Within (PS4)
- Shadows of Mordor (PS4)
- Heroes of the Storm (Mac)
On top of that, on the 3DS alone there are another dozen games and about half that amount on the Vita that have fallen by the wayside. The problem here is I’m doing too many at once. The trouble is that things like MH4U, Elite, Heroes of the Storm and so on are as near open-ended as they get. So in order to dig my way out of the mess, I’m going to focus on two games at a time and try my damnedest NOT TO BUY ANY MORE (until No Man’s Sky comes out). To keep me honest, I’m going to get back to my Game Diary entries before I drown in it all. So here’s the rules: at any one time I’m allowed to be playing a “standard” game and a long-term game. Long term games I’m allowed to play for an arbitrary number of days before switching to another one, but “standard” games need to be completed before I start (or continue) another one.
So – my current “standard” game is Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition” (which, I might add, is exceptional.