Tuesday, February 25, 2014

When's it going to end?

Each night, after everything else is done and before I need to go to bed because I have not won the lottery yet, I have around three hours to devote to games. It's a nice round number and easy enough to split into pieces if I am in a Street Fighter mood and am working on something else at the same time. Near the end of the game I will put everything else aside and knock it out, especially when there are other games waiting in line. I thought I was going to finish up Lightning Returns last night because I thought that, once the last main quest was complete, I would be given the option to skip forwards to the end of the world.

Nope. That last quest was done in thirty minutes. Then nothing happened for the next two and a half hours and I still have five days of in game time to wait through. I suppose I could just sleep at the in but each day new quests unlock, some of which I already have the items for, and it would be foolish to pass up the free buffs. When I did not quite understand how to manage the clock there was a sense of urgency to every activity. Now that everything is done I am just getting bored.

This is dead time is a godsend for anyone who wants to find each and every little thing on a single play through. I couldn't care less about killing every last one of this monster or collecting a dozen of this other monsters eyeballs. That have no impact on the story or the characters and as ludicrous as it sounds that is why I play these games. Once the story ends my investment ends as well. Lightning Returns will be finished but I would have cared much more about the story ends if I didn't have so many hours of nothing happening to wade through to get there.

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