Friday, May 30, 2014

Watch Dogs and Wildstar

It's a pretty busy time for gaming with Watch Dogs being released and Wildstar's early access beginning today.  Usually, I would be pretty excited.  A lot of my Twitter and gamer friends are enjoying both games.  I normally can't resist the infectious nature of game enjoyment.  It turns out that I am immune this time and will not be hopping on board with either game.

Watch Dogs.  This game looks pretty awesome.  Big open world and hacking stuff to make cool things happen.  I should love this kind of game but it turns out I don't.  I've tried to get into Grand Theft Auto, Dead Rising and Saints Row but I only end up spending a few hours in them.  I'm not quite sure why it is, but this type of game just doesn't hold my interest.  Maybe it is the driving around... I do enough of that during the week. I don't know.

Wildfire.  Ah, new MMO's.  Is there a more fun time?  I played Wildstar in early beta and it just never hooked me.  I'm not particular interested in the setting or IP.  None of the features really make the game stand out to me, except housing.  It is very quest/dungeon focused, which I already get in other games.   The action combat is not my favorite either.  

That's not to say it isn't a quality experience.  I was quite impressed at the level of polish I saw in the game.  I know a bunch of people working on it so I really hope it succeeds.   

It feels strange to be sitting on the sidelines while people enjoy these two games.  I just can't fool myself into thinking I'll play them for any decent length of time.  Now that I think about it, I can't think of any new game that I am looking forward to.  Except for Project Venice of course :)