A Gaming Lull

I've noticed that we're at the point in the year where gaming has a lull.  In the thick of winter games release so they are out before the holiday season.  In the middle of summer there tends to be a stoppage of game releases.  That is coming up quick.  There are a few games coming out in May and June that I'm interested in.  After that there is a long gap until Sept/Nov when games start coming out for the holiday season.

Maybe I shouldn't complain since there are games coming in the next few months that I want to try.  But, for right now, I am bored.  The last game I bought was Final Fantasy XIII, but I am not enjoying it as much as I hoped I would.  So, the last game that was worth buying for me was Mass Effect 2.  ME2 came out on January 26th.  That was a while ago.

The Blur multiplayer beta comes out tomorrow for the public, but a beta isn't a game.  StarCraft 2 has a closed beta going right now, but again that is a beta.

I tried a free trial for Everquest 2, but was not impressed.  Everything felt generic.  I am jaded on MMOs at the moment.  The UI drove me crazy with not enough clear information and the graphics looked all smooth and plasticy in a bad way.  Anyway, EQ2 wasn't doing anything for me.

I have some time to kill so I'm going to boot up FFXIII.  I have had trouble staying engaged with it for more then an hour at a time.  I'm slowly working my way through it.  I have about 30 hours invested in the game so far.

Maybe when my first Gamefly game arrives I will feel better.  Until then, does anyone have game recommendations to get me through this gaming slump?


  1. I recently gave Lord of the Rings Online a go, and am really enjoying it. I played the beta, and while I didn't dislike it, it didn't grab me enough to pull me away from WoW.

    Having kicked the WoW habit a while back I gave LOTRO a second go, and am pretty happy I did.

    So far just PvE stuff, but it's addictive and fun. Reminds me a little bit of old Everquest. That feeling you get when you REALLY want to see whats over the next hill, but are not sure if all it will be is the foot of a Hill Giant.

  2. I haven't had that feeling in quite some time. One of my favorite things to do in the old EQ was exploring zones that were above my level. I had a ranger and I would use tracking to try to avoid the highest level mobs. I remember I had a blast doing it, even though there was no in game reward.

    I've been thinking about trying out LOTRO. One of my favorite bloggers has written a lot about it lately and I'm becoming more intrigued.

    Thanks for the suggestion!


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