Am I the only one who experiences brain-lock when approaching the final stage or dungeon or whatever in a video game? I’m ready to head into the last level of the game I’m reviewing, but I can’t bring myself to tackle it. I even made a false start a little while ago, a foray just far to realize yeah better not. I don’t know why this always happens, but if I let myself pause before a game’s finale I have a hard time overcoming the weird psychological block that says, “Naw dude, better not.” I spent about a week dickering around in Final Fantasy VII before delving into the Northern Crater, for instance. And I forced myself to complete MGS3 in one sitting last Sunday because I knew if I quit before completing the final boss gauntlet I’d never convince myself to go after the Boss.
It’s stupid, of course; usually when I put the wraps on a game my first thought is, “Oh, was that it?” Ah, my stupid brain.
Edit: Oh, was that it? Sigh.