Enact Plan: Pick a Thing and Play It

One of the ‘plans’ I wanted to put into action this month was… to create a small list of games I’ve wanted to play but for whatever reason have been putting off actually doing so, then randomly selecting one to… You know; go and play. Seems like doing so will solve two problems in one now. The original problem of delaying these games indefinitely, and the more recent one of being stuck in a bit of a holding pattern.

Now, I know how this might play out already. No matter which method of random selection I use — be it either a process of elimination or first pick is it — whatever is picked is going to be ‘wrong’.

You know how it is right? When you might not knowingly have a preference, but then you either let someone else or random chance choose and you end up disappointed with the outcome? I’m not even sure if that phenomenon is really reflecting a hidden preference or whether it is simply natural to be disappointed no matter what in such cases. :P

That acknowledged, I have tried to keep only things in this list that I don’t imagine disappointing me if selected.

The List

  • Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  • Dark Souls: Remastered
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Immortals Fenyx Rising
  • Nioh 2
  • X4

While none of these feel like they’re going to disappoint me if they win — in terms of preference? Changes moment to moment, each time I consider the options.

But I figure that’s OK. Also, I don’t have to stick to just one of these. The whole idea is to get gaming again, so I’ll take anything that gets me there as a win!

Enough procrastinating though! Time to select. I think will go for a simple first pick wins rather than elimination. As for the method of selection? Well…

Random picker wheel to the rescue!

And the winner is…!

Hmm. Seems about time I guess. I ended up playing Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey a year or so after it came out, too. I was pretty hyped for Valhalla truth be told. Although with it landing right in amongst a Five Game Challenge I didn’t go further than running a benchmark at the time. Then the hype waned as reviews started landing, indicating that much of the gearing depth from Odyssey had been stripped out.

Still, the content has continued to flow — with more yet on the way in 2022 as well.

So could be fun to take a sniff around for myself, and see what I think. :)


Gamer, reader, writer, husband and father of two boys. Former WoW and Gaming blogger, making a return to the fold to share my love of all things looty.

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