Spider-Man, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and My Approach to Tackling Multiple Hot New Releases

With the busy season for video game releases in high gear, it’s inevitable that you’ll run into a scenario where you’ll end up with multiple games you want to play at about the same time. Generally speaking, this is awesome! For me, I got Spider-Man and Shadow of the Tomb Raider within a week of each other. But how do I split my time between a number of games at once? I don’t.

Over the years, I have discovered that splitting my attention between multiple games at once is not something I handle well. Inevitably, I struggle to get invested in any of the games in my queue until I drop some or all of them from my rotation. Because of this, I tend to keep my focus set to one game at a time. This way, I get the most out of each game, at the cost of not being able to get around to games further back in my queue in a timely manner. In the case of Spider-Man vs. Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Peter Parker is getting the nod over Lara Croft. If you’re looking for discourse from me on the latter, don’t hold your breath. I’ll get to it eventually.

The one quasi-exception to this approach is the Nintendo Switch. By virtue of it doubling as a portable platform, I can make great progress on the go during times when I wouldn’t be able to play PlayStation or Xbox games. However, even Spider-Man took a back seat earlier this week when I scrambled to try and wrap up the exceptional Hollow Knight.

Maybe I just have a one-track mind when it comes to completing games. How do you approach multiple hot titles at once?


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