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RetroSoldier avatar 5:49 PM on 12.28.2011  (server time)
Resolutions: There Can Be Only One

It is very rare I make any New Year Resolutions of any kind. I said to a friend once two weeks before the New Year that my resultion was to stop eating sweets, in reply she said "Start now, the majority of New Year resolutions people make don't last past the end of January." I thought about this a lot since then and I believe she had the right idea. So in turn I made a so called "Resolution" about a week ago. There is only one. Drum roll please, because this will knock your socks off... it is: Don't buy a new game if I haven't already finished the one I'm playing. Yes, epic right?(Not really.)

In November I made a grave mistake. I bought both Skyrim and Skyward Sword on their release dates which I believe were little over a week apart. A week was not enough time to play Skyrim to its fullness and feel I could move on to Skyward Sword. However, I did it anyways feeling the desperate need to play them both apon thier release dates. Skyward Sword sidetracked me from Skyrim, which I did put in a impressive 60 hours, but it was not enough. After 20 hours of Skyward Sword I got sidetracked again by Saints Row The Third. That however was not my fault as my boyfriend had bought it for himself. This was a big sidetracking though as I finished the entire game putting in more then 30 hours. Then I returned to Skyrim leaving Skyward Sword left neglected.

Maybe this doesn't bother most gamers as they may like keeping it constantly different. Me, I hate leaving any game unfinished while moving on to an other. I am a completionist, but my desire to play games as soon as they are released usual thwarts that plan. As a result poor Skyward Sword is now sitting on my shelf collecting dust after only a few hours of play. On top of that, this kind of habbit can be a strain on ones finances. Its a bad habbit all over, baby.

So having this happen to me time and time again never learning my leason this year I will try. As badly as I want Mario Kart 7 AND Super Mario 3D Land, I will wait. I will finish Skyrim then finish Skyward Sword to finally move on to something new. Maybe with this my conscience can rest easy over video games.

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