A good sign that I am having trouble writing the intro to these posts is when I seriously consider commenting on the weather here. I don’t really feel like doing that so let’s just pretend I wrote something relevant to the month of September here and skip straight to the content, ok?
This has been another month where I played way less than I wanted to due to my mood just being… low, so to speak.
Seriously, brain, what is up with you? We should have been back to normal last month! Why are you still like this?
Random crazy talk aside, I did manage to make a bit of progress in a couple of the games I wanted to play. Not much progress but still better than nothing. Hopefully this month should be a bit better.
But that is enough rambling about that. Here is what I’ve played last month.
If in June most of my gaming time was spent modding Skyrim Special Edition then in July most of it was spent testing said mods. I also got a bunch of achievements for the game while at that which was another thing I wanted to do.
Surprisingly enough the game is pretty stable despite the number of mods I have (235, discounting textures and other mods that don’t use an ESP/ESM file). I had only about two or three crashes in all the hours I spent with the game this month which is pretty low for me when it comes to a modded Bethesda game.
Still there were a lot of other games I wish I could have played more in July and this month I will try to be better at it.
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:
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.
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!
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.
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:
A while ago I found this thread on the Fate Grand Order forums at Gamepress. It is pretty much what it says on the title, a thread where people can talk how they got their first 5 stars servant in the game and how it has been since then.
Since it is an interesting thread, I thought I’d copy my post there over here. Enjoy!
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!