Ok, at the time of writing this I have just finished watching Izetta: The Last Witch so I’m a little emotional, if you haven’t seen that series you really should check it out. While I will absolutely be talking about that in the future I just don’t have time to talk about it now you just gotta bear with me.
So, some of you may remember from last week that I had a bit of a problem starting video games and how the number of games I have to play continues to rise. Well I can now confidently claim that I am now well and truly fucked. What a glorious time Boxing Day and my 30th birthday turned out to be. As if I didn’t have enough on my plate I am now burdened with even more.
Now, video games alone would be enough to take up most of my time, but guess what? I now have an equally large stack of comics to take up my time as well. I suffer from the same problems with comics as I do with video games. There are too many new and shiny things coming out that I constantly pick up more series and older ones that I have inevitably get shuffled to the side. Again, I blame that addictive presence in my life, Overwatch.
In case anybody reading this didn’t know I am a big fan of comic books, that’s why I work with Low Five in the first place. I love them so much that I decided to make an attempt at writing them. So with Christmas, Boxing Day, and my birthday now in the rear-view mirror, I can attempt to crack out reading a few of these while trying to play some of the new video games that I suddenly find myself in possession of. I expect this process to take a great deal of time because goddam it, there will be more things that come out that I will inevitably have to pick up. Such is the lot of a nerd with disposable income such as me.
So with all of that in mind I am going to run down a brand new list of things that I have to work my way through in order to catch up with all the nonsense going on in the world today. Buckle up folks.
1: The Witcher 3 Complete Edition:
Yep, it’s another absolutely massive game for me to go through. I have heard nothing but great things about this game, but for obvious reasons let it slip by me until now. As it turns out, getting the game and all expansions and DLC for about $30 was too good an opportunity to pass up. I have been told many times that this game is right up my alley. Crazy fantasy adventure sounds like a good time to me but I’m sure this will be a 100+ hour investment on my part. Goodie.
2: Odin Sphere Leifthrasir:
So this is one that I hadn’t really heard about before, but there is a guy I work with that absolutely swears by it, and I’m willing to take his word for it. The game looks pretty and the reviews I’ve been able to find make it seem like a good time. And for $5 how can I really go wrong?
3: Dishonored 2:
So this was a birthday present. I didn’t really have any designs to pick this game up any time soon, but hey, I have it now, may as well power through. This was a game that I didn’t really pay much attention to during development or release so I had no idea what to expect. Now that I have it though I have found out it’s a game of the year contender. So how can that be a bad thing? I enjoyed the first Dishonored enough so I see no reason why I won’t enjoy this, besides another potentially massive time sink.
4: East of West:
So, time for the first comic series on my radar. This was pitched to me as a sci-fi western series so immediately I was interested. I’ve heard enough about this series since then to know that it should be good. I’ve honestly been contemplating picking this series up for a while now, and now that I’ve got a few volumes for my birthday I should hopefully be able to start soon.
5: Black Science:
Mad science goes wrong. Mad scientist tries to fix it. Shenanigans ensue. Sign me up. For a long time now I’ve heard about how great this particular series is. I had picked up the first issue a while ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Now that I have a few of the collected volumes I intend on powering through this one.