I guess I can’t help but make those titles really suggestive, ‘eh?
Oh well, I deserve any ridicule because the problem I have is really such a non-issue that I expect nothing but blank stares in response.
This is essentially another complaint about games being too good, but it’s in an entirely different vein. As any devoted reader has picked up, I’ve steadily been enjoying the top-tier RPG that is Suikoden Tierkreis on my DSi. As any devoted reader also knows, “steadily” for me can also be equated to “very slowly”. That being said, I actually have been playing the game a lot more recently. The plot is reaching a very interesting summit, so my playtime has been picking up the pace. Noticeably.
Enter ridiculous non-problem. See, now that I want to play the game all the time, I want to play it everywhere. This is usually perfect because at home I typically opt to play console games, but I take a lot of public transportation so it seems like the streetcar or subway is made for a good half hour play session. Not the case! See, those pockets of time also account for the few times I get to blast music in my ears and this has been a great year for music. Music is a big part of my life and so walking and traveling with music is very important to me, although you may all find that ridiculous. It’s also the best time for my to catch up on my podcasts, including the infallible Megaphones Ahoy! Podcast. So I think to myself “oh great! Once I get on the streetcar, I’ll break out Suikoden“! But then I realize there’s no way I would play that game without the incredible music, and while a lot of the voice acting is questionable, I find that listening to it adds to the experience. So I end up just listening to music, and maybe also playing Sudoku on my iPod Touch because it’s mindless and doesn’t require that I listen to it. This causes way more stress than it should, and I even start to wish the impossible with things like being able to split myself into two parts so one part can listen to music and podcasts while the other part can fully experience Suikoden.
So that’s it. That’s my stupid little problem that I have. Here is where you proceed to make jabs, but I’m curious: what other non-issues have caused unexpected stress to you guys? See you all in the comments.