Content of the article: "Nothing is sparking my interest. Any help or suggestions?"
I guess it's hard when you've been at a keyboard since before you can remember (dad is a big gamer) and now approach 30. Nothing is holding me, lately, and I don't know what to do. Normally I just go back and play old games I love but I'm struggling to even do that. (skip to the TL;DR if want to skip the rambling).
A recent list of games worth mentioning (spanning probably the last 5-10 years):
Trails in the sky – loved to death but can't seem to hold any interest to finish cold steel 3.
Arkham games: replayed these quite a few times. Were very enjoyable.
Witcher 3 – nice surprise (didn't know anything about witcher but got this with a GPU), loved it to death and beat it way too many times (read the books, played the first two, watched the series).
Sekiro – Got this on a whim after fallen order. In my teens I used to be a very hardcore gamer that loved a challenge. I thought that part of me was gone. Sekiro showed me it wasn't. This game renewed my gaming passion with a burning vigor. I wanted to be better, I wanted to keep trying, I wanted to keep making it harder. I stumbled into work without any sleep because "just one more time, you stupid ape!" I haven't felt this way about a game since high school and I loved it! The downside is that many of my favorites (Nier: Automata, bayonetta, astral chain, MGR:R) feel a bit like child's play. I tried Bloodborne and that felt too easy (dodge forward to win). I tried Surge 2 after a suggestion and it was challenging but a bit boring. I wasn't the greatest at it but nothing about it made me care to get better.
AC: Odyssey – the game that really sparked my conundrum. A game I should love, but don't. I'm an OG creed fan. I love the first, second (all of ezios stuff), 3 was okay, liked black flag, really liked unity, but I just can't get into Odyssey. It feels… dead. I don't know, but I can't enjoy it. I told myself it was the performance issues and I'll hold off until I upgrade. Monster PC upgrade later and I still can't get into it.
Red Dead Redemption 2 – played RDR a few times so I went for this after not liking odyssey. I loved it in the beginning. I was craving to play after work, but I can't finish. I'm at ch.6 and have the game open on steam this very moment, but lack the motivation to play.
I also do a bit of competitive online gaming. I just recently got into League of Legends and peaked at plat 2 this season (oddly enough sekiro helped with this, people have patterns just like the AI) but it's such a huge time sink, and not necessarily in a good way.
Back burner list off the top of my head: Tales of Berseria, Valkyria Chronicles 4, Far Cry 5, Darksiders 3, Kingdom Come: Deliverence.
TL;DR I'm having conflicting emotions. I feel like I might be burning out of video games. Although I kind of had this feeling before I picked up Sekiro and that proved that wrong. Now I'm stuck in limbo wanting a game that either draws me in like Witcher 3 did, or engages me the way Sekiro did.
- [SIB] BIOSHOCK Bundle and Sekiro or Red Dead Redemption II
- Last night I finished my eight month journey through the witcher franchise!
- I finally “got” Bloodborne.
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