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.