There comes a time in everyone’s life when you sometimes have to admit to yourself you might have taken on more than you’re able to handle. Maybe you got too ambitious or you didn’t carefully plan everything out in your head. Whatever it may be, this is the situation I found myself in when I made the attempt to play and finish Saints Row IV.
When I took on Saints Row IV as my game pick for February, I knew it might be a tall order finishing the game in a month. There were plenty of missions to complete and the potential for snags I may encounter with some of the missions along the way. As I carved out some free time to play this game, I realized I wanted to spend more time on it. I could have stuck with my original plan and focused on just the main story missions and possibly finished the game within the set goal I made for myself, but it was a Saints Row game. I tend to find most of the side missions as fun to play as the story ones.
After not reaching my goal last month, I thought it’d be reasonable and attainable to extend my challenge into March. It’d give me a chance to enjoy the game better and I thought it’d be a cinch to finish everything I wanted to complete in Saints Row IV. Unfortunately, I was wrong and for a few reasons. I either found myself out of the house on more weekends than I thought I’d be or there were much more important issues I had to deal with first and it took away time from really playing any sort of video game for much of the month. I regret to admit that this game remains unfinished and the challenge a failed one for two months in a row.
Looking back on it now, I think it might have been better if I started with a video game that was a little easier to take on for my comeback in the video game challenges for the blog after a brief hiatus from them. I was eager and I simply wanted a game I knew I’d have no trouble committing to for a month. While Saints Row IV is a really fun game to play, I don’t think I was quite prepared to truly fit it into my schedule when much of my personal life started taking over. I might have failed at meeting my goal, but you’ll definitely see this game pop up again in a redux edition for my video game challenge. I’m hoping I’ll be better prepared next time when I decide to play this game again.
Next week, find out which game I’ll be playing for April!