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.
Patch 9.1 is finally here! I suppose the reason it feels like it’s been forever is because, well, it’s pretty much been forever, although it’s really only been a little over a couple months since I decided to take a break.
I’ve just barely dipped my toes into the new content, but it looks like even if I only focus on a couple characters, there’ll be enough to keep me interested for a bit. I still have many alts to level, and I’d like to start working on one of those (either the hunter or the priest, most likely) in earnest.
I’m also going to need to get back on my money making game, because I used my very last hoarded token to reup my sub, and token prices have nearly doubled since the last time I was in the market.
I haven’t had a whole lot of success playing JRPGs – for whatever reason, they tend to just not grab me. Which is a shame, because I keep right on buying them, thinking this one will be different. For July, I’m going to dive into Persona 4 Golden to see if this one will actually be different. I have no delusions of actually finishing it during July, but we shall see how far I get.
As per usual, I’ve selected a couple of back-ups – this time, they’re games on the periphery of the JRPG genre, but just outside of it for one reason or another. I have Rune Factory 4 Special for the Switch, and Siralim 3, which I bought forever ago and never actually fired up. While I’m sure genre purists would say that neither of those count, I’m ok with pushing the boundaries a bit for a theme I’m not super comfy with.
I’ve filled out my “try these games out” category back to the 15 – I’m finding that number gives me a good amount of choice during the month without triggering decision paralysis. I’m also considering adding some itch.io games from the two ginormous bundles I picked up, because, I’ll be straight with you – I frequently forget I own those games!
So far, I’m pleased with this small, low-pressure project, even if it’s mainly resulted into me kicking some games into the “not really for me” part of my Steam library.
I am anticipating spending some serious time with a a game that I kickstarted that is supposed to drop its backer build some time in July – Kainga: Seeds of Civilization. I played the demo version for over two hours during Steam Next Fest, and that came with just barely a teaser of content. I’m hoping I find the rest of the beta to be equally engaging. I’m also planning to spend some time with the new city builder / tower defense hybrid Exodus Borealis that I just picked up a few days ago.
Lastly, the Steam Summer Sale is running through July 8th, and I’ve started poking around and building my cart, but I may have finally hit the point where these sales are just not as fun as they once were. I’m still loving doing the Steam Sale Santa thing, but I’ve already gone through and pared down my own wish list quite a bit, at least as far as things that have already been released are concerned. I may actually have hit the point where I have more stuff on there that isn’t out yet than stuff that is. Still, I have my eye on a handful of stuff, but am leaning towards waiting until after the Humble Choice reveal next week to actually purchase things, just in case.