The older I get the further out of touch I feel for this generation of gaming. I have tried to play most of the big named titles that come out every year, but my time and effort always seem to come up short. Last year I was able to play through and beat Mass Effect 2, Red Dead Redemption, Heavy Rain, and that was about it. Yeah, I tried diving into some of the other great games available, but just couldn't stay focused long enough to finish them or even get through the first 10 hours of game play.
Titles such as Assasins Creed 2, Assasins Creed Brotherhood, Bioshock 2, Fallout New Vegas, God of War 3, and many other games were never able to hold my attention long enough to either begin or finish them. I partly blame my love for FPS games that take up too much of my time without really making progress in any sense. Black Ops and MAG took up a lot of the time available that I could have used to beat those games listed, or get started on games I missed prior to that such as Dragon Age Origins.
That's the funny thing about FPS games, they are fun to play for a lot of people but we usually miss out on other games cause we set aside days worth of gaming just so we can prestige, or get our K/D ratios up. I have had a lot of fun with Black Ops but finally I have just had to set it aside for a bit so I can get focused on taking part in some great games that are slipping through my fingers with each day passing. Once I fall behind in new releases there is little chance I will catch up to the game or ever come close to beating it.
So with 2011 here and the gaming season about to kick off once again with Dead Space 2 already dropping, I am going to try and stay in the loop this year and hopefully play more then just the big 2 or 3 games of the year. When I was a kid this wasn't a problem, too much time on my hands then but not now. So I get older and pickier with my time for games cause don't have enough to become that hardcore gamer who plays 99% of the games that came out this year. People complain about games being too short, but I thank my lucky stars for games like that these days! Maybe that means i'll actually beat it.