Saturday Morning Gaming: Anticipation
So one of the things I got for my birthday was an Amazon gift card. I said “Oh! Thank you! I know exactly what I will get with this! The Outer Worlds!” and, though it exceeded the amount on the card, we shelled out extra for same-day delivery. Because, dang it, I wanted to play it as soon as it came out.
When it was announced that the game was going to be released on Thursday night after 5PM for Microsoft, I even had a small amount of hope that Amazon would deliver the game on Thursday night. Well, I got it for the PS4, and so I did NOT get it on Thursday night. Nor on Friday morning. Not a HUGE problem, Maribou and I had to do some stuff downtown anyway so we went and did that. We checked Amazon and they said that it was still “in transit” so we went out to lunch and then went home and, still, it had not yet arrived. She went to work. Still, it had not yet arrived. Around 6 PM I checked and it STILL wasn’t here. I figured, heck, I’ll just wander down to the little college diner and get a Rueben and listen to the kids behind the counter tell stories about who is dating whom and, after I got my jacket out and my boots on, FINALLY the mail arrived.
And, of course, it had about 6 gigs of stuff to download and we’re still on DSL so… anyway, the patch is still downloading on Friday night and it’s time for bed and so I’m not going to play it until the morning.
So if you get “Amazon Same Day”, you’re probably not going to get the game as quickly as if you just went to Gamestop or Target or Wally World.
BUT! My bud who has 40 up and 40 down high speed internet has told me this: The game is awesome, he can’t believe how in depth it is, he played it for about 4 hours and now realizes that he needs to start over because he had been playing incorrectly (and he said that he hadn’t beaten the first Real Storyline Quest… I don’t know if that’s because of all of the side-quests that distracted him or because the game is pulling the old “There’s a hole in the bucket, Dear Liza, Dear Liza” trick on him).
So here’s what I got from that: he cares about the story and he wants to interact with the world in a certain way. He is ENGAGED.
And since he’s one of the guys who tells me stories about how awesome he thought Halo was and how awesome he thought Battlefield 3 was and how Battlefield 4 messed everything up… I’m guessing that the story is REALLY good because he’s not really an RPG guy and I am.
Anyway, I’m so excited to play, I’m writing this before bed (while the patches are downloading) and looking forward to playing as soon as I wake up in the morning. (It’s almost like Christmas!)
So… what are you playing?