Too Many Games, Too Little Time

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I’ve got into the habit of revisiting the old versions of videogames as new ones appear. Not only is this a good way to get ready for a new release, but it also helps me catch up with games that family life has meant I’ve missed.

With Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood waiting in the wings I’ve recently revisited Assassin’s Creed 2. It wasn’t until I went back to it that I started to appreciate how different a game this was to the first outing.

While Brotherhood promises all sorts of innovations on the multiplayer front I’ve really been enjoying all the side quests you can find in the second game. There is everything there from the usual collecting and fetch quests to a surprisingly fleshed out resource management game.

I ended up devoting this week’s GamePeople podcast (iTunes) to Assassin’s Creed 2 it as I discovered the other Dad’s I was talking with had also found the second game well worth returning to. The problem was that the more we talked the more I wanted to play it some more.

By the end of our conversation we agreed that this trend of playing games late was likely to continue. The demands of a young family and the high number of games being released each Holiday season mean that we can’t keep up like we used to.

What games are on your list to go back and play?

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