As he puts it, this can be associated with any facet of life. Balance and moderation is key to enjoying anything. Too much of a good thing inevitably may be doing you some form of harm, or so they say. In my case, I think my scale is a bit askew when it comes to gaming.
The thing is, my whole life is probably a bit outta whack at the moment. Sparing you the details, there's a whole lot I should probably be doing. I'm not exactly the most motivated person in the world, but I suppose that's for another story I may or may not share (doesn't exactly sound pleasant).
As a casual gamer, I often get the drive to game, and enjoy my time while doing it without the requirement to be judged on a professional basis. However, the pendulum also swings the other way, making me wonder when (and how) I should occasionally shut it down and face the real world with that same level of motivation. I have recently made a couple of baby strives toward that goal, but it often feels like the princess is in another castle, and I have many more stages to go. I just gotta remain positive, as usual, teetering my way into a more balanced lifestyle. Maybe learning that Mr. Miyagi healing hands technique would also make me a better minstrel...
This week in gaming
- My grandmother & I managed to go from level 290-300 on her Candy Crush. While one or two levels were fairly easy to pass within the five allotted lives (the timed ones are very reactionary, so I get to feel useful by assisting), most felt very luck-based (as I have mentioned before here). Getting to 300 was our goal for this week's visit, so hooray for gaming accomplishment of the week!
- I also played a decent amount of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. I've been tackling the Career mode, which gives you a choice of police or street racer missions. Attaining medals via skill unlock new events to conquer. The police side has been more entertaining in particular, as it provides a more tactical and aggressive driving experience. I think I have unlocked all the police cars at this point, so plenty of zoom-zooming about.
|Somewhere in that mess of lights is a hero...|
- The other game I've given a whirl this week is Really Big Sky, which was offered for free with several other games last month. I guess Really Big Sky could be described as a shoot-em-up space roguelike. It has a pretty wide number of game modes, which let the player choose their difficulty. You may want to pass on this game if you are at risk for epilepsy - it's basically an interactive light show shooter.