By DougCL 8 Comments
Allow me to describe my problem. If I know something is good (be it a game, film, TV show, whatever), and if it would require even the most minimal commitment of attention or emotion, I will avoid engaging with it in favor of a lower impact or lower quality experience. This re-entered my mind as I was compiling a list of all the movies I have seen, and I found myself checking off more movies like Wild Wild West than movies like (and specifically) Schindler's List or Citizen Kane. This applies to games as well. I currently have Deus Ex: Human Revolution in my 360, but I cant seem to stop cutting down swaths of zakus and their ilk in Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3. Gundam 3 is the worse game and I know it, but the idea of having to put on headphones and shut off whatever podcast I'm listening to is enough to keep me from Deus Ex, and so far I love Deus Ex! The combined might of Call of Duty: Black Ops and Super Street Fighter 4 have kept me from finishing Shadows of the Damned, Dead Space, MGS4, Bastion, and L.A. Noire. I could keep going, but im sure you get the picture.
Basically what I'm wondering is: am I the only maniac who pulls this sort of thing?