It's decision time in the Daddy Gamer house. That's right, the new MLB game is out on PS Vita and the internal struggle begins as to whether or not I will be downloading the new version, or just sticking with what I know.
This is a struggle for me every year. While I love to have the newest, latest, and greatest version - current rosters, uniforms, stadiums and even rules - I spend so much time in Franchise and Road to the Show anyway that the roster as it stands is almost an afterthought.
Yet, the hardcore baseball fan in me just needs to have the new game. I hear this little voice inside my head that tells me the other baseball players will laugh at me if they see me with the previous version of the game.
I once went three years without buying the new MLB The Show. We call that "Daddy's dark time" in my house. Rosters, uniforms, and stadiums changed in that span. It was a good example of "make it so I want to play it" though. I went those three years because I felt like I was seeing the same game each time. At that point, new rosters wasn't enough.
As I get less and less time to play as my son takes more and more of my time, I find that my priorities for buying a new game seem to have shifted. What once was "do I think it's awesome and can I spend a lot of time playing it?" has become "Do I freakin' have time?"
Wolfenstein and Watch Dogs certainly better hope so.
I bought Assassin's Creed 3 on launch day. 1 month after my son was born. I didn't take it out of the box for almost a year. I still have only played about 2 hours of it.
And so the debate continues to rage on. To MLB 14 or not to MLB 14? That is the question. I'll let you know.
Cheers from the road!