I don’t even want to admit to how many point and click adventure games are sitting, never touched, in my library. Still, I just picked up Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments a couple weeks ago at an absurdly deep discount with the intent of playing it during December. After all, who doesn’t love curling up with a good mystery when it’s cold and blustery outside?
I’m not going to pre-select any alternate or additional games fitting the theme this month, but I am not short of options, including most of the other Sherlock Holmes titles. I’ve also been itching to dive back into The Council, and I’m pretty sure that’d fall under the umbrella of this theme.
I’ve left my choice for subscription game service as To Be Determined for December, and I’m likely not going to use one this month. There are still several games on XBox Game Pass I’d like to try, but I also know that even this year, there’s likely to be a lot going on in December, and besides, Shadowlands is still very fresh and I’m likely to spend a lot of time there.
I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to already being a bit concerned about the longevity of the initial Shadowlands content for someone who tends to avoid doing dungeons and raids – at least while they’re current content. However, I’ve decided to renew my sub in December and see how long I stay engaged. If I lose interest in the new stuff, there’s a lot of old stuff I still want to dabble in, as my play has been pretty sporadic going back as far as Warlords of Draenor.
I mean, I’m getting awfully close to 20,000 achievement points, so that’s definitely a thing I want to spend some time filling out. In the short term, I’d like to get a total of four characters to level 60 and keep up with progressing them each through their covenants, but I don’t expect to do much in the way of the gear grind for most of my alts.
Play to Satisfaction
For me, saying “Play to Satisfaction” gives me explicit permission to drop a game that’s not working for me, but also to grind away for nerd points if I’m really loving something. I’m trying to make it a policy for myself that I will always play to satisfaction – no more, no less.
I still have a few outstanding game-related stuff I’d like to finish up over the next few weeks, but there’s plenty of stuff I haven’t already talked about I’d like to add onto my plate this month.
I don’t know that I want to put much of anything else on my plate this month, but it’s my turn again in our Long Live the Queen game in Civilization 6, so I should be posting about that before the week is out.
But I feel like it’s almost traditional to drop a few titles here that I probably won’t touch. I did recently download King’s Bounty: The Legend after reading that it was reminiscent of the Heroes of Might & Magic games. I also just picked up Megaquarium and Cattails during the Steam Autumn Sale, and I really did love the demo of Crying Suns which was in the most recent Humble Monthly. Maybe I’ll fire up one of those before the end of 2020.