If you look at my previous posts, you can see how hyped I was for Metal Gear. I hadn’t eagerly anticipated a midnight release since sophomore year of college when Battlefield 3 released. But after jumping in for about 20 hours of gameplay, I have nearly lost complete interest in picking up the controller anymore. What the hell happened?
I’ll tell you what happened. I got a steady job, a steady girl, and I got old. It seems like there’s never enough time in the day to get shit done, and by the time I plop myself in front of the computer there’s little to no motivation to keep playing. While I’ve lost interest in the games that had originally hooked me, I find them repetitive and dull now. But the games I DO play have completely changed as well.
The older I get, the more I find myself interested in games with a much higher learning curve. I play in military simulation games with a large group known as ShackTac. I play Elite Dangerous with a full flight simulator setup. I invest more money into crap I don’t need to enjoy the game because, well, I have it. I’ve lost motivation to drop $60 on a game that may or may not be good, because I can only see myself getting a couple hours out of it an never picking it up again.