Games I’ve been playing – June 2020

I honestly thought I’d be able to finish at least a couple more games this month. But then I got distracted with modding Skyrim (more about it below) and all my plans went downhill.

Oh well, it wasn’t a bad month for gaming either way. I did make some progress in the games I cared the most and got to play a few others with friends. Plus there was the Steam Games Festival, which albeit short, was a nice way to get introduced to a bunch of great new games too.

With all that said, here are some thoughts on the games I’ve played this month:

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Games I’ve Been Playing – May 2020

May actually felt like a long month. So long that I am almost afraid that I forgot to mention some games I played during this month. Not that it is a big deal but I like the idea of having a record of some sort of what I was playing during the year.

One thing that didn’t happen this month was that I wanted to get back into Final Fantasy XIV and try to at least finish the Shadowbringers storyline and a few other things before canceling my subscription due to the economic crisis here. Unfortunately that didn’t happen as I kept postponing on it as I kept feeling overwhelmed with the thought of everything necessary to do before I could do any of those stuff. Some times taking breaks from a MMO can really suck. :p

In brighter news, I got quite a few things organized both in games and in real life. More in games than in real life but considering how long I’ve been meaning to do this, I will just consider it a win. :p

Anyway, enough rambling, this is what I’ve been to in this month, game-wise.

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Quantic Foundry Gamer Motivation Profile

Last week, Solarayo of Ace Asunder made a post about her Quantic Foundry Gamer Motivation Profile. It is apparently part of one of those tag things that go around in social media. In this one you take the test yourself, post the results, answer some questions about it and tag some other people.

I thought I made a post about it before but looking at my archives it seems I actually made a post about a different test, the BrainHex Test. That post was back in 2011 too! Time sure flies!

Still I am pretty sure I did the Quantic Foundry Gamer Motivation Profile in the past. I guess I only did it for my own amusement and never shared the results anywhere. In any case, let’s do this!

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Games I’ve been playing – April 2020

Despite the Coronapocalypse, or perhaps because of it, April was one of those weird months that felt too long but at the same time too short. The fact that this month had a lot of excellent game releases hasn’t helped either. Seriously, is it too much to ask for at least one year with bad game releases so we can catch our breath and our wallets aren’t being murdered every month?

Even with all that I still end up playing less games than I was hoping for. Granted I did enjoy the games I played but some of the monopolized my gaming time more than I’d like to.

Anyway, enough whining, let’s get this show on the road!

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The Real Neat Versatile Blogger Award

Naithin of Time to Loot just got tagged for two blogger awards by two different people at the same time. Like any mad scientist sensible person caught in a situation like this he decided to merge both of those into one thing: The Real Neat Versatile Blogger Award. And I got the honor to be one of the sacrifices people tagged by it!

Here are the rules:

  1. Thank the person who tagged you for the award.
    (Thank you Naithin~)
  2. Answer the 7 questions set out by your nominator.
  3. Tell everyone 7 things about yourself — you can spread them between answering the questions!
  4. (Optional) Write another 7 questions to ask the people you tag.
  5. (Optional) Tag 7 people to carry forward the Real Neat Versatile Blog Award and answer your questions while revealing 7 facts about themselves. 🙂

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Games I’ve been playing – March 2020

This is one of those months where all my best plans went down the drain for several reasons. The first one being that I just found myself irritated and and tired for no apparent reason since the last week of February. This is something that happens to me from time to time and fortunately it seems to be gone for now.

The other reasons were the games that pretty much took all my free time this month and what little energy I had. I did try to play some other ones but every time I thought about it I just didn’t find myself with the energy, the interest or the time for it. So only four games really occupied my time during this month.

Hopefully April will be better since as my emotions and energy levels aren’t nearly as bad now.

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Games I’ve been playing – February 2020

February certainly felt like a busy month. I think part of it was because of all the Valentine’s events going on in online games. The other part was because despite my best intentions I ended up going into “MUST PLAY ALL THE GAMES!” mode near the end of the month.

That kind of crazy feeling might be settling down though and I might be getting back to a more manageable number of games to play. On the other hand this month has the release of a pretty good DLC for Stellaris and I believe Animal Crossing: New Horizons as well. Maybe even other games I am forgetting about. All of those might throw me into “MUST PLAY ALL THE GAMES!” territory again.

Oh, well. I will worry about that bridge when I have to cross it. For now these are the games I’ve been playing:

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Misremembering games

Alicia looking at the horizon saying "We'll come back home again."

I have a terrible memory for everything. That is a fact that I’ve known for… pretty much my entire life. Even then some times I still get surprised about how what I remember and what is fact ends up being different.

Case in point Valkyria Chronicles. My memories from the first time I played the game I had an easy time with the early missions and could easily get an A or B on them. Now I decided to play the game again, restarting from zero since I could barely remember anything about the gameplay or the story and the results have been pretty different from my memory.

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Backlog love

Earlier today I saw a post by Naithin of Time to Loot about giving some love for the backlog. His post is actually part of a Love your Backlog Week event hosted by Kim of Later Levels. The basic idea of it is to try to change the idea of the backlog from being a pile of shame to something to be celebrated, like a treasure chest.

My feelings towards my backlog isn’t so much shame for its quantity as much as for regret of all the games I started and never finished. Even more so if they are very popular games that everybody and their pet have already played, talked about and moved on. At least with a blog I have the advantage that even if the game is almost as old as the dinosaurs (by internet standards) I have a platform to discuss it. Then if I am really lucky someone might read it and we might have an interesting discussion about it.

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Games I’ve been playing – January 2020

January has been one of those weird months where it felt too short and yet very long too. I don’t even know how to explain this phenomenon. All I know is there was a bunch of things I wanted to do but didn’t either because I got sick or the weather wasn’t collaborating. Or both.

This also end up happening to games but at least in this case there was only one culprit: Monster Hunter World. Seriously this is one of those games that seem to distort time: you go for just one hunt and next thing you know it is almost midnight and you need to go to bed.

Somehow I did manage to get to play other games too! They were mostly before I got sucked back into Monster Hunter World, but still, they are something else that I can talk about!

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