As I was logging another couple of hours into my third playthrough of Dark Souls the other day, I was of course thinking about the March 2014 release of Dark Souls II. Given my affinity for both Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls, and the fact that I’ve logged almost 400 hours between the two of them, it’s a safe bet I’ll be equally obsessed with Dark Souls II.
I had already been on the fence about picking up one of the next gen consoles, and I haven’t preordered either of them. Not only do I not have the money for a new console right now, but I am so far behind on my backlog that I could game for the next two to three years and not finish all of the titles I have yet to play from this gen.
And with Dark Souls II off in the distance, I know that I’ll be putting in another couple hundred hours on a current generation game. So, I think I’ve pretty much decided to hold off on getting a new console until after I’m ready to move on from that game. By that time, the catalogs of the next gen systems should really be coming together, and I can make a better informed purchase (I’m leaning heavily toward the PS4 right now).
As if Dark Souls II wasn’t going to be enough of a time sink, I still haven’t played Skyrim yet.
It remains to be seen if I can fight the urge to get the new shiny thing this holiday season, but from a rational standpoint, I have absolutely no need for a new console right now.
If you’ll excuse me, I’m going to head back into Saints Row IV, of which I am only 30% finished. And then maybe play a little more Dark Souls.