You may have noticed (if you’re here, that is) that I haven’t written a stream recap in roughly a month or so. Part of it is because of how much some of the games just shred me, mentally. There are only so many ways you can say that a game is boring/lazy/uninspired. The only time I’ve ever been able to just sit down and pop one out like a slice of bread from a toaster is when I’ve had a really fun time (like the first game for The Mummy) or something of note, even catastrophe, has occurred. The rest just have me hemming and hawing at the keyboard like my brain is constipated. The motivation just isn’t there, and then the logjam of due entries grows and it just…bleh. I’ve got ten plus in the pipe that I “need” to finish, and I still can’t bring myself to say much about friggin’ Dead to Rights II that hasn’t already been said. So, for the foreseeable future, I’m going to forgo running a recap unless it’s something that, like Charles, makes sense to get out of my head.
Obviously, I’m going to continue streaming on Twitch as I’ve gotten to a point where it in of itself is a fun activity for me, so that won’t be going away. I just can’t put a gun to my head and force myself to write a thousand words, three or more times a week, for every game I pop in. Progress is being made elsewhere, additional equipment, events (God I love MUMMY WATCH 2018), and etc. As always, I have a hundred irons in the fire when what the crowd clearly asked for was balloon animals, so what I promise versus what I deliver will likely still continue to have a worse Kill/Death ratio than a COD-playing dog on Wi-Fi. Nevertheless, I promise I will never die.
The best way to articulate how I feel – this is a game that has charm, both in its solid (for the time) audio/visual presentation, and in its complete disregard for you, your life, and whether or not you’re having fun. And somehow it works?
There’s a line, conveniently in the sand, that I dare not cross. My integrity is rock solid, my resolve steel (or was that reserve), my dignity incorruptible. Well, unless I get bored and don’t know what I’m doing.