I've been meaning to write something like this for a while now. It's something that's actually been bugging me and sometimes it -- to put it bluntly -- scares me.
Now it's no secret that I play games. As I type this I can look to my left and see a small collection of games that I've collected over my short years. Great titles, in my opinion. All from the current generation, mind you. All my PS1 and PS2 games are kept in a box in a dark corner of the house. I used to be buying a game a month. And I would have all the time in the world to play them. I'd finish them, I'd enjoy them, I'd go back and play older games and I'd enjoy them too.
But for some reason, it stopped being like that. I still like games. I still talk about them all the time. I still buy them from time to time and play them, but they aren't the same. I still have the same amount of time to play them. If I wanted I could sit down and play through a game and still have time for everything else I normally do. So, why don't I? Why can't I just play a game?
I recently hired Rage, a game I'm sure some of you would know of. I prepared myself for a weekend of play the game and I was excited. A new release, a free weekend, an HDTV. It seemed perfect.
But it dragged.
As I was playing the game, I felt bored. The game looked great. It ran better. But it just didn't feel right. I brushed it off as being the games fault. It was certainly lackluster. Amongst the rough there were a few diamonds I enjoyed, but as a whole, it was bland. I instead opted to play another recent purchase, Shadow of the Colossus, a game that I absolutely loved when I first played it. But as I played, I got bored. Once again, there were things that I enjoyed in the game, but nothing to keep me playing.
This happened more in the following days. I went back and played games, wanting to be attached to them. Rock Band, Halo, Yakuza, Tekken, Uncharted, Torchlight, Dark Souls, anything that I could get my hands on, I played. But they all just bored me. They were all tedious. And being young and stupid, there's only one way to classify this phenomenon.
I'm getting old.
And that's where I currently stand. I enjoy certain parts of games a lot. I enjoy the ideas of the games and I enjoy the idea of a game. So why can't I like them anymore?
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