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Elden Ring and God of War Ragnarok have screwed up my life: the horrible feeling of Now what?

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Many publications have been written over the years on how it evolves the video game industry: the quality of the games, fashions, rehashes, remastering and remakes, sequels and prequels, franchises that stretch like gum, the pace of releases, delays…

It is clear that there is reading for a while. Today I want to bring to the table my experience about something I have felt more than I would like in recent years: the anguish of “Now what?”

Elden Ring and God of War Ragnarok have screwed up my life

2022 has been an amazing year. Elden Ring and God of War Ragnarök are two works of art that aspire to a well-deserved GOTY. The prize will be as fair as unfair, since both should win it. The 2018 event is repeated with God of War and Red Dead Redemption 2, and it is already clear that we cannot mark a Hunger Games.

I have accumulated 200 and 50 hours in Elden Ring Y God of War Ragnarok respectively. In both cases I have completed 100% of the map and I have taken the Platinum from Ragnarök. Elden Ring resists me with two trophies belonging to two endings… they will fall. And you can take a look at the VidaExtra guides (Elden Ring / God of War Ragnarök) if you still have doubts about my madness.

Both games are very special to me. I have been marked. I am not exaggerating when I say that they hold a very, very special place in my heart along with God of War (2018), Death Stranding, The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt and The Division. Living videogames like this is like being in love, I’m not exaggerating: it’s beautiful while it lasts and hell when it ends.

What game do I play after this? that awful feeling

I know that a good number of people know what I am talking about. All games have a number of hours before deciding that he has already given us everything he could give us, that it is time to rest. It varies depending on the person. With Elden Ring Y God of War Ragnarok It happened to me at 200 and 50 hours respectively.

I never imagined that Elden Ring would make me cry to the point of not wanting to move forward: my story with Malenia, Sword of Miquella

What comes after these experiences of love and constant ecstasy is a deep emptiness. I usually take two paths:

  • Back to the same old game which in my case are usually The Division 2, Destiny 2 or some campaign mode like the Metro trilogy.
  • make a bad decision.

We all have a game of all time, one that is always there when you don’t know what to play, when you want to pass the hours or you just want to hang out with your brain turned off. It’s okay. The problem is the bad decisions: you throw yourself into the arms of any game that you think is going to make you feel something new. Pure twilight love drama!

My bad decisions after Elden Ring Y God of War Ragnarok were Outriders and The Order 1886. Outsiders is a double crime because I replayed it. Directly to the wall in both cases knowing that it was going to stamp me. It was OBVIOUS that he was making bad decisions. Both titles have their good points, but let’s be honest: they don’t measure up. Despite that, I finished them.

And right there, when I was erasing the bad decision from my PS5, the moment came: “What am I playing now?“. An hour, an afternoon, a day… You look at the Library of PSN, Game Pass, Steam and company, resisting not to take out your wallet and make another bad decision, looking for something to play. You have games to sink two boats, but there is nothing. There never is.

And finally, you accept it…

Times vary, but in the end I always come to the same conclusion: “I am not going to play. I better take a break”. The following days are usually a festival of movies, series and documentaries while the PS5 picks up a bit of dust. “It’s not you, it’s MeI think as I look at her.

In the end, the bad decision is one more step on the inevitable path to rest and/or the old reliable, the beloved, the usual main course or game; Call it whatever you want. In my case it was some pending Assassin’s Creed and Metro Redux (2033 and Last Light) for… Sixth time?

God of War Ragnarök Guide: Cheats, Secrets and Best Tips

Don’t take away from the usual games! They help you move on after having lived outstanding experiences. Not everything can be outstanding because otherwise nothing would stand out. It is the price to pay for excellence. Seamless logic.

Where are you getting with all this, mate? To what Elden Ring Y God of War Ragnarok They have screwed up my life. I am a junkie of the emotions that these video games make me feel. It’s hard for me to regain my balance. Lucky that Evil West is already here and The Callisto Protocol is just around the corner!

Downhill and fuck the brake

The industry is going very fast. Launches happen at a dizzying pace, especially when there are delays and they accumulate… but we We don’t step on the brake either. It’s not a problem as long as you can regain your balance, but it’s certainly a management task.

I like to compare it with love because I think it is very similar: there are emotions and experiences that leave a empty when finished. Managing how to fill these gaps is a matter that each one must solve and surely The Order 1886 is not the answer to the blow of God of War Ragnarok.

Yes, Elden Ring Y God of War Ragnarok They have screwed up my life and I cannot be happier or more grateful… although I admit that the days after finishing them are very sad. And despite everything, looking forward to the next blow! Until then I’ll be shooting at evil west calm and without stress. No more The Order 1886 in a season, I promise.

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