With all the rush and excitement of new games near every week its hard to stick to one game for too long. Especially when they fail to excite you within the first hour or two. Recently I've taken to only buying games I really want (kind of for finacle reasons too). I refuse to listen to the hype any longer, looking at any gameplay footage is a no. With the exception of the launch trailer for a sense of excitement as usually the launch trailer is wrapped up in so much mystery it leaves you wondering. I really like everything to remain a mystery, like opening presents waiting to see what it is. Of course sometimes its a huge dissapointment, seriously huge but if you don't have any idea what is in the box or have any expectations you get this sense of excitement the first time you play it. I've ruined far too many games for myself in the past by over watching gameplay trailers or reading too much into the story.
At the same time my level of expectations has lowered; maybe because I'm getting older, or maybe because I learned it isn't worth the hassle... who knows. So I've taken to giving games I did buy, but did not nessarily enjoy a second chance. Namely one game called Fallout: New Vegas. Orginally I wasn't able to get into this game, my mind just seemed to wander everytime I tried to play it, but my finace and I have decided to give it a second go and surprisingly enough I find myself enjoying it this time around. This has made me think about the other games in my library that I didn't complete as I got bored or just didn't have the attention span for it and there is quite a few. Even video games deserve a second chance.
I believe people's expectations have become too high these days, especially with a new generation here. Maybe we should ask ourselves whether getting hyped up over something... over anything, is worth it and should we allow ourselfs to be dictated by this hype. Should we really care what other people think, because at the end of the day all we want to do is sit back play a video game and escape into a world other than our own, even if just for a few minutes.