It’s been a while since I’ve talked about what’s on my currently playing list. My how things have changed in a few months time. I’m playing some old, playing some new, and make the most (?) of unemployment.
No matter who you talk to lately it’s just “Destiny! Destiny Destiny Destinnyyyy! Destiny? Destiny!”
OK maybe my conversations don’t really sound like that. Or if they do, I might wanna get my head checked.
Point is, everyone is talking about it and it makes sense. I mean, it’s an FPS meets MMO by Bungie and has been hyped up all year. I got on the hype train, choo choo!, and pre-ordered the game some time ago so I’ve been rocking it since day 1. My views on it are mixed.
Right now my gaming is being torn between my PS4 and my Steam account. The Steam sale happens again and it’s dangerous. Because of it, I’m still trucking through Watch Dogs even though I bought it day 1. I’m probably a handful of missions away from the end, I’ve completed a few side missions and I’m still having fun causing random car crashes by hacking traffic lights. I’m a douchebag in that game.
A lot of people have felt the game did not live up to the hype. I’ll say this; no, the graphics are not quite as beautiful as they seemed when shown at E3 last year. That’s a disappointment to most, even those who don’t focus too highly on aesthetics. Second, yes, it’s sort of like GTA with hacking but there’s nothing inherently wrong with that because look at how great the GTA games are. It doesn’t take away from the fun, nor the really great way hacking is implemented. I thought I’d get tired of hacking fuses to explode at the perfect time to take out a couple of gang members at once, but nope. Still great, even 20+ hours in.
Oh Steam, every year you knock your games down to ridiculously low prices and every year my wallet cringes just a little bit more. But I can’t help myself! This summer sale, dubbed the “Summer Getaway Sale” has already stolen some cash right out from under me, but for good reason.
I feel like lately I’ve been on a downward slump with games. After Bioshock: Infinite (yes, I keep bringing that game up because it’s GREAT!) I haven’t found many new releases that have caught my eye. Besides, we’re in that weird downtime between new generations and while I anxiously await my Playstation 4 pre-order, I need something to play in the in-between, or my life just doesn’t feel complete.