A game that helps me keep my new year’s resolutions

It’s time to put 2021 in the rearview mirror and look forward to the new year. For most of us, this means thinking about how to pass some New Year’s resolutions to make 2022 a better year than last year. At this time of the year, I make a big plan. Although I am determined to improve myself and start to develop good habits with the best intentions, I have noticed that over time, they start to collapse. So this year, I brought a small backup: video games.

It’s time to get healthy

Like many people, my first resolution each year is to become healthier after the indulgence of the past few weeks. Although video games are primarily a sedentary hobby, there are still a few games that can help prevent this goal from failing.First, I turn to Ring suitable for adventureOf course, there are many games that can cheer you up and move, such as the “Just Dance” series or Beat Saber, but my actions push the protagonist forward to save the world, which is really inspiring. However, I will not lie. I tried this game before and only passed the first area.

Sometimes I find it more helpful to go out and breathe in fresh air.So, on the days of jumping jacks and fighting dragons, I will walk happily with my Pikmin staff Pickmin Bloom. As a result of the cooperation between Niantic and Nintendo, Pikmin Bloom is an AR mobile game that essentially acts as a step tracker. Unlike other fitness apps, this app allows you to grow and travel with a group of cute leafy creatures. Maybe this is the motivation I need to maintain regular walks in my daily life.

Of course, health is more than just exercise, which is why I hope Soup pot Help me become a slightly better cook. This is not the first time I have used video games to enhance my cooking skills. But with Soup Pot, which is a game of making dishes with fresh ingredients, I might actually learn how to make more types of nutritious meals. Trying recipes in a virtual kitchen can at least reduce the possibility of everything catching on fire.

It is also important to pay attention to your mental and physical health. For video game lovers, almost any game can help in this particular category. If the headline can help you relax or put a smile on your face, then you are doing yourself a favor.There are other games that are a bit intense, but delve into what it means to fight mental health, such as the upcoming She dreams elsewhere, It checks anxiety. This game has not officially announced its launch in 2022, but I hope it will be implemented in time to help me achieve this year’s goals.

Spend more time with friends and family

In the past few years, keeping in touch with loved ones has been especially difficult. Aside from the normal effects of getting a new job and all day-to-day work, this epidemic has been doing its best to prevent me from visiting in person. In some cases, face-to-face conversation may be impossible, but keeping in touch is as simple as opening a gaming platform. Since 2020, the popularity of social games has been growing rapidly, which is not surprising. This is of course a trend that my friends and I have joined, and it is expected to continue until 2022.

Between us It is one of the easiest games for a large group of friends to jump into on a virtual party night. It’s not complicated to learn, encourages to speak, and many people can play at the same time. However, if you don’t worry about more players, some other good games we like to play together include Fall Guys, Valheim, Sea of ​​Thieves and Phasmophobia. Recently, we have been able to enter the same room together. When this happens, there are plenty of interesting party games to help everyone have fun.

Fading light 2 Keep humanity

Try new things

Although I can and hope to give up my comfort zone in a few different categories-food, activities, occupations, etc.-I am mainly interested in trying new types of video games next year. Coincidentally, this also means that some things in my career have changed, so I can cross out two items from the list at once. There will be a lot of new indie games that will excite me next year, some of which I will not have the opportunity to try in 2021. But there are also some big hits, and I hope to broaden my horizons.

One of the biggest upcoming events is Fading Light 2: Keeping HumanityNow, zombies are usually not my food, but my editorial colleague Brian Shea seems very excited about this title. Parkour, choices, and memorable characters all seem to be good reasons for me to give this post-apocalyptic game a chance.

However, there will be many amazing games next year. I hope I have time to fully explore games like Horizon Forbidden West, Elden Ring and even the sequel to Breath of the Wild, while still leaving some room for games that I would not normally choose.


What is your resolution for 2022? Does it involve video games? Let us know in the comments below!