I desperately need to find a game to love, instead of the “meh, it’s okay” reaction everything seems to be getting from me at the moment.
A million years after everybody else, I’ve just started The Witcher III. It’s got janky combat, a lighting engine that makes it look like an excellent HD remaster of a PS3 game (I’m playing on PS4), and it seems to expect me to have hours to pour into it at a time. I want to like it - I do like it - but I am not in the right place for it right now.
I’m at the point in Ratchet & Clank where I’m ready for it to be over. This is partly my own fault, as I’ve gone back to rinse all of the earlier planets as I’ve gone along, which has dragged the length out just too long. It looks amazing and the moment-to-moment platforming and shooting is sillky smooth, but I’m starting to feel the slog.
I also jumped, briefly, into both Destiny and The Division for a few minutes each, which has only underlined how much I’m not the target market for those games and the sooner I realise this and stop buying them the better. The Division in particular is almost stunning in it’s grey okay-ness; it’s in desperate need of an overhaul to make it interesting again for lone players (especially since their own released stats indicate that over half of the player base solos the game).