Season 18, Episode 15

I feel like there was a time when I was younger that I could play all manner of games and pretty much at any time I wanted.

Well, let me explain a bit. Currently, and in this case that means for like the last 5 years or more, I really can only stick to one or two games at a time – depending on what they are and what they require of me. Balatro is a nice quick play kind of thing. Talos II is not as quick, but can be if you take it puzzle by puzzle. I recently thought about starting up Spider-Man 2, but backed off because I thought it might get in the way of my time with Talos. Games have done that before. I took nearly a 6-month break halfway into Last Of Us 2 and I think it ruined my experience of that game. Wasn’t a complete loss or anything but my feelings towards it at the end, I feel, would have been different had I not waited so long to finish it.

Yet, I feel like there was, at some point in my youth, a time when I could have taken on any game I wanted, multiples of them, all at the same time, just playing them like I could remember all the controls and the story for what I was playing as well.

Just doesn’t feel that way anymore. Now, that could be something to do with me.Maybe it’s age, or brain function or…something. I don’t know. It could also be the games, as well. Games are longer, more involved, more complex in their storytelling. More mechanics in gameplay. I guess maybe there’s more you need to give into a game than maybe what was required in whatever time period my mind is thinking of where I could just hop from game to game. Maybe it’s my own free time where I get to play these games. Something I can easily say has shrunk significantly since I’ve gotten older.

Speaking of getting older, the last time a Splinter Cell game was released was ten years ago. And we’re still waiting for something new from it. Ubisoft, it’s been 3,886 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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