Well, it’s 2010.
Guess I should baa baa baa along with everyone else and throw down some gaming resolutions. Let’s just go with three for now, but three that are actually obtainable. Everyone wants to complete their entire backlog and finish a game before buying the next one. Try being realistic for a change. Remember 1991’s What About Bob? It’s all about the “baby steps.”
Anyways, here’s my Big Three resolutions for 2010:
1. Finish an evil run on Fable II
Generally, when I get a game that offers moral choices and a good/evil/neutral sort of alignment, I will always play through it first as a good-nature male character. Always. Then the plan is to go back afterwards and experience the world from an evil lady’s view. Not sure what that says about my psyche. But there’s a problem as of late. It’s kind of boring playing Fable II over again as an evil lady…because it’s basically the same game I played as a holier-than-thou hero. You just have horns, and people kick your dog.
2. Unlock the full 1550 Gamerscore on Fallout 3
At the moment, I have 1,170/ 1,550 points (or 54/72 achievements). I’d love to get a full Gamerscore on a game that is not LEGO-based, and since Fallout 3 has no online achievements, this is totally possible. It just requires time and patience because it’ll involved two playthroughs for the evil and neutral achievements. No, I’m not into cheating and saving/reloading to get them at their respective levels. Gotta visit the Pitt, too.
3. Be more open-minded to game genres I’ve historically disliked
This is the doozy of the resolutions. Hardcore shooters, sports, and MMORPGs are often the game genres I’ve sneered at the most. Though the latter two are types I really never play. I’m trying to figure out why I don’t like shooters more…by giving them a chance. Did the demo for Left 4 Dead 2 and mildly enjoyed it. Am playing through BioShock at the moment…though I am dying a lot. Maybe it’s my reflexes or the fact that I’m scared of every sound, no matter how minute, but I’m working on this. Will also have to be more accepting of sequels, even if a lot of them feel more like shoehorning than progression.
And that’s that.
Have you any gaming resolutions for 2010? Please don’t say, “Finish my backlog.”
I want to beat a lot of games this year… not because I’m greedy but because there are just so many games I start and never return to. The last two years I’ve beaten 16 games each year, this year my goal is 20, I think it’s in reach.
I also want to get over my JRPG slump, I’m absolutely sick of the genre but, wait for it, have about five of them in my backlog. Plus Final Fantasy XIII. Bah!
Twenty sounds like a good goal! Did you see on Kotaku where Steven Totilo listed the number of games he played/beat over the year?
I’m probably more in the five to ten frame, alas.
I think he inspired me, since he had almost 50 I believe. But then again, it’s his job to play video games. It’s my job to write software, and then be a dad, and then play video games somewhere in between (read: late at night).