I know that BioShock Infinite came out today. It was probably one of the most anticipated game releases in a long time that didn't involve a Call of Duty game. So yes, it's a huge deal, and I probably should be playing it right now and especially writing about it. But I'm not. Deal with it.
You see, I am less than 30 hours away from leaving on vacation for almost a week. I am mentally checked out, completely, and I love it. But because of that, and because of the crazy amount of preparation I need to do for this epic vacation, I just don't have the kind of time I would like to have. With the lack of time and definite lack of mental focus, BioShock Infinite is not something I think I should try to play. If I did jump into it, I could maybe get an hour or two of game play in, total, before I leave, and then not be able to touch it for almost a week. And this isn't a story I want to jump in and out of, like I am notorious for doing with almost everything else. I want to fully soak in everything that is BioShock Infinite, in all its glory.
After a vacation, despite the fatigue, I will be more ready than ever to go explore Columbia. But not now. The game looks and appears to be far to good for me to give partial effort and attention to before completely neglecting it for a week.
So with that, I played something that require almost no emotional investment or thinking, or even effort to be honest. I played Joe Danger 2: The Movie, which I got free thanks of course to PS+ and haven't touched since downloading it.
I liked the first one, for the most part, and anticipated more of the same. And while the game does keep true to its roots of being a comical version of Trials, it has a unique storyline of sorts, putting our famous stuntman in the roles of different movie characters. You ride out different scenes, with each act being a different "movie," or just another change of scenery. i don't know, I guess it's kind of cool. I just didn't pay that much attention to it.
The only thing I did was play a bunch of tracks and try to beat ghosts of some new PSN friends, and see what kind of trophies I could make pop in the meantime. Well, there weren't many trophies to speak of, and I couldn't come close to my PSN friends' ghosts, so that's that. Again, I wasn't focused or really immersed in the game. I know that sounds horrible, but it's better than me lying to you, right? A better game I could say I played tonight, rather than Joe Danger 2, was that cool new game of "Try Not To Think About BioShock At All." I didn't do so well at that game either, but in an effort to curb my temptation, I left the wrapper on the game just as an artificial barrier between me and awesomeness. I guess that kinda worked.
There you have it. I played Joe Danger 2. It was fine and serviceable, especially for being free. And I'm sure its a better game if you have time or the focus to enjoy all that it has to offer.
The good news is I have every game planned out to play for this blog for the entire week going forward, so that's cool, right? I just hope I can find time to write blogs while enjoying my vacation. And if I do, I hope they are better than this one.
And I also hope I can try not to think about BioShock Infinite while I am gone. That seems really hard to do, though.
Think it would be safe to pack my PS3 with me?