Following Gaming apathy (or just getting bored with it all). Page 8

  • andytheadequate 19 Aug 2017 11:25:09 9,104 posts
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    LittleSparra wrote:
    I tend to find my enthusiasm waning for anything that isn't MP atm.

    Lost Guardian, Nex Machina, Gravity Rush, Witcher 3 and Hitman all unfinished. Same old MP games on xbone hammered. Guess i am in a groove.
    Same here, single player games have lost their appeal for me. My problem is that I generally only enjoy multiplayer games when playing with people I know so my gaming time is reliant on the availability of others.
  • KnuttinAtoll 19 Aug 2017 12:38:26 8,089 posts
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    LittleSparra wrote:
    I tend to find my enthusiasm waning for anything that isn't MP atm.

    Lost Guardian, Nex Machina, Gravity Rush, Witcher 3 and Hitman all unfinished. Same old MP games on xbone hammered. Guess i am in a groove.
    For me it's currently the other way around. Bought The Witcher 3 last week and am in love with the game, hope that won't fade as it's a big one.

    Forza Horizon 3, Elite and Assetto Corsa keep me happy just messing around in them, not having to get invested in a story of sorts helps with quick sessions (that usually turn into long ones).

    Deleting a number of AAA games I didn't enjoy or got bored of helped decluttering my library, hard disk and also mind.
  • wobbly_Bob 19 Aug 2017 15:03:57 5,157 posts
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    I play less games partly because there's so many other things that i enjoy: going out, cooking, reading, movies, tv shows, photography, reading articles, watching shit on YouTube...

    When i do play games i don't really like the huge AAA games. There're so devoid of any imagination or soul. If I'm going to play something it will normally be an underrepresented genre or an indie title. I often think that moving to 3D was a mistake. 2D games of such an immediacy to them. Almost all games could work well in 2D. I'll often play something i can pick up and play for a quick session then leave. Most modern games require too much time faffing around.

    That said i saw cities skyline is on ps4! I love that genre so I'll probably buy it soon. Time sink central.
  • ZuluHero 19 Aug 2017 15:10:59 8,623 posts
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    I'm finding shorter games to be suiting me better at the moment, just finished inside and everybody's gone to the rapture, playing little nightmares atm.

    The problem with all the big games I have is that they are huge sprawling open world epics, and an hour or 2 barely makes a dent. It really hits my enthusiasm.
  • Darth_Flibble 19 Aug 2017 15:25:08 4,185 posts
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    Recently played Just cause 3 and the mission design was lazy and poor, real cookie cutter shit like it was thrown together in a hour. It really does feel like some dev has no clue what makes a mission good eg they will do some shit escort mission or protect this stupid object for x amount of minutes. You see this in AAA games a lot now.
  • ZuluHero 19 Aug 2017 18:44:01 8,623 posts
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    Maybe we've just seen too many and there are No. New. Ideas?
  • LittleSparra 19 Aug 2017 18:47:12 7,926 posts
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    JiveHound wrote:
    LittleSparra wrote:
    Dragon Age was the epitome of misguided AAA, it won't improve.

    Still has some great bits, mind.
    I keep being told it does by everyone, that's the only reason I've been trudging through it.

    Damn it Red
    I still think it is mostly misguided ;)
  • Deleted user 19 August 2017 20:09:36
    I think it's the games more than us.

    I thought I was done with games and then along came the Switch and zelda. 215 hours later and i figured i still like games. I do think some of the AAA games are dull as hell these days, all amazing graphics and sod all game.

    Another reason I like the Switch is the indie games. Crappy graphics sometimes, but usually a really fun game. I also like how quick it is to get into something. Just turn it on and it's instantly there with your games. I used to get sick of waiting for my pc to load. But the time it did I was already bored.

    Edited by GuybrushThreepwood at 21:11:33 19-08-2017
  • ZuluHero 19 Aug 2017 20:16:51 8,623 posts
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    Disc swapping for me too, I sometimes can't be bothered to walk over the room and switch games! :)
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    Hopefully VC will come to the switch next year too. They'd be mad not to have their classics on a hand held...oh no they are mad.

    I'll still probably get one for Christmas.
  • ghostgate2001 19 Aug 2017 21:18:11 673 posts
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    ZuluHero wrote:
    Disc swapping for me too, I sometimes can't be bothered to walk over the room and switch games! :)
    This, too. If I have one game on disc while I can start the other without moving my lazy ass, i.e. by simply picking it from a menu, then it's usually the digital one that gets played.

    Case in point: Yooka-Laylee. Saw it on sale on disc a while ago, but passed and waited to pick it up on sale digitally. Because it's an "OK" game rather than a great game. And I knew I probably wouldn't get off my arse to play an "OK" game, but it would get played if all I had to do was push a button to start it.

    And here I am, playing it and quite enjoying it. If I'd had to get up and put a disc in to start it then I'd probably be playing something else instead.

    There's a moral here, but I'm buggered if I know what it is.
  • andytheadequate 20 Aug 2017 00:14:09 9,104 posts
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    With the ridiculous number of games available, and with only limited time, why buy and play an 'OK' game?
  • Deleted user 20 August 2017 01:25:45
    andytheadequate wrote:
    With the ridiculous number of games available, and with only limited time, why buy and play an 'OK' game?
    This.

    I hate feeling like I'm wasting precious time on something just to fill it.
  • Dombat 20 Aug 2017 01:57:23 1,742 posts
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    I've found that trading in games I know I can't be bothered with, dumping PS+ and just being really picky about what I've bought in 2017 has helped me refine my game collection so it's a little less overwhelming.

    I still have a backlog but its full of games I really want to get round to playing (rather than stuff I bought on a whim or having been caught in the release hype).

