The struggles of writing on a consistent basis

A blank journal with a pencil on top of it

When I started this blog, my goal was to post at least once a week. Unfortunately, I can never keep that cadence. It’s not that I forget to write something, it’s that I don’t have anything real to write about. 

Some gameplay from FIFA 21, which also shows the poor online connection

FIFA 21 still takes up most of my life

I game on the regular. Every day I’m playing something. Yes, most of my gameplay over the last couple of months has primarily been FIFA 21. Even with the frustration I got struggling with Weekend League, it’s just a game I can’t stop playing. I think my time with FIFA 21 will start to slow down very soon. The big Team of the Season campaign is about to end and I don’t think the upcoming summer-related content will keep me interested. 

Outside of that and a lot of mobile playing (I tend to gravitate towards Solitarica), the games I’ve spent some time with are Sakura WarsYakuza: Like a Dragon, and Monster Hunter Rise.

But, I’m definitely playing a variety of games

For Sakura Wars, this was a game I was really looking forward to playing last year. I knew nothing of the series but a mech-based RPG is almost always something I want to play. The first hour or so of the game goes really slowly. While Sakura Wars does have mech-combat, it feels more like a visual novel/dating sim. It’s not discouraging me from playing but the first chapter didn’t grab me in the way that I thought it would.

For Yakuza: Like a Dragon, I’ve written about my interest in the series in the past. I wish I had spent more time with the game, especially knowing it’s going to take a lot of my time to finish. I’m only on the game’s fourth chapter, so I’m nowhere close to finished or deep enough to keep me focused.

Ichiban giving a thumbs up, taken from a cutscene in Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Lastly, I’m still playing through Monster Hunter Rise on my Nintendo Switch. Of the three games I’ve mentioned, I’ve logged in the most hours playing this one. At this stage of writing, I think I’m more than halfway through its single-player campaign. I actually started writing about my thoughts on the game a few weeks ago but held off because of the struggles I was having to actually write something on it.

There are a few more games I’m looking forward to playing in the coming weeks. I have Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart downloaded to my PlayStation 5 (officially playable on June 10). I even bought Call of Duty: Cold War, also for my PS5, which is taking forever to install. Lastly, I found a copy of the Japan-only Grand Knights History for the PlayStation Portable that I want to try. I even played a bit of Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown but not enough to share any thoughts about it.

I want this blog to contain so much more

But even with all these games, I just can’t find stuff to write about. I went the route of ranting about my inability to write about games because it was the only thing I could think of. I don’t simply want to write reviews. I want more of this blog and I know I’m capable of it. I have a lot of thoughts I want to share on the stuff that’s happening in the industry, and this blog allows me to do that. The problem is putting my thoughts in a cohesive format.

Thankfully, I should have a lot more to write about in the coming weeks. E3 starts next week and I’m expecting a lot of interesting news from all three camps (Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony). I work in the industry but I know nothing of what is happening. By the time this blog is live, EA will have shown Battlefield 6 Battlefield 2042 (maybe we finally hear about Frostbite 4 nope, we got no news around that). I suspect we’ll also get more juicy announcements and there will be stuff for me to write about.

Please stick around

In any case, this creative slump I’m in will eventually end and I’ll be able to churn out more stuff here. I still have plans about doing more varied content and maybe I’ll have the time to produce them. Sometimes, all it takes is a little spark and then the creativity will really start to flow.