So I think I'm reaching the point where I'm just not into video games like I used to be. It's been a gradual thing.
Firstly there's the infamous backlog. I have all of these games I've wanted to play for years but I just never get around to it, or else I start playing them but never really commit to them. So there's this anxiety because there is so much to play, but you're never going to play most of it lol.
Then there's the time and energy for it, and being in the right mood to really sit down to play a game, which just doesn't come around as often now. Honestly getting a cup of coffee somewhere is more exciting for me than playing most games.
Lastly I think I've had so many disappointing things happen that have soured me on games. Games releasing incomplete, games being delayed - and still releasing incomplete or something, games releasing with some sort of archaic requirement, or finally releasing after much fanfare and not really scratching that gaming itch. I think I've experienced this sort of disappointment recently with the Overwatch 2 launch, because of its number requirement.
There's also the cost. Cost for games, cost for game systems (or computer upgrades), cost for online gaming services, and for DLC and the like.
I had been looking forward to Overwatch 2, but just like that I'm probably not ever going to play it. And I'm okay with that. Similarly, I had been looking forward to playing Persona 5 Royal, and I'd still like to, but I just don't know if I have the energy or the right mood to dedicate to it like I mentioned in the third paragraph.
I tried playing WoW Classic again recently but quickly became bored with it, like after doing the starting area quests. That's never really happened to me before. But I just don't have the drive or the time to dedicate to a video game like that anymore.
I like my gaming system, I just bought it over the Summer, but I don't know how much use it is really going to get. And I suspect it might even be the last game system I own.
So I'm wondering if anyone else here is going through this, or can relate to some of it. Do you still find it enjoyable to play anything, or has it become this energy-draining, money-draining, time-draining task for you? What is your relationship with gaming like right now?
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