I try to make weekends the time I play games just for me and not for reviewing, whether it’s for the game or for the strategy guide. I know I’ve discussed my stack of shame at length before, and this is the first year that I’m really making a sizable dent in it. My biggest two to complete this year were Mass Effect and its sequel, and I’ve checked both of those off my list with a bit of force. I recently finished my second playthrough of the first game (something that I’ve never done before), and I’m working my way through all of the ME2 DLC. I really want to play ME2 again with my Renegade Shepard, but my stack of shame is out in the open in the living room, staring at me and making me feel guilty. I technically have plenty of time before needing to play ME2 again, and really, I know I’ll play ME3 with my Paragon character first, so I really do have plenty of time.
The question remains though, if I put off Renegading ME2, what game do I tackle next from my list? None of them really jump out of me (which may be really foretelling), so I’m reaching out to the blogosphere, twitterverse, and facebookia for votes.
Please note that the list in my poll is not complete for several reasons:
- Red Dead Redemption is not listed because that’s going to be my December game (similar to what I did for FFXIII);
- Dragon Age: Origins is not listed because I still haven’t decided what I’m going to do about it; and
- None of my DS games are listed because I’m going to Japan in a month and will have oodles of travel time to spend on DS games.
So please help me decide! Or encourage me to keep riding the Mass Effect train! (And while you’re at it, hope that my Portal 2 guide arrives soon so I can start with that and stop avoiding spoilers.)