The same procedure than every year. It’s November, a new Call of Duty gets released, I buy it. It’s like having a favorite game, and in each year a new version is produced of it. Because that is it, a new Version. Everything is the same, the gameplay, the rules, the controls, even the graphics, just the setting changes. Is a changed setting worth sixty bucks?
I wouldn’t say so. It’s just, I mean, I have been addicted to this game in earlier years. Although I don’t even have time anymore to play it that often, I want to have it. It has done something with me, or in my head, that repeats the habit to buy it every single year. My real life setting is independent from this habit, if I have time or not, it doesn’t matter. I still want it. And my friends? They already have it.
So I came back from Alaska, stepping in my dorm, and my roomates were playing Call of Duty: WWII (Activision, 2017), the newest version of the franchise. I would lie if I would say that I wouldn’t have hoped for that. Actually, I wanted to see this. I was excited for this game. Alaska? Far away in my head. What a shame.
I came back and had no time to realize, what I just did. Walking into the nature, purely and vast, and nothing else. I was just on me, alone, thinking about me and life. And then I came back and jumped into my normal day to day life during my semester abroad like nothing special happened. And a new Call of Duty confirmed this, it confirmed a habit, that I have been used to, for many years. Again, what a shame.
Argh. I want to do more out of this situation, I want to achieve more with the thoughts I gained through my Alaskan adventure. But at the same time I want to play this games with my friends. Well, maybe this is a discovery. I don’t want to play it alone. I would not sit down for myself and play it for myself with anyone around. What a difference to my previous adventure, completely alone in the wilderness! And what a confusing discovery…
Lets find out more about this 🙂