I don't like playing games anymore
Posted on December 23, 2016 at 07:53
My Steam library now has Borderlands 2, Skyrim, Dishonored (hail cpsgames!), and Darksiders.
I can't force myself to play them. I only scratched the surface of these games. I can see how awesome they are, but I don't like them.
I play them sometimes to kill time, but it's just that. When I turn them off, I don't feel like I really want to turn them on again. I play them because of Steam achievements, that's the sign that I don't really enjoy them.
Oh yeah, I tried playing Undertale, because it's "different". Undertale (hail Jani!) is... meh.
What the hell is wrong with me!? Why I can't enjoy good games!?
I'm afraid to buy games now because I will probably won't like them, no matter how awesome they actually are.
I guess it's RuneScape's fault. I truly loved playing that game, but then it died and it seems that nothing can fill the void it left. (Bleak, I know)
I can play Old School RuneScape (for those who don't know, it's the old version of RuneScape brought online a few years ago), but 1) it's still not the same and 2) it's rather expensive.
What else? I kind of like Hearthstone. I think that if I'll play it long enough, I'll start liking it as much as I liked RuneScape. But then it will probably die as well and I'll be left with nothing. Also, it has two problems. It's a 30 minutes per day game and sometimes it forces me to play with <insert not priest class here> to complete quests.
Dark Souls is a lovely exception. I really like how brutal it is. I can't play it not because I don't like it, but because I just can't make progress. I could try again and again, eventually overcoming its challenges, but I need games to rest from making games and Dark Souls is not a very good game for it.
Indie games? I've played few. Again, nothing. Void. But could be I've been playing wrong games. Oh, yeah, I enjoyed LIMBO. (I beat it in one sitting.)
Good thing I remain incredibly passionate about making games!
I'm having great time making Sector Six.
I'm having great time making my single player CCG, which is going to be released as alpha soon and you all are going to have to play it.
And maybe instead of playing games, I will start doing the A.C.E.D. game challenge!
I'll make a very simple game and Add Content to it Every Day. (I won't dedicate more than 1 hour per day) Imagine what it will be like 10 years later!
Anyway, do you guys ever had a similar "game depression"? Any tips on fighting it? Should I fight it?