It’s funny to think how just seven years ago we drew our video game resolutions for 2021… We are now back to that, planning our hopes and dreams for how we will play and think about games in 2022.
Last year, I said I would be playing more online games with my friends, rebuilding some of the social connections that were lost due to the dangers of 2020. For the most part, that’s what I did. In the spring, I spent hours immersed in Outriders… In the fall, I did the same with Back 4 Blood… My winter has been determined so far Halo infinitemultiplayer mode that brought to life Halo community. His free-to-play model no doubt attracted newcomers to the game, and I found myself not only playing with old friends, but also making new ones.
I also said I would finish Mass effect 2 for the first time. (I did, but ruined everythingleaving half of my squad dead.) I said I would do it a second time too, because its updated reissued as part of Mass Effect: Legendary Edition… (I didn’t, and I still sitting in the save file before the final mission, for fear of ruining everything and killing half of my squad). Basically, the goal was to get through the trilogy, plus Mass Effect: Andromedabefore what comes next Mass Effect called out. Yes, this game is in development at BioWare, but there is not even the slightest hint of a release period, so I … have time.
So, apart from lazily revising one of my resolutions from last year, what is pending next year?
“My gaming resolution is just to play more, especially small indie games,” Kotaku Staff editor Lisa Marie Segarra tells me. “I spent much more time playing games like Unpacking or Overboard! this year and they were so happy they parted ways with longer titles. “
“My solution is simple: finish more games!” – is talking Kotaku staff writer Jeremy Winslow. “I have the longest portfolio of games dating from around 2017 and would love to beat them. However, my problem is that I quickly bounce off one game and transition to another. So by 2022, I just want to finish the games I’m starting. “
Personally, I would like KonMari my completion of thinking. This doesn’t mean that I don’t want to see everything the game has to offer, or get credits for every game I play. I do. But if I stop sniffing every rose in, say, February Horizon Forbidden WestI won’t have time for really stunning a line of cool games is also scheduled for February (let alone the rest of the year). I’d also like to at least think about the craze for computer games, a gaming ecosystem that I’m terribly unfamiliar with. May be recently postponed Is the Steam Deck the Easy Way?
At the end of the day, we should all be proud that in this post I have never hacked any silly, derivative one-line words about my 4K or 1440p resolution or anything like that. This is what we call character progress – and it is in itself proof that we are all capable of achieving our goals. So share yours!
Happy New Year, Kotaku…