A really good game can take you down a winding path when you’re lost and you want to be.
This perfectly describes my attachment and connection to video games. I'm doing something eerily similar right now with a game called Yakuza 0. No swords or sorcery (though I've spent my own time with Geralt) there's bustling Japanese life, and vending machines with fishing bait, and the intertwining stories of two young men desperate to discover who they are and find their own path in life. A wonderful article 💜
DragonAge is another good one
Playing video games all night and sleeping during the day is my idea of an ideal lifestyle. Sadly, my work requires me to be awake during the day and sleeping at night. Still, over the years I have managed to drop 650 hours on Overwatch, 400 hours wandering the lands of Skyrim, and spent the total of a year of real life toiling for the Horde in World Of Warcraft. Not to mention varying amounts of time spent within a myriad of other titles.
I've managed about 75 hours in the Witcher 3. It's a decent game, but I find that it doesn't quite grab me fully. I'll dump 10-15 hours into it here and there, but it just can't seem to hold my attention as much as I'd like it to.
Oh the shame of waking up at 4:30, eating something straight out of the fridge, and plunging back into the game. Wonderfully written. Did you stay with Yennefer or break up with her for Triss?
This is lovely.