Hey, guys! Can’t believe the first month of the year has already whizzed by…
If you’ve been following my social media accounts, you probably know that last month I got hooked on Bungie’s video game Destiny. Although I tried the beta a couple years ago (or more?), playing alone just wasn’t that addicting. Now that I have a partner to play with, it’s been ridiculously fun. You can read a whole game diary of my experiences playing the expansion The Taken King here. :)
However, as of this past weekend, I’m starting to feel like Destiny is getting a little stale. I still love the gameplay, the settings, everything — but now that I’ve played the main story and all the DLCs, there are no more fun quests for me. It’s just patrols and strikes everywhere I look. I guess if I was into PvP multiplayer or had a big group to play with, I could tackle the Crucible and 6-player Raids. But as an RPG person rather than a multiplayer person, something feels like it’s missing now.
I’ll still be playing plenty of Destiny, probably for a long time to come — it just won’t be my main game anymore. I’m not quite ready to start a brand new character, so I’ll probably just jump on Destiny once or twice a week to play the Daily Heroic or the strike playlist or something. I just wish there was more Destiny, because despite the 40+ hours of questing I’ve already done, it’s so good I could easily sink another 40 into it!
Anyway, beyond Destiny, I’ve started watching the new Syfy show The Magicians. I wrote about my first impressions of the pilot here (spoilers if you haven’t seen it!) and love the college setting mixed with modern-day fantasy.
As for games, I’m still playing Rise of the Tomb Raider, Dragon Age Inquisition, and will finish Spec Ops: The Line soon!
In my more personal life, I’m taking a weekend trip to Lake Tahoe this month to try snowboarding for the first time. I’m also trying to set a better schedule for creative writing so I can finally finish my novel. Sometimes it feels like there’s just not enough hours in the week, but I know it’s up to me to make the time. I am really enjoying the writing right now and feel rejuvenated after taking a little break post-NaNoWriMo. :)
What’s everybody else up to this month? Do you have any video games on your plate?