I have tried a lot of the games on Gamepass that have been popular on here, Psychonauts 2, Ori, Ascent and a few others. Not spent more than an hour on them before uninstalling.
Same boat. Mid 40's, gamed all my life, have the latest series X and a big OLED TV and struggling to enjoy it. I find myself more into the pick up and play type games now rather than story driven epics. As much as I absolutely loved RDR I am barely half way through RDR2 and cant be bothered finishing it which is very much unlike me and a Rockstar title. I tried to go back to it at the weekend, had to burn some tobacco field. Got spotted by a guard, restarted the mission, turned it off. I have tried a lot of the games on Gamepass that have been popular on here, Psychonauts 2, Ori, Ascent and a few others. Not spent more than an hour on them before uninstalling. Had a go at Marvels Avengers too and think I spent less time playing than it took to download all 200g of it. Dull.
Spent quite a bit of time on Aliens fireteam as can jump in and out of it for half an hour or so and mechanics of it are quite simple but done with it now. Did enjoy World War Z as its much the same but again, done with that. Hoping Back 4 Blood will replace them both. Forza Horizon 5 looks to be much of the same as 4 which is no bad thing imo so will sink some time into that. Likely get the new COD for a single playthrough of the campaign before offloading it. Likely buy the GTA remaster although probably just for Vice City but other than that, nothing on the horizon that drums up any excitement.
Same boat, here. Series X, PS5, Switch. Gamepass, PSN, Nintendo Online, OLED TV, surround sound.
Spend more time downloading a game than actually playing it. I start and then I ask myself....what am I doing? this is a waste of time. Then I realise that I am not
Problem can be quite a lot of game where you have to "farm" to either make things or gain levels are starting to feel like work and not many people go to work just for the fun of it.
Yeah I get what you mean, I've said it before on here but to me it's like being a teenager with a chipped PS1 again. Mountains of games to play for zero investment. However it's not just that they are "free", spin forward nearly 30 years and I have the type of disposable income I couldn't even dream about back then, not only that but I find games are one of the very few things to actually get cheaper in time! I've not lived in the UK for a while but here anyway with $79 releases in the shops on day 1. For perspective that is about the same price as a 24 pack of beer. I'd not used gamepass before this year but have felt like this for a while.That might be part of the issue. I was doing the same initially with Gamepass - downloading and trying everything, skipping to the next after a few minutes/hours and not finishing or really enjoying anything. Basically using it as a gaming TikTok. Compared to being a kid, when money was tight and i'd thrash every game to death and often enjoyed them all the more for it, it was rubbish. There's definitely a point in a video game, beyond the initial novelty, when you get to the meat of the experience and really start to appreciate and enjoy it (when you think - this is bloody good and it has you by the nuts) and I wasn't getting any of that. Now the rule is that if i've enjoyed the first hour or so I stick with it until completion (unless it really takes a bad turn) and can't have more than two games on the go at a time. Initally it was a bit weird (and without going on too much of a tangent, not a million miles from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBwM-mCLQQo) as even the best games have some lulls and I was fighting the instinct to uninstall and move on at each one, but that soon passed and now i'm enjoying and have completed more games in the last year than in the previous 10.
Probably best giving it a break for a while. It’s what I do. Also it depends on what else you are doing in your life at the time. If you are getting much bigger dopamine rush from that activity, substance or whatever then gaming may indeed not have the same impact.I've been a keen gamer ever since I got my NES, sunk soooo many hours/days/months of my life into gaming. Now, I just can't be bothered.
It annoys me that I've lost my interest, I've got a great catalogue of games available to play across many formats, I just don't have the desire to actually play any of them. I know it sounds stupid, but gaming has always been my release, my escape.
Anyone else in the same boat? Hopefully with a bit of time, I'll get back into it.