There are very few games next month, and I’m ok with that

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We’ve been bombarded with incredible games since last year – but it looks like the flow of quality gaming will slow down to little more than a trickle next month – and really, I’m ok with that.

PC gamers will be treated to the MMO  The Secret World, play with gravity in inversion, kit out their virtual people with virtual branded crap with The Sims 3 Diesel Stuff Pack, and destroy a sandbox world in Prototype 2. slim pickings, really – but console gamers have it even worse. They too get to dabble with gravity thanks to Inversion…and play platinum Games new beat the hell out of everything simulator…but that’s really it. The 3DS gets two genuinely interesting games in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy – an odd blend of music rhythm and JRPG; and Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance – the seventh game in the charming as all hell blend of Square RPGs with Disney characters.

Compared to..pretty much every month since August last year, that’s slim pickings for gamers who’ve had to choose which particular AAA blockbusters to get each month. Of course this discounts some of the pretty incredible downloadable titles we’ll be getting on XBLA and PSN – but I can’t say I’m displeased with the lack of gaming to be had next month.

I think I need a break – and that horrible thing called gamer fatigue has set in. I don’t know if it’s just because it’s the end of a console generation and there’s very little that’s genuinely exciting, if I’m getting really old, or if I’ve just played to many damned good games that nothing gets the blood flowing – but I’ll say this; for the first time in my life playing games is starting to feel like a chore.

I’m happy to have a couple of weeks break from videogames next month, and let those gamers batteries recharge a bit.

What about you? Are you saddened by the dearth of games next month or will you, like me, take the opportunity to give it a break for a bit.

Last Updated: June 28, 2012

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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