Playing games has become a chore! Ok, that’s a little bit dramatic, but let me explain:
My game playing time has been dramatically decreased in recent years for a couple of reasons, and I was wanting to get back into gaming. I went through the addiction phase with games like Sim City, Baldur’s Gate, Half Life, the entire Fallout Series, Age of Empires, Myth, and I am wanting to get back the same kind of immersive (borderline obsessive) feeling about a game, but I am having a hard time finding the same single-minded enthusiasm I one had.
I never had a great gaming computer before, but I just recently built a machine that can play all of the games that I shortchanged the first time I played them. I had to play games like Half Life 2 and Doom 3 at incredibly low resolution. Still, playing through HL2 again just to see it all pretty has gotten old, same with Fallout 3. I have checked out some of the more highly recommended freeware and still can’t find anything that can hold my attention. It seems like the current offerings are just more of the same.
I guess I have two questions:
Did I just grow out of games? I know plenty of people my age and older (my dad included, who is a Fallout junkie) who still play. Do video games just get boring for some people?
Am I just not playing the right games? Is there something out there, either new or a version of a genre that I’ve played before, that will bring me back into the fold?