Sorry, I'm Just Not Going To Be Able To Play _______
Generational changeover tends to have casualties.
Whether you have already jumped off the PS3 ship and boarded the PS4, plan to do so soon, or have a backlog that will keep you busy for a year yet, chances are not every game you have interest in will make the cut in your schedule.
This hobby can be expensive for your wallet and your time budget. Even with some of the recent outstanding deals surrounding the holidays there is always a time crunch to consider along with cost. Sure, maybe you could get that Skyrim Legendary Edition for a great price but do you really have the dozens and dozens if not hundreds of hours it will take to fully enjoy the experience?
And then there are the review scores which prevented us from jumping into the mix early on. Perhaps your expectations for Remember Me were not quite met by those 7s and so you back-burnered it and it never gained traction again in your mind. Maybe your love of Heavy Rain was not enough to overcome the mixed reviews for Beyond: Two Souls.
Whatever the reason, these are the games you regret you simply will not have time for. Now it's all about inFamous: Second Son, The Order 1886, the upcoming Uncharted title, or whatever else has you saving your holiday dollars.
I've had the privilege to play a lot of games this generation and what's happened to me is that I simply won't have time to finish many of the games I already own. Kingdoms of Amalur and Dragon's Dogma are some solid RPGs but I can't see myself ever finishing them. Far Cry 3 and Rage are quite compelling open world shooters, and yet I can't imagine engaging them enough spend my weekends inching toward the finish line in either one. My interest in the Grand Theft Auto world has taken a dive off a cliff and so I didn't even purchase that one; I'm sure part V is fantastic but again that's a massive world that I'm not ready to get involved in once the PS4 is on my shelf. Likewise for Saint's Row IV. Those super powers look fun, but inFamous is where my sandbox mind is right now, and there's just no way I could focus on anything last gen in that genre at this point.
Not everything gets shut out of course, I'll still play the great JRPGs that are coming because to me the generational divide doesn't matter in those cases but not all games are created equal. I'm sure the rest of you have some gaming casualties to report. Which ones do you regret to report you will not be able to get or finish?
12/6/2013 10:12:32 AM David D. Nelson