At the moment, I am engaged in a kind of hideous leapfrog between Devil May Cry 1 and Resident Evil 4. I play one until I get stuck with a fight that's too friggin' hard. Then I go play the other one until I encounter same. Then I switch back, hoping that I will have fresh energy and enthusiasm.
This was a great idea until I got stuck between two fights that weren't resolving no matter what. I cannot get out of that damn house with the cultists coming in through the windows, and while I defeated the Black Knight at great personal cost, the follow up fight with a shadowy sabertooth is breakin' me.
Devil May Cry keeps trying to take pity on me and offer me easy mode, but I am a Real Man (tm)* and I will not succumb!
(Okay, fine, I succumbed and then it was way too easy and I went back and unsuccumbed. I have my pride. If I wanted a cakewalk, I'd go play Soul Caliber II. Damnit.)
So, naturally, I find myself in the usual gamer's conundrum...my chosen form of stress relief is making my blood pressure spike.
Now I have to fight a boss, die horribly a few times, go play spider solitaire to unwind, go fight a boss...oh, well, at least the printer's still going...
*Presence of ovaries notwithstanding. Real Manhood (tm) knows no gender!