The “Winter Doldrums”
Rowan’s right, of course, but I hate myself for it. I really don’t know what it is that has made me so blasé recently. Of course, this isn’t the first time. I am, perhaps ironically, getting tired of writing about being tired of such a wonderful variety of games. I look at what I’ve been playing, and the concepts, the art, the execution – they’re all beautiful, ingenious, and engaging.
Except, you know, they aren’t. Not to me, recently, at any rate.
I mentioned before that I bought my wife a copy of the game Brothers. Everyone was raving about it. She liked Zelda as a kid, enjoys deep, emotional stories, and doesn’t like a lot of violence, so I thought Brothers would be perfect. It wasn’t. It was the opposite of perfect. I sort of feel the same about my game choices for myself.
Somehow, I’m just not recently in tune with gaming. I can’t seem to get engaged with any game. Seriously, look at this list of just my “favorites” in my Steam library. This is completely unaltered or edited:
Far Cry 3
Legend of Dungeon
Orcs Must Die! 2
To the Moon
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Shouldn’t that be enough? I mean there’s some real gems there. On top of that, I’ve got WoW, Neverwinter, M:tGO, The Secret World, Guild Wars 2, and the Wildstar beta all updated and ready to play. Surely at least one of those should grab me?
Instead, I find myself watching a lot of T.V. I’m not a huge fan of T.V., mind you, but it’s just what I’ve been doing. I’m not tired or anything that’d make we want to lay around, I’ve just been watching it preferentially over playing any of those games.
So I don’t know. Maybe it is just the winter doldrums, but I’m just not being grabbed by much at the moment. Anyone else feeling the same? Or have some secret awesomesauce to offer?
Stubborn (and blasé)