Well, that was fun. 2017 I mean. Apart from…OK, lets ignore all the bad stuff that happened in the world for now and just think about gaming. I went to see Distant Worlds, bought a console on launch day for the first time and I started a blog. But the year is nearly over now, and all that is left is to wave goodbye to the old and welcome in the new. But what awaits in 2018 for pix1001?
This is the last of these that I’m doing, but there is still another Creative Christmas question after this, so make sure you join Kim from Later Levels , and all the other fantastic bloggers I’ve met this year to see their answers.
So, for the final time in 2017, here is today’s question:
Midnight eventually rolls around, which means it’s now time to pick a New Year gaming resolution to see you through the next 12 months. What’s your choice for 2018?
Ok, so I’m going to attempt to keep it brief today (although will probably fail), because for me this one is straightforward. My New Year gaming resolution is:
To Play More Games
Sound daft? Perhaps, but let me explain. I write a blog about being rubbish at video games (or at least that was the idea, apparently I get easily distracted by Goggles). Sometimes, not being good at something can lead to a sense of failure and result in a tendency to give up easily. In my household, games are an entirely social thing. The only video games I play by myself are mobile games, and occasionally games on the 3DS. All console games are played with me and my partner huddled around the TV, one of us with the controller in hand and the other shouting out strategic tips and navigating.
The year started well as I got sucked into Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, playing it at every available moment, but towards the end of the year, for whatever reason, I’ve found it difficult to go back to some of the games I’ve been playing always preferring to just sit and watch. I started Devil May Cry 3 in (I think) June, I got to a chapter I found particularly difficult, tried it a couple of times and I haven’t picked it up since, flattened by my inability to do it. This would be fine if it was either too hard or that I didn’t like it, but the truth is I do like it, I want to finish it, I just need to take the time to learn how to get past this chapter.
So in 2018 I’m going to pick these games up and finish them, and then I’m going pick up some new games, and I’m going to persist with them. If games were too easy no one would enjoy them, and in 2018 I intend to show a little fortitude, or else I won’t deserve the sense of achievement you get from finishing a great video game, and I won’t be able to brag about it here to you lot.
It’s been fantastic to join the ‘blogosphere’ in 2017, and I’m really keen to see what 2018 has in store in gaming and in this wonderful blogging community! As always, thanks for reading, and have an excellent New Year.