I've had a Klyde-style revelation that I cannot bother putting a lot of effort into playing through games anymore unless I'm *REALLY* invested in them. This has led me to another revelation that I don't really care about finishing games, either (again, unless I'm really invested in them)
There are a few games that I own the sequels to that I haven't touched, and I obviously want to finish those, but for the most part I'm okay that I probably won't be updating here much. And that's not supposed to be some kind of elegant declaration, it's just that this thread seemed like a more apt place to share these thoughts than the game journal.
I know this statement was made back in August but I am just seeing it now and am touched. Something comforting, and accurate, about associating internal-game-related awareness with me. I do spend far too much time philosophizing over games, what they mean to me and how I play them. The pay off is the layers of meaning they take on for me. The way I play evolves and acts a thermometer of personal growth, or so I like to believe. Even if this is completely false I really don't care because at the end of the day it creates a greater emotional investment in the hobby and in turn the enjoyment derived.
Declarations of said awareness are important to me as well. Stating things lends to them some "concrete" if you will. A sense of accountability and truth to a statement only exists for some things once they are penned for me. A thought or opinion, in regards to gaming, remains formless and mutable so long as it stays confined to my (fickle) imagination.
God I make no sense some times. Oh well, now that the philosophizing is over onto the list.
1.Mario 3d World
2.Tales of Vesperia
5.Child of Light
6.Atelier Escha and Logy
11.Breath of Fire 4
12.Dragons Crown (again)
13.Tales of Xillia 2
16. All Zombies Must Die
17. Lost Odyssey
18.Diablo Reaper of Souls
20.Senran Kagura Versus
And I think that about covers it. Truth be told, I'm still aiming to finish Borderlands 2 by the end of the year. Highly doubt its gonna happen but it is good to have goals :)
The volume of games is pretty weak for me this year, but I feel like I got more quality time in with a few. The commitment I gave to Tales of Xillia 2 this year was sort of stupid to be honest. Well of 150 hours in that one alone.