It may be showing through the lack of posts and uninspired content from me, but lately I have been in a gaming funk. The avatar is willing, but the brain is tired.
So I came up with a little gaming experiment: I decided to play a little bit of every game I currently have in my 360 library (I would love to add a bunch of my new games, but IGN’s Collection Lists aren’t working). I’m ashamed to admit I actually own multiple games that, up until this past weekend, I hadn’t even played. Ever.
Having finished Splinter Cell: Conviction, I wanted to hold an audition to see what game grabbed my attention. What would I play next? Yes, I am very close to finishing Mass Effect 2, and I will be finishing that, but I also want to get back to some other games I had previously started. Or maybe find a hidden gem I hadn’t started yet.
I noticed that after I had made it through the stack that three or four games rose to the top. First and foremost, I couldn’t stop thinking of how much I wanted to get back to playing Borderlands. I don’t know if it was the little numbers bouncing out of the bad guys as I shot them in the face or if it was the never-ending lootfest, but I want to play it and never stop. The other game I wanted to play more of was the Mercenaries side-game (it doesn’t feel right to call it a mini-game) of Resident Evil 5. I am an unabashed Mercenaries lover.
Of the games I hadn’t previously played, I was most taken in by Half Life 2 (of the Orange Box) and Dead Space. It’s a shame it’s taken me this long actually get around to these games, they both seem like they are going to be fun. I was even surprised to find a lot of people playing Team Fortress 2 on the 360, as I previously thought it was dead there.
I know there are a lot of new games I could be playing right now, including crowd favorite Red Dead Redemption. And I will make my way through that game. Plus, there are a few games in the near future I’ll be sinking my teeth into. But for now, I’ve got quite the collection sitting in front of me, waiting to be played.