Into my psyche.
I'm one of those people (READ: gamers) who always psyches himself up for what's on the horizon. More often than not I'm disappointed by my own hopes and dreams of what the newly released product should of been, instead of enjoying it for what it is. I think far to often, we as the "hardcore" gamers (those who read blogs, follow news, and in general spend far too much time checking websites) become jaded by being too close to our hobby. We read too much about it. We hear too much about it. We think too much about it.
I remember in the infant stages of my addiction to gaming, I played anything and everything. I wasn't a critic. I didn't dig deeper into what I wanted from my games. I played them and I enjoyed them. Heedless of bugs and graphics, and all of that cod that is now shoved into my head and I can't forget it.
So now, when I am eager for a new game, I usually become so with just a hint of cynicism. I want it, I'm excited for it, but I try not to expect too much. I capstone every positive thought about an upcoming game with "if they do it right."
So that in mind, after watching some video on Gods and Heroes Minion system, after watching an interview over at TTH with one of the producers... I'm sold. I'll buy it. You've got me. Diablo + Pokemon + Roman Myth = GOODNESS. I'm sure it will have its share of drawbacks for me. Lack of crafting and PvP at launch scream "bare bones", but I'm a sucker mainly for story, adventure, and lots of numbers to crunch for my character.
If it delivers on these things, maybe I can, if just for a moment, remember what it was like to be a kid without prejudice towards my games. Maybe I just need to start making an effort at that as a whole. Take things for face value, whether its your hobby or your real life, and learn to love what you have, not just what you wish you had.
Sorry, getting deep in here. I want Gods and Heroes. Chalk up two MMo purchases for me this Fall. Gods and Heroes and Pirates of the Burning Sea. Without having played them, I'm sold. Done deal.