I think there's a common thread here that it's because of a long hype train that creates unrealistic expectations. You drool over a game for 2 years, and when it comes out, you're already pretty much spent. It's the standard model for most companies these days and I think it ruins the experience for gamers. It's become more about the hype and build-up than just playing games. This is why I don't pay attention to hype and think people that fall for it are somewhat mindless drones that don't think for themselves. It's such a great experience going into a new game based on what you know you like and don't like rather than because of what people on the internet have been pounding into you for X amount of time on the hype train. I don't think people today can even imagine what it's like going to a video store to rent new games that you never heard of and find some really amazing games. Today, people practically know everything possible about a game before it hits the shelves so there's nothing new to learn once you put it in the console or install it.
For me, personally, I tend to play every game I buy and complete every task/mission there is and finish the game. I don't stop short because I'm bored or whatever like the OP mentions, and it's because I just buy games that I know I'll like and I didn't read much about the games beforehand to create unrealistic expectations. i.e. I don't follow the hype, I play what I like.
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