Today is a big day in the gaming world. Two huge game launches means that this will be a busy weekend for gamers. Titanfall 2 is reviewing well, and we already know what to expect from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. These are two completely different games for two completely different audiences, but I find myself compelled to play both, and it’s hard to choose which to start with.
More than anything, though, thinking of Skyrim makes me long for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Skyrim was probably my most anticipated game of all time due to how much I played Oblivion. Unfortunately, Skyrim didn’t get the same treatment. I played around 20 hours and loved every minute, but my goal was always to finish all my other games so I would be able to devote all my free time to Skyrim.
Logic, however, doesn’t side with me, because all the other games keep coming out. It’s an issue I never thought I’d have to deal with, but when the game I wanted to play five years ago now has a current-gen remaster, it may warrant some self-reflection on my gaming habits.
Which is precisely why I want to play more Oblivion. With about 200 hours sank into the game, it’s the game I’ve spent the most time with in my history of gaming. It reminds me of the days where I didn’t need any other game. It alone could provide endless entertainment. Sure, other options existed, but all I wanted to do was play Oblivion until it was time for school or work. Add to that the DLC that was released, and I was in heaven (although I’m not a big fan of Shivering Isles like some people I know- Knights of the Nine was my jam). There’s not many games I enjoy more than Oblivion, simply put. I feel like Skyrim will be the same way, so I’m not pushing it off any longer.
Gaming isn’t as simple as it used to be. There are so many games fighting for peoples’ attention that it becomes difficult to just play one game anymore, as much as gamers might like to. Most games now have season passes as well to entice gamers to hold onto their copy of the game. At the end of the day, though, we should be playing the games we truly enjoy, not putting them on the back burner for months or years looking for the perfect time to play them. The perfect time to play a game is any day, at any time. Go enjoy a game today. I know I’ll enjoy Skyrim Remastered.
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