“Well, that’s up to you,” she replies, effectively ending it.
The topic of our conversation is the upcoming release of King’s Quest, the latest entry in the classic point-and-click game series, and one of the games I’ve been fairly excited about this year. This new King’s Quest game is episodic, as are many adventure games these days, and the first episode is set to drop tomorrow. This morning, though, we’re talking about whether or not I will be buying it when it does drop.
It isn’t that I don’t want the game, by any means. I’ve been playing the King’s Quest series for most of my life, King’s Quest VI remains one of my top ten games of all time, and everything I’ve seen of this game looks like a fantastic return to the Kingdom of Daventry. I am excited to play it at some point. The question at hand is whether or not I’ll be playing it tomorrow. My wife and I are working very hard to pay off debt right now, and part of working hard to pay off debt is being very meticulous with our budget. While there is an opportunity to occasionally bend the rules for a cup of coffee or a snack, we usually don’t make purchases without at least running it by the other to ensure that we’re both on the same page. It’s kept us in the black for the three years of our marriage, and it’s enabled us to pay off quite a bit of debt in that time. Point is, I haven’t purchased a game on release date in a few years, and the new King’s Quest is the first one I’m considering.
It’s the nostalgia, man. The nostalgia has me by the short hairs. Read the rest of this entry »