I'm enamored by the Gears of War ad that has been playing on TV. Wonderful song choice. Despite the fact that I know it's just marketing playing its game, I want Gears of War much more now than I did before. Marketing 1, Wedgie 0.
I didn't quite realize this, but two of the games on my list release this week; Gears of War and Viva Pinata. Given that the others on my list have already released, I believe these will be the last purchase I make before Christmas (my Wii is already paid for).
I've completed Sam and Max Culture Shock - very short, but given that I only spent roughly $6 on it (when you factor in the other episodes that I will inevitably get), I'd say that it was well worth the price of admission. I urge everyone to at least give the demo a try. What do you have to lose?
I spent a good deal of time with BF2142 this weekend - I was a little annoyed that practically all the items in the game were locked away, but now that I have my trusty defibrillator I feel much better. It's getting better, but I still don't like the standard assault class weapon.
This entry won't feel quite complete without at least mentioning FF12. I've been playing it a bit, though singleplayer games have a much harder time holding my attention now (Sam and Max did... but just barely). For some reason I keep falling asleep while playing the game. Now - I am a champion at just nodding off randomly (watching tv, watching movies, and yes, also many many other games), so I don't chalk it up to the game itself, but rather the pace of the game and the fact that I always play at night. Thus far, I'm somewhat interested in the game... but unfortunately I know that it's going to fall to the back burner this week until probably Christmas, when I can devote some serious hours to it. Multiplayer games almost always take a precedence for me, and with both Gears of War and Viva Pinata (which isn't technically multiplayer, but I'm anticipating spending a lot of time so that I can trade pinatas with people) poor FF12 will just have to wait.
January is fast approaching, and I remember making a vow last January to start finishing the games that I've started. While I don't think I've done nearly as well as I would have hoped, I've definitely completed more stuff this year than I usually do. At the very least, I haven't started a whole bunch of new things and just left them halfway through.
This time of the year is usually quite crazy for gaming, but I have remained eerily calm. Maybe it's due to my attempts at minimalism?