In the summertime…

Well it looks like summer finally started last week! I was going to make a post about the awful weather and suggest some games to kill the dark times. Instead I’ll give you a status update and you can find the upcoming games to check near the end of the post.

First I would like to tell you that I finally finished the first book of Game of Thrones! It was 780 pages and it took me alot of time but it was entirely worth it! The end was even better than on tv which made me start in the second book right away (in which I’m already past page 100 even!). I figured I always need some time to get ‘into’ a story, but once I’m there it goes fast to read! Conclusion: the book is even better than the series and I’d recommend it to you all! Even if you’ve seen the series, there’s a lot of background information you miss out on if you just watch the series.

Then there was this horrible thing called ‘Steam Summersale’ last week! I say horrible because in fact I love it but it’s so tempting to buy games you don’t need at -75%. I bought a few and realised I had the same problem as after the Steam Christmas sale at the start of the year. Too many games to play and too little time!

I hadn’t even finished all the games I bought during the last sale yet. I decided not to let myself be bothered by it so I started playing a game. After half an hour I wanted to play one of the other games, and 15 mins later yet another game. To cut to the chase, I played every game for a few minutes and couldn’t focus on any of them. So I decided to make a list of the games I still had to play and finish them in that order without bothering about which other games I still need to play!

So here it is:

  1. Mass Effect 3 (I had only played the Multiplayer since I bought it in April)
  2. Divine Divinity (yeah I bought that too !)
  3. Divinity II (was a flash deal, only lasted a few hours)
  4. The Witcher 2
  5. Bioshock
  6. Bioshock 2
  7. Bastion
  8. Dear Esther
  9. Batman: Arkham City
  10. Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War II

As of now, only the first 4 are set in stone, depending on my mood the order of the following ones can change!

As if that’s not enough yet there are also these strategy games I need to play inbetween, which I can’t “finish” because there’s no campaign or anything like that.

  • Civilization V: Gods & Kings
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Total War: SHOGUN 2

I hear you thinking “He’s got a lot of work to do” and I agree! Meanwhile I need to read, ride & write and then there’s this thing called “work” too.

As if that’s not enough, there are some upcoming titles I wouldn’t want to miss either…

I’m hoping that’s about it… Are you facing the same kind of luxury problems? What would you do in my place?

  • Roy

    Oh, my sweet summer child! What do you know about games? Gaming is
    for the winter, when the snows fall a hundred feet deep; gaming is for
    the Long Night, when the sun hides for years and children are born and
    live and die all in darkness. That is the time for games, my little Lord.

    • ForEach

      Haven’t you heard? Winter is coming…

  • Dennis

    I’ve bought Europa Universalis 3 chronicles during the steam summer sale. An extremely complex strategy game. Kind of like civ. I’ve played 5 games so far and the time i survive against the AI is increasing each time 😛

    The witcher 2 is a great game by the way. At the start quite hard to master but once u get the hang of it its alot of fun.

    • ForEach

      I played The Witcher 2 already until the first big boss (with the tentacles). Then Skyrim came out and I stopped playing. It was a borrowed copy so now that I have it myself I will try to finish it! :)

      And yeah I heard about Europa Universalis! I made a choice between that & Crusader Knights and went for the intrigue aspect of Crusader Knights :) btw if you like those kinda games, Shogun 2: Total War’s campaign mode is similar gameplay to Civ too! :)

  • ForEach

    btw last night I saw that Dark Souls was coming to PC as well… interesting