Gaming should be fun and setting goals in gaming is not

After the news about the upcoming Return to Monkey Island I felt the urge to play a Monkey Island game. And because I quite recently played through The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island II: LeChuck’s Revenge, I decided to replay The Curse of Monkey Island once again.

Back in 2019 I decided that I wanted to play all the LucasArts adventure games in chronological order. I cheated and started with Zak McKracken before Maniac Mansion, but that was because I bought a boxed copy of Zak back in 2019 before I got a copy of Maniac Mansion in 2020. A few months ago I started with Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, but I haven’t dedicated much time to it and haven’t completed it yet. So when I booted up TCoMI yesterday I knowingly was in violation of the commitments I made with myself to play these games in chronological order. That’s when I realized once more that gaming should be fun and setting goals in gaming is not most of the time. It can help to broaden your horizon, but it shouldn’t dictate too much what you play. It shouldn’t keep you off the games you want to play.

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