Season 18, Episode 12

Every once in a while you come across a game or maybe even a TV show or a book, but you enjoy everything about it. So much so you don’t really want it to end. Come to think of it, I think I’ve even done this with food.

But my point is, there are games I can sometimes play where I wish they could go on longer. The entire MYST series is this for me. I’m currently playing The Talos Principle 2 and enjoying every single second of it. I’m early into the game but it already gives me this wonderful feeling of exploration and puzzle solving and secrets and I’m just soaking it all in. But I also know it’s going to eventually end and so I do plan to drag this game out for however long I can. And I don’t mean take it slow, I just mean milking it on my first run for everything it has to offer. Side missions, side puzzles, every nook and cranny to be explored and poured over. No stone unturned and no door left closed.

It’s also interesting that, while I enjoyed the first game very much, I remember that I didn’t sort of feel this way about it as I do its sequel. Maybe it was the setting or something, I’m not sure. And, also, I’m as early as ever in this game. Not even half of halfway through it – there’s still time for me to hit a mechanic in the game that turns all of this gushing on its head.

But for now, I am in love with this game and I cherish every single moment while I am in it. I hope you find games like this from time to time as well. That whole feeling of “This is it! This is my jam…or whatever!”. I’m even rushing through this post so I can get back to playing the game, actually.

Another game and game series I so dearly love is Splinter Cell. Ubisoft, it’s been 3,857 days since a new Splinter Cell game (non-animated series or guest spot in another game franchise, remake, BBC radio drama, or VR exclusive) was released.

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