I had to finish Wolfenstein 3D today as I am reviewing it for VidogameUK. Shockingly, I started playing this before Christmas, the 22nd to be exact. I was very busy through Christmas and New year so put it off until this year, but even after all the guests had left, and the tree had been taken down, I was still neglecting the game. Why? Lack of immersion.
I wont go into too much detail as my review will hopefully be up tomorrow, but what I will say is this: the game is pretty good but it did not engage me on any level.
It got me thinking, I will happily play any game that comes my way and often try to eek out a large chunk of achievements, but if the game does not grab me – regardless of its overall quality – then it generally gets dropped by the wayside. Even the brilliant Fallout 3 only lasted a few hours, to my surprise as well as yours, as I’m a massive RPG fan, especially Bethesda.
This on its own does not sound too bad until you realise that I’ve completed games like King Kong. Not at launch, but only a few months ago. I actually rented it to get an easy 1k and I can honestly say it was one of the most tedious games I have ever played.
This was the problem with Wolfy – did not engage me and weak achievements. It worries me that I have the capacity to sit and play a rubbish game for 5 – 10 hours just because I know 900 – 1k is certified. Surely that time would be better spent playing a good game, or even trying to lose myself in a game I’ve already given up on?
I wish I could give other games more patience, games that deserve it, games like Fallout 3.