For as long as we’ve been together, Shane and I have had a rule: Neither of us is allowed to buy anything for ourselves after Halloween. It might sound like a silly rule, but well, after an incident where someone inadvertently bought their own Christmas present, it was necessary!
Of course, that does include new video games—which really just means that between October and January is the perfect time to tackle my backlog.
And well, things have been crazy enough at work between a few personnel shifts and annual planning that the backlog’s plenty built up.
I won’t lie, I’m pretty excited to get into the list. But given what’s on it, I seriously doubt I’ll actually finish any of them in the time I have!
Baldur’s Gate 3
I’ve started this game several times, and haven’t picked it up much since I wrote about my excitement over the warlock. That was right about when things got a little wild at work, so I haven’t been able to dedicate a ton of time to it, and I’m looking forward to having that time again.
That said, I’m entirely aware of how much time people put into the game before they beat it, so I’m not holding out hope for completion. Just progress!
As excited as I was about this when it came out, I didn’t get very far in it! It’s a long story, but it boils down to the hardware jittering issues they were having in PC editions at launch.
By now, though, it looks like those issues have been sorted out, and I’ve started over with all my hopes and dreams of being a chomping cabbage nightmare reignited.
And well, it does seem like the most poetically appropriate way to take a break from knitting holiday jumpers, doesn’t it?
The Sims 4
This is a particularly dangerous game for me because I can pick it up and not realize that entire days have passed me by—but I fell off with it after they introduced platforms because between them and the terrain tool, I was feeling woefully inadequate at building, my favourite part of the game.
Last weekend, though, I happened to see a trailer for the new expansion pack, which essentially looks like what City Living’s rental situation should have been. You can build your own apartments and rent them out as individual units!
So naturally, I need to learn (finally) how to deal with the new build mode before it hits in December, because I have some leftover dreams from my city build in Minecraft that need to be realized in proper graphics.