Just curious how folks are doing leading into a new generation... Theres no right or wrong answer, Im just curious about you momentum...
Does gaming still surprise you, uplift you? Are you still heavily invested, peeling off, finding other hobbies more rewarding?
Are you excited for next gen? Too soon? Indifferent?
Do you like gaming as much as you did at the beginning of this generation?
I think for me Im less excited about gaming. I still enjoy it during down times, but my other hobbies, like playing in a band, hiking, raising kids, coaching etc have diminished my desire to be invested. I no longer want every console, I want one that plays the games I like. I skip cut scenes alot too now. I don't believe gaming storytelling has evolved in any meaningful way and so I often perceive cutscenes as a waste of time. Occasionally I'll be riveted, but not often at all.
I also don't look ahead at new releases much anymore. I kinda just let it all happen and play games that catch my eyes. Lastly, there was a greater sense of diminishing returns this gen... Open world games feel even more open, bloated and les interesting... Rpgs aren't hiding anything new and even my beloved 2d sidescrollers have to get creative to peak my interest.... Games like Celeste, Dead Cells and the Messenger are offset by games like owlboy Axiom Verge and even Hollow Knight were more, just familiar if uninspiring
So I'm curious, after a generation of open world games, rpgs, FPS, action, adventure, platformer etc... Are you full head of steam into next gen, or are you more kinda meh.....?