It happens every year I return from the show; I step off the plane in some sort of post-show fog that I can’t shake for several days. Last year it took about 3 months, but I was also working 3-4 jobs back then. Since I’ve cut that down to 2, I hope that I can cut the fog time down as well. I simply don’t have the time to be caught up in that haze.
It’s partly because I have San Diego Comic Con coming up, something that I get close to canceling each day. But I know if I do, I’ll miss something huge for the company and then I’ll feel all sorts of guilty and blah blah blah.
But the other part is that I have so much to review! LEGO Jurassic World arrived the day before I left, so I have that strategy guide plus The Witcher 3, a few other reviews will possibly come in, and then I still have Final Fantasy XIV that I have hopes of playing. I don’t know when, but I have hopes of playing it.
I played way too much at E3 to go over here, but I will talk about it on the podcast this week. I can say that Prima Games has some exciting stuff in the works for everyone, and I got a chance to say hi to both Prima Games and old BradyGames folks. Both groups genuinely appeared to be pleased with their new strategy guide situation, and I talked to both excitedly about what’s coming up. And then I talked to one good friend at Prima Games for waaaaaaay too long about the extended universe of Halo lore. Poor guy had no idea what he was in for when he asked me about the Halo books.
I did do more than play on my Street Pass this trip though. I got back into Bravely Default for a little bit, and I’m going to try to pick up that game when I’m on the couch instead of Mortal Kombat Kard Game. Since I find the gameplay overly tedious in Bravely Default, picking it up in bursts seems to be the best course of action instead of playing it for hours at a time. It’s hard to get too burned out on the turn-based random encounters when you only play them a few times a day. I do risk getting bored of looking at the same room all the time, but we’ll see how this goes. I feel the need to get this one finished so I can move on to Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance. Gotta get that one done before KH3 never releases.
Huge thanks to Chris for taking care of things while I was away. He and the gang did a great job covering E3 discussions. I wish I could have joined in, but I was unbelievably busy and in a room with unbelievably too many people. May try to make up for it at SDCC if there’s anything exciting to talk about. If not, oh well. We shall all move on!
Fingers crossed that this fog leaves me soon. I still have two more E3 previews to write and zero motivation for any of it. Thank God for LEGO Jurassic World.