It looks like my New Years Resolution lasted until April. That’s probably the longest I’ve ever kept one anyways. And, to be honest, technically I broke it but I don’t know if I broke it in the spirit of things. I set out a lofty goal to only by a select few games that I was looking forward to in 2020. The problem with that is there are things that I didn’t know about in 2019 or maybe my interests changed a bit. Or maybe I just wanted to lift a self-imposed restriction.
You’re probably wondering what this is all about. I ended up buying 3 games this week, two of which are out of the ordinary for me, all of which are multiplayer. Remember that last paragraph where I said I don’t think I broke the spirit of the resolution? When I made said resolution I had single-player games in mind. I’m making a real effort to go through my backlog. More of a conscious effort anyways. But multiplayer games tend to be on the uncomputable side of things so it’s hard to count them as adding to my backlog. There’s the whole social aspect too. I didn’t just buy the game to play on my own. I specifically bought them to play with my friend group some of which I rarely get to play with.
Yes, I know, I don’t have to justify anything to anyone. Except maybe myself. So without further ado, here are the games I picked up this week.
Pokemon on PC? Yes, please. This is one of those games I didn’t even know existed until a month or two ago. Since then I’ve been hemming and hawing about whether I should get it or not. As a rule, I tend to avoid early access games but the reviews mentioned there were about 30-40 hours worth of gameplay here. What pushed me over the edge was one of my friends picked it up. The possibility of co-op Pokemon was just too good to pass up.
Look, I know, I didn’t expect to buy am early access, survival, shooter that’s difficult just because either. But when two of your friends buy it and say it’s too hard with just two you have to be a good friend and help them out.
Because I didn’t learn my lesson from the last 3 battle royales I’ve played. But this one’s got some PVE mixed in with PVP. It also looks like it’s meant to be played in duos which is the biggest selling point for me. I actually don’t know that much about it but Greg does and wanted to try it out. Since I was buying games anyways I threw it in there.
Out of all of these, I have the highest hopes for TemTem as something I’ll be playing regularly. I think GTFO will be a great game to play with some people I rarely get to play games with. I’m curious about Hunt: Showdown. I have a feeling I’m either going to play it once and never touch it again or have a great game I can play with Greg regularly. We’re playing later today so we’ll see how it goes.
On a side note, I’m downloading Call of Duty Warzone as I write this. Just add that to a list of things I’d never thought I’d say.