If you listen to the SGR Coffee Break, you know I am immensely addicted to Elite: Dangerous. I can now add Pillars of Eternity and Bloodborne to that list. When I want to sit down and dive into a game, I don’t have any shortage of quality time sinks. While these all will be continuous contributors to my Stack of Shame, it also causes a problem. That problem: WHAT THE HELL DO I PLAY?
Don’t get me wrong, I am pleased with the amount of greatness sitting on my plate. I even look forward to adding dessert thanks to Mortal Kombat X. However, this also causes me to spend a hefty amount of time debating what game I want to play. I mean, Pillars of Eternity is a game I swear I’m only going to play for an hour or so, and then five hours pass. Bloodborne isn’t a game you don’t devote your full attention to, or the game will eat you up and spit you out and not even shed a tear for your rage broken controller.
There are days it actually takes me more time to figure out what I want to play than the time I then spend playing the game. This only becomes more complicated if there is a stream on that I want to watch as now I have to consider the game environment in which I will visit. This is probably why Elite: Dangerous gets so much love. I can just sit and mindlessly mine asteroids with little to no worry.
I fear the only solution to this “WTF do I play now” question is to probably start flipping a coin. Or just completing one game befo……right, I can’t even finish that sentence with a straight face. In the end, having too many great games to play is a blessing and a curse. Can anyone clone me and mind link to my clone so we can play different games, but I still get the experience of playing? If you can do that, you’d probably be stupid rich! Until that time comes, I’m just going to sit here and stare at my heap of games and try to figure out what I’m going to play while sipping on this coffee.