It's pretty rare that I get worked up over a computer game release, and even rarer that I pre-order one. While I enjoy games quite a bit, and spend more time than I probably should playing them, I just don't get that hyped up very often. Thus far, the only two games I have ever pre-ordered have been GalCiv2, and the expansion Dark Avatar.
That is until recently. The other day I went ahead and preordered Mercenaries 2, the sequel to Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction. This may seem an odd choice for someone who has previously only been excited enough over turn based 4x to preorder, but I am really looking forward to this game's release.
Since I'm going into my Senior year of college, I'm not going to have a lot of time for games this year. I am taking a fairly heavy work load this semester, and the prospect of having to really work at my video games doesn't sound very appealing to me. So, I see this game as a great opportunity to drop in, release some stress by blowing all sorts of nonsense up with insane amounts of explosives, and then get back to the books.
So, while I enjoy GalCiv, I think that it's going to be put on hiatus for a few months. In the mean while, I'll await the spring thaw by keeping warm from copious amounts of firepower.