We’re back! Did you miss us? I was off the grid pretty much the entire time, and I can’t lie; it was super, super nice. I also did a lot of work on my backlog, something that Chris and I will discuss on the Coffee Break podcast this week. Oh yeah, that’s coming back too!
So while I was playing my backlog and NOT working on the, uh, three or four strategy guides I have left over from 2014 that I have not reviewed, I pondered on my own particular resolutions for reviewing strategy guides for SGR. I hope I can get Chris to ponder the same for his Corner of Randomness this week. (*poke poke, nudge nudge*)
While I’d like to say I’ll resolve to not start a game until I finish reviewing the guide for the one I’m working on, there’s no way I could possibly make that realistic with my current job and the release schedule for games. I just can’t. It’s a pretty idea to have, and sure, I do need to get better about finishing one thing before starting the next, but that’s not always feasible, no matter how much I may want to. So here is my big resolution:
Will not start on any 2015 games or any new games from backlog until 2014 games and guides are finished.
Is that a bit of a cop-out? A little. And it is easy since the first guide of the year is Dying Light and of course I’m not touching that one. It does also help that none of the games I’m really excited about or will review hit until late February.
But still…this means no starting Dragon Age Inquisition or really anything else until I finish Shadow of Mordor, Call of Duty Advanced Warfare, Far Cry 4, Sunset Overdrive, and LEGO Batman 3, and four of those are for guide review purposes. That’s a huge undertaking.
I’m also going to resolve to do one more thing, even if it kills me:
Finish 2015 games and guide reviews in 2015.
I don’t want to add to my stack of shame any more than I seem to do every year. It seems inevitable, but it doesn’t mean I like it or I want to keep that trend going.
And of course, I’m going to resolve to finish The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD. It wouldn’t be a gaming New Year’s resolution without me swearing to finish a Legend of Zelda game for the year. I did one last year, so maybe I can do one or two this year. Crazy, right?
So. Do you have any gaming resolutions for 2015?