    As a result I think it's helped maintain my enthusiasm for gaming because games that aren't doing much for me just get no playtime anymore.
  • ghostgate2001 20 Aug 2017 04:41:38 673 posts
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    Calling it merely "OK" was probably a bit harsh... It's a game that I'd been intending to play since it released, in a no-rush wait for it to be in a sale way. It has its flaws (the dodgy camera, mainly) and doesn't manage to exceed the older games it's riffing on, but pure old-school 3D platformers are rare (haha) these days and I had a yearnin' for one :)

    It seems to have done the trick, anyway, because I've been playing it daily for the last few days and haven't drifted away from it yet :)
  • THFourteen 20 Aug 2017 07:22:03 53,476 posts
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    What's worked for me over the last few years is only having one game on the go at once and not buying any new ones until I've finished that one.

    Sure I don't play as many games but I save a lot of money and concentrate on one game at a time so there's never that procrastination of "what do I feel like playing"
  • samuraishep 20 Aug 2017 08:48:52 22 posts
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    Yeah it's annoying. I've just finished rise of the tomb raider .... it was ok , if I see another collapsing platform though I'll scream. Mass affect andromeda , got a third of the way through. Uncharted 4 was decent, fallout 4 disappointing. Loads of other games I've failed to mention just feel like an online mmo with a basic story. I used to love uncharted , Max Payne, gta . Now I just sigh and get bored pretty quick. P.S. yes I got a switch at launch but not played it massively (not a big Nintendo fan) got zelda and Mario kart and just started splatoon 2 yesterday quite enjoying it, it's...... different.
  • Darth_Flibble 20 Aug 2017 10:24:01 4,185 posts
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    ZuluHero wrote:
    Maybe we've just seen too many and there are No. New. Ideas?
    More like some designers play it safe with crappy and boring game design as the masses/casual gamer will be put off. For example Just cause 3 could of had fun and OTT missions but they stuck in defend moron AI, defend this object, flip switch and shoot this object. You think it might get better when you jumping on missiles (again) but it falls back on some cookie cutter game design or lazy MMO style fet ch quests in recent bioware games

    Some with level design, they can design what ever they want but some fall back on a sewer level, ice or fire level.

    Just started playing Oxenfree and its a great game to get out the gaming apathy from the "AAA shit fest"
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 20 Aug 2017 10:26:26 13,239 posts
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    I've mostly given up on new stuff and have been revisiting or catching up on games from last gen and before. It all feels much fresher than feeling like trying to keep up with new release treadmill.
  • docrob 20 Aug 2017 21:32:59 1,533 posts
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    I've been playing mostly Overwatch for a while now. It drives me nuts, but it doesn't demand massive commitment (I gave up trying to keep up with my 12 yo) and fun can be had in 30-45 minute sessions.
  • LittleSparra 20 Aug 2017 22:54:09 7,926 posts
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    Got Pyre to try and jerk me out my malaise.

    Nope. Not essential for me, for sure.

    Grrr. Retail therapy is out. Just gonna play my mobas.

    Edited by LittleSparra at 22:54:33 20-08-2017
  • rice_sandwich 21 Aug 2017 07:19:00 6,426 posts
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    Uninstalling Steam has been great for me recently. I'll go back to it eventually but taking a long break from an overwhelming choice of games has been good. I just have the Switch and 3ds and I'm doing fine.

    I feel I only have time for two hobbies. I'm not sure gaming is a hobby any more, I think it has slipped into the 'interest' category - something that I like and do but not at the expense of my main stuff. I'll play when I have time but I'm no longer making time for it. I still like reading about it but that's more about taking breaks during the working day.
  • Deleted user 21 August 2017 08:22:25
    Too much choice is a bastard. I only watch one tv show, play one game at a time, otherwise you get overwhelmed. Even the relentless psn games I know I have and will never play does my head in.

    No fear of that with a switch! :D
  • THFourteen 21 Aug 2017 08:47:01 53,476 posts
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    mecha-DR wrote:
    Too much choice is a bastard. I only watch one tv show, play one game at a time, otherwise you get overwhelmed. Even the relentless psn games I know I have and will never play does my head in.

    No fear of that with a switch! :D
    Lol. The only exception to this rule for me is FIFA or Pro Evo depending on which one i've picked up that year. I find it perfect for dipping in and having a quick match when i've only got 20mins to play and dont feel like loading up whatever RPG i'm currently on.
  • DUFFMAN5 15 Apr 2020 20:53:02 25,693 posts
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    After just turning off my Xbox, and PS4 earlier due to boredom for the second night on the trot, when I actually have (had) a good few hours of uninterrupted gaming, I wonder if I am getting bored of off gaming.

    I think I play through habit above any other drive. For example Gears of war as many of you know is my total passion, however I would honestly say that 80% of the time I spend with it, I fucking loathe it... Or to say it correctly, I loathe how shit I am at the multiplayer.
    This is true I really suck, but I am absolutely addicted to the high I get on the once or twice per night when I make an unbelievable play.
    All the other times I come off flat and pissed off/angry. I don't need to tell you guys it is only a game of course,but that is too easy.

    Moving on to my tons of other games, I play them but I'm trying to annalise if I actually "have fun" I'm not so sure I do. It is just rote I think.
    Over this week I have played and been frustrated we so many games, even the ones I have had fun with.

    I think I wish I could knock it on the head and do other things in the evenings or weekends...

    Anyway just fancied a moan.

    EDIT on 16/04/20.
    Just to clarify I will not be stopping Gears...never happening. 😉👍😁

    Edited by DUFFMAN5 at 11:37:27 16-04-2020
  • fontgeeksogood 15 Apr 2020 20:55:48 9,452 posts
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    You are ready for a RIG
  • Rum_Monkey 15 Apr 2020 20:57:12 607 posts
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    Git gud scrub.
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