“Master Chief, Give Me Some Room”

It pains me to do it, but I’m putting Halo 2 up on a shelf for a while. My gameplay the last several weeks has been nothing short of frustrating, and I’m afraid that I’m just not having fun with it right now. I don’t really know what happened, why my head isn’t in the game these days, why I can’t seem to do even the most rudimentary things without it resulting in my dying. A lot. But I can’t, and I’m not, so Master Chief is going to have to wait on me for at least a couple of weeks while I try to cool off, calm down, and remember why it is I love this game. Maybe a hiatus will do me good.

I don’t plan to give up my Friday nights on Live with the guys; I just think we’ll have to play something else for a week or two – _Splinter Cell_ or _Rainbow Six 3_ or something else. There _are_ other games out there – I just tend to ignore them in favor of Halo 2.

I won’t completely be on a Halo 2 dry spell – there are a couple of events coming up in which I’ll be participating. But I’m hoping that I’ll play better and enjoy it more if I _don’t_ play Halo on my regular Friday evenings.

We’ll see how things go. Halo 2 is still my favorite game for the Xbox, probably always will be. I just need some space for a while.

3 thoughts on ““Master Chief, Give Me Some Room””

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  2. This pains me Dem…

    I know you love playing the game and you’re very critical of your skills, even when you don’t need to be.

    The most important thing is to play and have fun. If I’m not having fun, I sign off for a few hours, but everytime I sign back on I have that feeling like it’s the first time I’m playing the game.

    Win, lose, or draw I’ll be playing my heart out and enjoying every minute of it.

  3. Admittedly, I am my own worst critic. When I compete, I compete only against myself. When I know I should be performing to certain standard – and have been – but find myself falling short of that standard, then I get immensely frustrated. I doubt I’ll be able to stay away from the game for long – I love it too much for that. I just think I need a timeout to get my head screwed back on straight.

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