Thursday, June 3, 2010

Foot Dragging

Heavy Rain is still sitting on my PS3, unplayed. I find myself wanting the conditions to be right; like wanting to write a well thought-out email to a friend instead of a quick thoughtless one and never quite finding the time for it.

Also hanging around is Monster Hunter Tri, which I've played off and on. It seems like the game requires patience, though, and with the pile of games getting higher, I don't feel like I have that kind of time for it. Is it really too much to ask that my core tasks be more fun? Skin, skin, pick, pick, fish, fish. How is it that WoW kept me going for 2.5 years on this same paradigm? Maybe because I can be doing plenty of other things at the same time. MHT's lock-you-into-a-quest format might be more difficult to slog through, but I really haven't put the time in to fairly say.

Before it slips off the radar, I wanted to try the new Splinter Cell co-op to see what that experience is like, but I need a buddy.

And of course, Red Dead Redemption feels like an attention whore right now, and it'll get it in due time, but I'm pre-wary of it, because sandbox games and I don't usually get along that well; a personal preference problem that may or may not play out when I dive into it later.

Regardless, a post with more substance is incoming.


  1. PLAY HEAVY RAIN NOW! :) :) :)

  2. I'll plug it in this weekend. Jen's going out of town for a few days, and "getting the right mood" will be easier to do alone.

  3. I think it's one of those love-it-or-hate-it games, but even if you end up hating it I still think the experience should be interesting to you from a designer's perspective since it is so different from the norm. And it is definitely a game to play by yourself in the right mood.