So many games, too little time

I suppose that this post has as much to do about money as it does about there being loads of games out there, but not having enough time to play them!  Anyhow, I might as well recount from the beginning.  I got my PS3 for Christmas 2007 and played on Assassin’s Creed.  A lot.  My brother and I then got some extra games as well to be playing through, such as Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, The Orange Box, Resistance: Fall of Man and Colin McRae: DiRT.  Quite enough to be getting through, don’t you think?

I think I had finished Assassin’s Creed (or there about) a few weeks after Christmas as I had to go back to Uni for exams in January.  Between January and Easter 2008 I got hooked on Uncharted and played it as much as I could each weekend I was back home… every 4 weeks!  I then finally completed it at Easter.  Over Easter I got stuck into Resistance, DiRT, and the Orange Box.  I’ve still yet to complete either DiRT or Resistance!  Anyhow, I decided to attack the Orange Box over Easter and over the following months got a fair amount of it completed.  I then came to the end of my journey with the last bit of Half-Life 2: Episode 2 to finish and Portal.  By mid-May The Orange Box was completed.

Don’t even mention Grand Theft Auto IV; I just haven’t had time to go on it or been particularly bothered with playing it.  It’s not going anywhere, so I’ll get back to it at some point.  Since being home for the Summer, Race Driver: GRID has been out and I love it.  I have still got way over 3/4 of the game left to finish!  Other times, I’ve fired up GRID and decided to play online for a good hour or two.  Recently released is Metal Gear Solid 4, but there’s no way I can afford it, let alone have time to play it!

Assassin's Creed

I suppose this little story of my PS3 game playing journey might be a bit boring, but I’ve been trying to describe the plight of a gamer more often than not, not being able to play any games!  As a student I don’t have that much money to start shelling out on £40 and £50 games, and my PS3 is left at home whilst I’m away at Uni.  I can however appreciate people who have full time jobs as both this year and last year during the Summer, I have worked 40 hour weeks and you don’t necessarily feel like gaming after a particularly rough day.

Really, this post has become a kind of message to all those kids with a 40-strong PS3 (or Xbox 360, why not?) games collection who play every night and complete one game a week.  Which is ridiculous.  So my message is, erm get your homework done(?!) and gaming will have to take a back-seat in your life in future, so enjoy it while it lasts.

If anyone is wondering what on earth has being going on in this post, then you are not alone.  I, myself am not really sure either.  I’ve kind of gone off-tangent and started to rant a bit, but I’ve covered everything I’ve wanted to say, so I’ll leave it at that.  Comments, as always are most welcome.

5 thoughts on “So many games, too little time”

  1. Gaming in college was great! Just wait til you get married, and then have a kid! I have one on the way, and my amount of gaming is declining directly in proportion with how close we get to his birth. This coming from an Xbox 360 gamer, I feel you! 🙂

  2. Haha, cheers for the comment, I really appreciate it! I guess it’s downhill from here! :p Anyhow, good luck with the birth, and all the best. 🙂
    I suppose one of my fondest gaming memories has been playing multiplayer GTA on PSPs at Sixth Form College in-between classes!
    Anyone else got any stories or comments they want to share?

  3. I actually have a lot of time, compared to others, to invest in gaming, which is rather sad if you think about it :p Even so, there are so many games coming out, not to mention games that I already own which warrant a second play-through, that it means I still don’t have enough time to get through everything I want to! I’ve actually been hoping for a gaming drought, yet it still hasn’t happened.

  4. That’s no bad thing- I wish I had more time to play games. I suppose the ideal thing would be to get paid for gaming! :p
    At least the plentiful amount of games should in theory mean we never get bored! Thank you for your thoughts 🙂

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