Sure, we’re already a month plus a week into 2021, but Double Jump had a late start. And, to be fair, DJ turned five-years-old on February 3rd, so I’m pretending this is the beginning of a brand new year for us.
Yesterday, Kris listed some indie games that she wants to play. We often buy games or put them on our wish list and then forget about them. I don’t know how this happens. I think time just gets away from us. When we get a moment to sit down and play games for a little bit, we’re too tired to learn a new game. So, we revert back to something older. Pokemon is a prime example of this. (I will never get tired of Pokemon!)
My backlog and wish list are similar to hers. There are many games I want to try and haven’t. However, I know I need to be in the mood for certain games so I was afraid to make a list of games I want to play at some point this year. (Although, to be honest, I’m probably going to make that list off the blog regardless.)
The thing is, things were busy and crazy for the past two years. A lot went on in my life and I didn’t play that many video games. This is something I want to change for 2021. I want to get back into the habit of playing games – new and old – and enjoying them.
Guys, I haven’t checked on my Animal Crossing Island in so long and I’m afraid to at this point.
Here are three gaming goals I’d like to achieve for 2021.
Play at least six new games
When I say “new” I don’t necessarily mean a game that is recently released. I want a game that’s new to me. I have a ton of games downloaded on the Nintendo Switch that haven’t been touched yet. I have some physical games that have been sitting upon my shelf that have not yet been opened. I want to share the load between new releases and games that have been on my backlog for a while. Also, I want to actually complete these games. I don’t mean play them for an hour and then never pick them back up again for another year or two. That backlog won’t play itself.
Why six? I think trying to play one game per month might be a bit of a stretch time-wise. I think having a smaller goal will be good so I can play each game for longer. Also, if I overpass that goal, then I’ll feel even more accomplished.
100% a game
I’ve always wanted to be a completionist. I enjoy collecting things such as everything in the game whether it’s catching ’em all in Pokemon or getting all the furniture in Animal Crossing. Some games I have completed before (mostly Pokemon, of course) but I want to choose a game that I can play through and work hard to 100%. I don’t know what game this will be just yet. Maybe it’ll end up being another Pokemon game… I don’t know. I think it would be a nice challenge for me though.
I will always and forever be a Nintendo girl. However, we have the Xbox One and the Playstation 3. We’re behind the times, yes, I’m aware. While we have games for the Xbox and have played them here and there, I always gravitate to the Nintendo Switch. Normally, when a game comes out on Steam, for example, I tend to wait until it comes out on the Switch and buy it on there. Now, I prefer console over PC mainly because of the controls but PC games are still awesome.
Long story short, I want to try to play a couple of games here and there on something else that’s not a Nintendo console. Whether it’s a new game that’s only released on Steam or a console exclusive for Xbox, I want to give it a try. You know, as long as it’s not exclusive to the newer Xbox and Playstation consoles… I’m not buying those just yet.
That’s where I stand when it comes to gaming in 2021. At least for now, anyway. Maybe my goals will change throughout the year, but I’d love to give those games on my backlog the love they deserve.
Do you have any gaming goals for this year? Let me know in the comments below. If you liked this post, please share it!