Games I Want To Play

Rachel Mii Double JumpYou know that thing called “time?” You know that thing called “money?”

Yeah, they get in the way of my video game playing sometimes.

It’s annoying.

Stardew Valley

This game is very similar to Harvest Moon in which you inherit a farm, grow crops, raise animals, and mingle with the townsfolk eventually marrying and having children. Harvest Moon isn’t something I normally play (I’m more of an Animal Crossing person), though it’s always been on my list.

Stardew Valley was created by one person and was put onto Steam in February 2016. It was picked up right away and seemed to instantly become popular. It’s about $15 on Steam and something I was to try, but I don’t have the money to be spending on a new game at the moment. I already have so many games to play that I already own.

But, it seems like Stardew Valley will be coming to the Wii U by the end of the year. Maybe I’ll get it for a Christmas present?

Pokemon GO

I think everyone is playing this game except me. I was super excited for it when I first heard this was going to be a thing.

But… on my cell phone? I would download the game in a heartbeat if this was on the e-shop for my 3DS.

While I will download it in the near future to try it out (because it’s Pokemon!), I just don’t have the time right now. I don’t want the game draining my cell phone battery and I don’t want to get addicted to it because I know that’s all I’ll do if I get the game.

Plus, I don’t want to find a Pokemon in the parking lot at my work and have to walk away from it because otherwise, I’ll be late.

I’m sure there are plenty of other games out there that I really want to try, but these games are the ones that popped into my head first. I mean, I can’t even walk into a Gamestop because I’ll feel guilty just browsing.

What are some games you want to play, but just can’t at the moment?

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Why I Have Not Downloaded Pokemon GO

Double Jump Kris MiiPokemon GO is a mobile Pokemon game where you get off your butt and run around the neighborhood/city/country in order to find and capture Pokemon in the “real world.” It’s become somewhat of a phenomenon overnight, but I still hesitate to try it…

 

Rachel and I are definitely Pokemon fanatics. I personally have been playing the games since they came out for the GameBoy Color way back in late nineties. We were definitely among the excited crowd when Pokemon GO was announced!

Yet, neither one of us have downloaded the game since it came out a couple of days ago.

Granted, I’ve been hearing tons of feel-good stories regarding the game, most notably due to the fact that many credit it with getting them to go outside and not only exercise but also greet and talk to others, meeting fellow Pokemon lovers who, without the game, would have been merely strangers. Our brother-in-law has showed off his game, and it doesn’t look bad at all. It definitely sounds like a great social game, if nothing else.

However, there are a plethora of reasons as to why we haven’t downloaded the game yet. The first issue is the fact that it utterly drains your phone’s battery. I don’t have the option of carrying around an extra cell battery with me (which was seriously one of the suggestions I found when hunting down tips and tricks with the game).

Another reason is that I hear the servers are glitchy. Of course, that may be due to everyone and their mother downloading and playing the game. Still, for a game that eats the battery power with fickle servers makes me hesitate to download it.

The addiction to the game that so many others have found is another reason. I know, despite any other issues, that I’ll end up being glued to my phone, searching around for any new Pokemon to add to my collection. I don’t want to risk being late to work because I spent my lunch break chucking pokeballs at a Clefairy hiding in my yard.

Rachel and I will download the game at some point to give it a shot — we’re too nerdy enough not to. Have any of you downloaded and played the game? Do you think we’re silly for waiting a bit longer? I’d love to read any comments and opinions about Pokemon GO!