The (very) few people who follow this blog will have noticed that my productivity has been absolutely non-existent of late. When I started this whole “I’m gonna write a blog” thing I said to myself that there is no point doing it if I wasn’t going to post regularly. I never wanted to post for the sake of it (quality outweighs quantity and all that) but I wanted to make sure that I kept content coming.
The problem with this self-imposed set of rules is that the trouble with a gaming blog is that you have to actually play games to have something to write about. Whilst it was never my intention to write about the latest release (can’t afford to for starters and I didn’t want to write about a point in time) I felt I would have to play or replay any game I was planning to write about (I know, makes sense, right?). Trouble is as a father of two gorgeous little time consumers and the holder of one of those pesky job thingys I have a bit of a backlog of games at the moment.
So, now the excuses for writing the sweet sum of bugger all are out of the way, I thought I might let you know what is on my gaming to-do list.
Grand Theft Auto 5: Had it a fair few months now and have played a small chunk of it. Nowhere near finished, however haven’t picked it up in weeks.
Rise of the Tomb Raider: Again, I’ve had this a couple of months and I’ve installed it. Which is a start.
Metal Gear Solid V: See Rise of the Tomb Raider.
F1 2016: I do love a good F1 game and this is that. It also helps that I haven’t played an F1 game since the 2012 version. I’m currently playing one race weekend at a time, normally when my brain is too fried from work/kids/general life stuff to concentrate on anything that resembles a story I have to pay attention to (hence the lack of GTAV). And that’s probably all you will ever hear about it from me. It’s an F1 game, it’s a bloody good one and aside from driving as fast as I can, I don’t have to engage my brain too much.
Fallout 4: Those of you that have read earlier posts know how much I love Fallout 4. I completed the main game way back at the beginning of the year and thought it was amazing. Despite getting season pass back in March when the DLC arrived I haven’t touched it since. Like any addiction, you know if you start again, there is no stopping.
Star Wars Battlefront: Much like F1 2016, this gets an airing for the fact that it’s pick up and play and my brain is not really required. Hadn’t played it for a while but with the Bespin and Death Star DLC I’ve been drawn back to it like a [insert your personal favourite Star Wars reference here].
Halo 5: I bloody love Halo, and despite the campaign not delivering the potential story that the marketing campaign promised, as well as being a bit too light on Master Chief for my liking, I still loved it. Keep meaning to go back and replay it, as well as pump some time into multiplayer which has been neglected mainly because of my friends and I deciding that Battlefront (nowhere near as good a shooter but you get to be a Stormtrooper so who cares) is the online blaster of choice at the moment.
Quantum Break: Probably my game of 2016 so far. Absolutely loved it. Again, I have completed it once but need to go back and replay it, to take the different paths and make different choices. Trouble is, like Halo and Fallout there are other things on the list that are demanding attention.
Dragons Age: Inquisition: Started it, got addicted. Stopped for a bit. Haven’t gone back. Also I’ve forgotten pretty much all of the story since I last played it. Hate it when that happens.
Star Trek Online: It’s Trek so it’s awesome. It’s free so everyone’s a winner. Would love to tell you what it’s like. Not a Scooby.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: Started replaying this for the first time in years a few months back and am about halfway through. Yes, I know its old and I have completed the thing about three times previously but the bloody thing is a masterpiece. Can we have a current gen shiny remake/remaster please? Pretty please? You know, so I can add that to this list…
If ever there is a list of first world problems, then surely this is it. And this list is only going to get longer as Gears of War 4 and Batman: Return to Arkham will be vying for my attention in the next few weeks. To be honest Return to Arkham contains two of my most favourite games ever and Gears of War 4 is well…Gears of War, so they are both going to jump to the top of the pile.
Until then, any suggestions on what to prioritise is greatly appreciated. I might ignore it, but I’ll appreciate it none the less. You never know, with all this lot to get through, I might actually be inspired to write something.