So I’ve got a problem. Or maybe not. It really depends on how you look at it. Let me start again:
I’ve got a situation. See, I love video games. I’m one of those crazy mouth-frothing nuts who thinks that video games are art and I take that art very seriously. As a serious consumer of said art, I’m hampered primarily by the fact that I’m perpetually short on free time. In a video-game-intense week, I’ll get in about 8 hours of playing, mostly on the weekend. Now the problem I’ve encountered is that games I want to play get released at the rate of about one or two a week most of the year. This leads to problem wherein I have more games that I want to play than I ever possibly could.
On the upside, this means that I will always have something to play when I have the free time. On the downside, it means that I’m in a perpetual state of gaming triage, wherein I have to allocate limited resources to only those games that will best benefit from my attention. Most recently this has meant my stop in at Game Stop to grab Fallout 3 and Fable 2. Unfortunately, it also meant my having to pass up Far Cry 2 and will probably mean that I’ll be well-delaying Gears of War 2. (Huh, it just occurred to me how many of my currently-coveted titles are in existing frachises. Interesting, that.)
Maybe I shouldn’t complain, but it feels a bit Sisyphusean to go to the game store every month, see 5 games I want and only take home 2.