If our backlogs and entertainment system shelves are any testament at all, they are proofs of the fact that there are way too many games to play and not enough time in four-dimensional existence to play them. I’m trying to make it through a little more than a dozen games right now, because I can’t commit to one at the moment, and there are still tons of others out there. Whole franchises I’ve never touched. “Time waits for no man” or gamer, apparently.
What about you? Today’s question-challenge is…
“What is a Game You Always Wanted to Play but Never Got To?“
The Timely Mage
There’s actually quite a few, some of which are blasphemous that I haven’t played them yet. Some of them are Metroid, Mega Man, Ni No Kuni, Persona, Civilization, Mass Effect, Fire Emblem, Odin Sphere, Star Ocean, Portal, Xenogears, Ico and Legend of Zelda (Wind Waker and Twilight Princess). Granted I may have played a little Mega Man when I was little but otherwise I haven’t played any games in any of those series (except the Xeno and Ico series). If I were to pick one I’d actually have to say Ico because I loved the aesthetic in Shadow of the Colossus and the overall tone whereas for most of the others I’m generally interested in the experience only so I know what others are talking about.
The Black Humor Mage
I’ve always wanted to play System Shock 1 and 2, but I never got to. I was never much of a PC gamer growing up, and I’m still not now. There’s a few old PC titles from the late 80’s and 90’s such as Half-Life, Snatcher, and System Shock that I never got to play. I would play them now, but I really don’t like playing on my computer screen or keyboard. If I ever do end up playing them I would have to look for a used copy on Ebay or download them off of Steam. I guess I’m too much of a console fanboy to go through that laborious process.
The Rage Mage
I’ve always wanted to play Make My Video feat. Marky Mark and The Funkey Bunch since I heard it was a form of ritual masochism. And it confirms everything I already know about Sega. Yay, confirmation bias!
The Green Screen Mage
Bioshock. I really wanted to play it when it first came out. My dad got it and my brother and him beat it. Then he sold it. I was just like, really?? Alright, that’s cool. Cool, cool, cool. I’m not mad. I can probably just go out and buy it now for myself. Might have to do that.
The White Out Mage
A game I always wanted to play is New Super Mario Bros. Wii. I like that it’s a side-scroller. And my hubby just told me he owns it! I got my wish.
The Well-Red Mage
There are a few entries in my favorite franchises I’ve never gotten to play: The Legend of Zelda, Mega Man, and even Final Fantasy. I’d really like to play the Bioshock franchise since I never got around to them but particularly, right now, someone green and into special FX lent me a copy of Portal 2 and I’d really like to play the first Portal well… first. Once I get a hold on that one and complete it, then I feel I can tackle Portal 2. My impression of the two Portals is that they’re smart and clever games, and come recommended.