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Why do I get bored easily from playing modern video games?

  1. j Warren profile image60
    j Warrenposted 3 years ago

    Why do I get bored easily from playing modern video games?

    has anybody else encountered this?

  2. Link10103 profile image75
    Link10103posted 3 years ago

    Because they are crap probably. Ever noticed how you pay 60 bucks for a game you beat that same day? Its pretty much why i dont bother to buy any game that doesnt support a multiplayer mode of some kind.

    Now go back in time to before Playstation 3 and xbox 360 and you might find a number of games that take you days if not weeks to beat. Obviously my personal favorite being Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. Took me a week to beat the game after not having played it since i was ten, and i have no problem going back and playing it time and time again. I think a game that is almost 20 years old out performs most games that have been released this past year. Sad really.

    But if you want more bang for your buck, i suggest switching to PC gaming if you havent already. 60 bucks could probably get you like 3 different games that might last a month plus.

  3. Phasmatis profile image84
    Phasmatisposted 3 years ago

    Modern video games for all their shine and glamour lack a lot of the depth and impact that older games had. Many refer to it as dumbing down, making them appealing to casuals which corporations assume rightfully are stupid.

    Look at the Civilization series. Civ 2 had a vast amount of more features than Civ 5 did. Alpha Centauri is considered to be superior to Civilization Beyond Earth.

    It's important to remember to make games with meaningful impact on the world costs money that a lot of companies don't want to spend (which is also why they're going out of business).

    My solution is to focus more on indi games or game from smaller publishers. You'll find they still produce some pretty exceptional products.

  4. M. T. Dremer profile image96
    M. T. Dremerposted 3 years ago

    More likely than not it's just changing tastes. I used to love puzzle/adventure games (like Zelda) and dislike open world games (like Grand Theft Auto). But, as I've gotten older, I've found that I just don't have as much time to play a game as I used to. So I struggle to get through a Zelda title, and beat Saints Row 3 multiple times. Plus, as gamers age, there is definitely a sense of 'been there done that', which a newer generation of gamers wouldn't experience with the same modern games that bore you.

  5. JohnGreasyGamer profile image84
    JohnGreasyGamerposted 3 years ago

    Very recently I've been burnt out playing video games, but when it's what you do as part of your living that's an unfortunate downside. Then again, gamers who play less for whatever reason won't likely be as quickly burnt out as myself, because they can spread their game time accordingly and get the most for their money.

    Just out of curiosity, but what games have you been playing recently? How much time do you spend playing them? What machine do you play them on? These are a few questions that may help me understand why, as there's many reasons - you play too much, or your system hasn't got enough games coming regularly, or in my case you've been playing mediocre tripe the whole year and are tired.

    I would strongly recommend taking a break and getting your head into some great books and television. It only takes a few days for me to welcome even the most painfully average of games into my life and get reviewing them. If you need your video game fix though, get back into older ones and maybe do something with them - collect and/or review them would be my suggestion, as that often helps my burn out. ^^

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