You ever have one of those periods where the entertainment scales tip from “nothing to play” to “in my groove” to “holy crap I want to play everything right now?” The latter is me at the moment. There’s just so much that’s interesting me right now to where I’m almost paralyzed with indecision.
Lord of the Rings Online has captivated me with the fun that is my Lore-master. It’s been a while since I last played her, and after getting reacquainted, it all came back to me in a flash. The pets, the crowd control, the bizarre dual wielding. The fact that she’s my first character who’s going through the newly streamlined Moria adds to the compulsion. So far I’m really liking the quest flow and progression, although I am resigned to the fact that I’ll have to put her back on hold when Helm’s Deep comes out next month.
Then there’s Fallen Earth, which has quickly gone from a little experiment to see if I still have feelings for the game to a full-on obsession. I really missed the crafting and the world, and even though everything in the game moves at a snail’s pace in the beginning, I keep wanting to log in and spend another half hour here and there. I finally found a clan to join, which was more of an issue that it seems to be in other MMOs. I just never see clans recruiting in the chat channels, and someone told me that they’re very insular and elitist now. Fortunately, I think I fell in with some good folk who made a point of saying that they’re about supporting each other and putting on fun group activities.
Guild Wars 2 just dropped its Halloween patch, so that’s another big attraction. I got some time in with it last night, did the new opening quest, and joined up with the massive zerg in the labyrinth for a kill-fest. Man, that brings back memories of last year and it was quite relaxing to just go with the flow and enjoy the scenery.
I couldn’t wait for the tablet version, and so I picked up The Wolf Among Us last night. Telltale Games has become one of my favorite studios after putting out The Walking Dead and Back to the Future: The Game, and I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed with this. It’s an adventure game based on the Fables comics, and boy is it one of the best-looking games I’ve seen. I love the comic-style art design and color choices, and the return of tough decisions that must be made quickly is welcome. Only the first episode is out so far, so I should pace myself… but I probably won’t.
I’m also squeezing in Hearthstone matches here and there, trying to stay on top of my dailies for that precious, precious gold.
And if The Secret World drops its Issue 8 soon? I’m going to be in serious trouble. Thank goodness WildStar isn’t coming out this year. I’d have to give up sleep.