The storm is already at our door steps. The storm is the onslaught of new video game releases. Just looking over the horizon, you can see Halo, Assassin’s Creed, Tomb Raider, Fallout, and so many more games ready to invade our homes. Bank accounts are not prepared for this battle of will.
I’ve been lucky in that I’ve been too busy to really pay attention to all the great games dropping. I know I’ll definitely be snagging Tales of Zestiria as soon as I get the strategy guide. I’m also totally grabbing Fallout 4 as well. Those are really the only two games that are on my “must own nowish” list. Part of that makes me happy. Part of it makes me stupid sad.
The happy part is that when I sit down to play a game, I am actually immersed in it. I’m not distracted by the newest and shiniest game. I’ve completed more games this year than I probably have over the five years prior…..combined. My Stack of Shame hasn’t really grown all that much this year. Also, my bank account is not looking at me like I just gave it bread and water for food as I was too broke to buy a proper meal.
The sad part is that I miss being wrapped up in all the hype of new games. I like the games, yet I know very little about Syndicate other than you can hit people with canes, or that you rock a dapper looking top hat. While I’m getting Fallout 4, I haven’t really paid much attention to it more than the initial reveal a few months back. I miss it.
Yet, this storm is relentless. Outside of a crazy amount of stupid hype level new games coming out, let’s not forget the madness that is the Steam sales. Some might know that as a time we watch our life savings go out the window $5 at a time. It seems no matter how busy I am, what state I am in, or what family I am visiting, I ALWAYS find time to login to Steam and spend money. Friggin deals!
In all of this rambling, one thing is very clear. It is a great time to be a gamer. Great games keep coming. New universes are forged in the dark pits of coder hell. New stories come to distract us from the mundane aspects of life. We truly are a lucky bunch!