Originally Posted by kevhuynh
You know, you can make that comment with just about anything in life unfortunately. At least I certainly can. Books, movies, music, games...it takes a LOT for me to be impressed or stimulated enough to continue. I think as we get older, we just get jaded by things and it takes more and more to give us that "wow" factor.
I don't think it is a matter of being jaded, but I feel like I have alot of other more productive things I could be doing then playing games. Not that I mind a little distraction from time to time, but that really can be anything even just web surfing. I guess I really did like games, but I really feel there is so much saturation out there. If you look at the reviews now from Gamespot & the likes there are so many good games that come out that get great ratings 9 or above. And these games are very good, but how do I choose which one to play anymore?
I would say a few years ago it was easier to look forward to a new game and the really good ones, the ones worth playing, were not coming out 5 - 10 at a time like they do now. Plus while games now are all generally very good (whats the point in releasing a bad game in this environment), stacked against each other, none are revolutionary. There isn't alot there for me to choose one over another. I thought Max Payne was great, very revolutionary. I might be dating myself but I though FFVII was very revolutionary and there wasn't anything equivalent at the time. Since then I haven't played a FF game because it was more or less just more of the same.
Too many choices make it an easier decision to just not play. Plus having a girlfriend among other things make playing games a very low priority.