Slow Week But a Fun one

I spent this week going back and playing some games that I hadn’t picked up in a while. I started by playing Dreadnought, which I found was pretty slow after the fast paced games I have been playing recently. I still like the game play and found the game fun and entertaining.

Playing games this week definitely felt like a school assignment as I didn’t really have a lot of free time and had to make sure I got in a few hours for this post.  I definitely see that gaming effects my mood in a good way when I have weeks like this. I would turn my PS4 on feeling as though this was a chore and find an hour or so later that I was enjoying myself and more immersed in the gaming experience.

With all that we have been reading I have been trying not to let it effect my gaming experience by thinking about it differently. I have always enjoyed video games because they allow me to relax or escape whatever I am doing at the moment to enter a new area of consciousness and focus on something else.  I feel as though if I begin to put too much thought into how video games make me feel then I might lose some of the beneficial effects.

After playing Dreadnought I ,deleted Uncharted the Lost Legacy off of my PS4 because there was no way I was going to start playing it again, and played more Wolfenstien. This game is great. I dont think I can ever be in a bad mood again while this game is fresh in my mind. I definitely turn to gaming when times are rough and this one is a great pick me up. Some people use movies, some drink tea but I say mowing down countless enemies with dual wield assault weapons is the way to cheer yourself up. Rock and Roll.

The week seemed long. Maybe it was the lack of class on Monday or the wicked work weekend, either way I am happy it is Monday night and I get to go back to class tomorrow. Having too much free time on my hands is always a burden and I am upset that I didn’t have enough to play more games this week. Next weekend  I have nothing going on so it should be a good one to reflect on my courses and procrastinate with a few solid days of gaming.

 

Awesome Week with new game

I am just writing the one post this week as it will pertain to the whole weeks worth of gaming. Mostly when I get into a specific game and only play that game for the week it is hard for me to separate sessions in my mind. I will occasionally make note of certain things that stand out for me but that did not happen this week. I downloaded the new Wolfenstein Game; Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

This game is awesome. I have been a fan of the series since I first played the earlier games and the new installment in the series does not disappoint. The game play is very similar to the last game which allowed me to immediately jump back into the story line. The premise of the game is similar and takes place immediately after the last installment. Fighting and killing Nazis on American soil cant help but seem somewhat political in today’s society and it works well for the game. I am sure there will be people out there that consider it a bit on the nose but I really enjoy it.

I have been playing this game for a number of days now and I feel as though it can hold my interest for as long as it needs to. The story line is entertaining and the game play is fun. I find the premise super interesting. As someone that loves history it is always entertaining to think about what could have happened. Walking in the shoes of a bad ass Nazi hunter is not an experience I will ever turn down and I think the studio and creators of this game have made the whole experience awesome.