What I’m Playing vs. What I want to be Playing
There are only so many hours in a day, and out of those hours only so many of them can be dedicated to gaming. A lot of my gaming decisions are based on my mood at the time, what is going on around me, and how much time I have. My two constants at the moment are World of Warcraft, and Wurm Online. Each game is drastically different from the other and they both provide me with a completely different gaming experience. Chances are if I don’t have a lot of time to play I will be in one or the other of these games because that’s where I want to spend the majority of my time.
Then there are a bunch of steam games that I was gifted and I picked up over the holidays and while I have managed to delve into a handful of them, there are even more that I haven’t had a chance to get into yet. Thus the list of games I AM playing, and the list of games I want to be playing when I have the time and am not otherwise preoccupied with the games that I am currently playing. Does that make any sense at all? Hopefully it does. What games are on the list of games I want to be playing?
Starbound – I keep wanting to play this game BUT because it’s in beta they’ve been doing a lot of wipes and the one coming up is a complete universe wipe. These don’t bug me they just prevent me from getting too invested in a character. I’m very glad I picked it up and I really enjoyed playing the small portion I played but if I’m just going to lose my character I don’t want to dedicate a lot of time to it. Yet.
Craft the World – I have absolutely no good reason for not playing this game yet except that I don’t have unlimited time and like I said above if I have limited time I tend to naturally gravitate towards my ‘main’ games. The game is also in beta, in fact most of the games on my steam list these days are in beta.
Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons – The reason I haven’t played this yet is easy. Lazy. It requires a controller and that’s a lot of work for me to get started on a game when I just want to play for 30 minutes or so when I have a bit of time. Again that gravitational pull towards my ‘usual’ games normally wins out. This game really looks neat though and I’m interested to see how I do at controlling two characters at once.
Castle Story – Problem is, this game is also in beta and there’s very little content at the moment. There’s a LOT of potential here, but they have a long way to go. I want to play it but in the case of this one game I think it’s actually the game that’s preventing me from playing more of it and not because I don’t have the time. There’s not a heck of a lot to do. Yet.
I have more games on my “I would really like to play but just don’t have the time” list than I know what to do with. Games like Reus, Spore, and Botanicula but they don’t call to me quite as much as the games listed above do. Honestly, I just need more hours in the day. How about it?
As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!