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Last Edit: 2020-04-04

Catching Up on
Video Games

Lots of Time and Lots of Games

Perfect Timing

As with a lot of people, I've had a lot of time during the global pandemic. I've tried to see the bright side of this by returning to one of my favourite hobbies: video games. It's a passtime I've dissapointingly left aside once university (and even high school) picked up. I used to think about it as being sort of a waste of time - it didn't contribute to my school work, physical well-being, or career prospects. After my friends experienced a similar decline in gaming, it lost its social appeal too.

But in the time of a tumultuous real world, the appeals of virtual ones couldn't be more enticing. In some ways it an escape, like playing the soothing Animal Crossing. In other ways, it can be a deeper dive to reflect on reality itself, like in the post-apocalyptic world of The Last of Us. And in a time where everybody is bored at home, it finally gives me and my friends something to do together, planning tactical raids in Call of Duty: Warzone.

My Progress

Here are the games I've finished (or played a substantial amount of) since returning back to Canada for social distancing. If you couldn't tell, I have a preference for well-crafted, single player experiences. Working through this backlog of games is what keeps me looking forward to each day - I try to finish around a video game a week (regardless of its length).

  1. God of War
  2. DOOM Eternal
  3. Wolfenstein: The New Order
  4. Titanfall 2
  5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  6. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (re-play)
  7. Shadow of the Colossus
  8. Halo Reach
  9. Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
  10. The Stanley Parable
  11. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  12. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (re-play)
  13. Celeste
  14. Batman: Arkham Knight (re-play)

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