(So, I bought a new game… because I’m totally running out of games to play, and needed something new…¬†/sigh)

I first noticed Valley in the new releases page of Steam, and it was the banner image that caught my attention. I watched the trailer to find out a bit more and I felt that familiar, tingly feeling in my wallet.

The music. I love me a good bit of instrumental, orchestral music, and I was digging what I was hearing. The aesthetic. The look of the game world I thought was quite stunning. The gameplay. Running, jumping, flying through the air. I think I might actually play, and enjoy, this game (is what I kept telling myself), and while I held off buying it straight away I eventually succumbed to temptation and bought myself yet another game, destined to sit on my Steam shelf unplayed. Or was it?

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Rocket League

Rocket League is a game I have played. I’ve played it a fair bit (for me, that is). It’s replaced World of Warcraft (which is probably a good thing) as that game that I launch to kill a bit of time, to play with friends, to just have fun. Since I bought the game in August last year I’ve managed to play it for about 220 hours. I had a bit of a break over Christmas but with the new update I’m putting in even more time to try and rank up.

Season 2 Stats

So why am I playing Rocket League so much? I own all these other games on Steam, over 300 of them, most I haven’t even installed let alone played, and here I am sinking over 9 days straight worth of my time into this rocket-powered car soccer (football) game! Why?

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This was a game I saw the trailer for at E3 2015. Something about it just seemed really cool. The art style, the look of the gameplay, “Firewatch is a mystery set in the Wyoming wilderness, where your only emotional lifeline is the person on the other end of a handheld radio”.¬†Here’s the trailer for reference:

I purchased the game as soon as it came out (9th Feb 2016) and I decided to play through it yesterday in an attempt to crack down on my buying-and-not-playing habits. The following is a very brief account of my playthrough of the game.

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