For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been taking part in the Creative Christmas challenge, set by Kim over at the fantastic Later Levels blog. She challenged bloggers to answer a series of questions all relating to Christmas, New Year and gaming, and it’s all been a heap of fun!
Today’s question: Midnight eventually rolls around, which means it’s now time to pick a New Year gaming resolution to see you through the next 12 months. What’s your choice for 2018?
My new year’s gaming resolution is pretty much the same every year, I want to finish more games. I think a lot of gamers suffer from the same cycle I do: initial excitement after purchase, playing the game for several hours, getting over it (or sometimes frustrated) and putting it down in favour of the next purchase (or often in my case, an old favourite. There’s a reason I’ve completed Dragon Age: Origins three times, but have never finished Invisible Inc. It’s that after several hours, I often get sick of sitting there being challenged.
I don’t like easy games, but I don’t like struggling for every new piece of the story either. Ultimately, my perfect game would sit somewhere in between, but there is no such thing as a perfect game (although Mass Effect 2 gets damn close, in my opinion). Instead, what often does it for me are games that make the next bit of story worth fighting for, games that have you in tears, cheering out loud and at the edge of your seat. I’m pretty lucky, they’re coming back into fashion right now, with games like Horizon Zero Dawn, Persona 5, Yakuza 0 and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice all released in the last year. It’s games like that that makes my resolution easier, games that make me what to follow this thing all the way to the end.
Also, I want to do a full mage playthrough of the Dragon Age series, because Alistair.
If you’re interested in looking at the answer to yesterday’s question, have a look here.
If you’re interested in reading everyone else’s answers, try looking over here.