Sometimes, when you write about video games, it just feels good to be excited about something.
When I first learned about Dark Souls II and Bloodborne I felt the hype hit me hard, and I was okay with that.
I’ve warned about oversaturating oneself with hype in the past—whether you’re a consumer or a critic—but there’s a time and place for enthusiasm as well.
This isn’t just a video game phenomenon either. When I learned that HBO would be adapting Game of Thrones, or saw the first preview for Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings, or heard tell of a new prequel trilogy for Star Wars—all these instance were times I found myself bowled over with hype and excitement. Sometimes, of course, the anticipation is the best part.