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As I get older, I find myself less interested in video games.

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I'm about to be 30, and just don't find then holding my attention like they used to. Really all I enjoy anymore is fallout 4 and league of legends. Remember when you were a kid and wondered how anybody could not like cartoons? I'm like that adult with video games now. ...

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I'm about to be 30, and just don't find then holding my attention like they used to. Really all I enjoy anymore is fallout 4 and league of legends. Remember when you were a kid and wondered how anybody could not like cartoons? I'm like that adult with video games now. ...
I'm 30 and I understand. I like the idea of most videogames more than I like the games themselves nowadays. I have no patience for bad games anymore. Too limited on time. Good thing MH4 is around Smilie
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I hear you dude, I'm 28 and a lot of the games seem cool and fun, but I just don't have the time to invest in them. Wish I could sit down for 4-6 hours and just play games.
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I enjoy games playing with friends. Always crazy new antics.
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That's partly because most of them suck now. Look at the complexity of games like the original Deus Ex, original Rainbow Six, and FO3 compared to where we are now. Once in a while we get a TLOU to give us hope but it's mostly filler titles we are left with instead.
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cant find any game am excited to start and keep playing for whole day
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That's partly because most of them suck now. Look at the complexity of games like the original Deus Ex, original Rainbow Six, and FO3 compared to where we are now. Once in a while we get a TLOU to give us hope but it's mostly filler titles we are left with instead.
Yeah most do but I think that's partly based on taste. My taste has changed considerably. I think the souls/Bloodborne (from software action RPGs) are the best things coming out now. I'm not getting excited for anything like dark souls 3 right now. I will make the time to play that. But I know you're not into that genre.
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I'm 30 and I understand. I like the idea of most videogames more than I like the games themselves nowadays. I have no patience for bad games anymore. Too limited on time. Good thing MH4 is around Smilie
I know what you mean exactly about more excited about the idea of a game...growing up sucks!
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i always really excited to play some games i uesd to play many years ago, but found it very boring , maybe taste changed. times fly~
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I know what you mean exactly about more excited about the idea of a game...growing up sucks!
Yes exactly this. I get excited for the games still, but not AS excited. And I put considerably less time into them now as they barely hold my attention.
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I like the idea of most videogames more than I like the games themselves nowadays.
I've grown much more picky of games myself too... most of what I've played in the last 5 years can be summed up in 2 titles - Mass Effect 3 (co-op multiplayer mode) and Planetside 2. Both those had stuff that took time to unlock/grind towards.

I love the concept of Star Citizen but the gameplay when I tried it before (not the current 2.x alpha, it was a while back) was just too hard to manage the flight model. I love the concept of Civilization games but unlike the original Civ/Civ 2, more recent versions have failed to hold my interest. Partly because they got a bit too complex and I couldn't just play it and win without having to do un-fun stuffs. Having to annex city states and what not - heck, I just want to be able to conquer the whole world without having to worry about my empire growing too big.

I remember the original Command and Conquer and had so much fun back then, but most of that genre has gotten to be less fun over time and while they might be more realistic now, there's just too much rock, paper and scissors for my liking now. Original Starcraft/Warcraft was so great, but SC2 didn't manage to draw me in at all.

The only more recent single player titles that I've enjoyed is Far Cry 3/4, Witcher 3 and now Fallout 4. Witcher 3 and Fallout 4 are magnificent titles, even if they're ridden with bugs at times. The Far Cry world is stunningly beautiful to explore. At least this genre didn't disappoint - I look to them as sort of the Half-Life, System Shock, Baldur's Gate spiritual successors.

Dragon Age 2/Inquisitions is trash to me... Bioware is almost a dead company to me now... they've strayed so far from their origins. Bethesda is still Bethesda though, and while they might have bugs, the successor to Skyrim should be something to look forward to.

I never got into the whole action-adventure genre so stuffs like Assassin's Creed type titles are totally out of the question for me. Tried some but they never could hold my attention and were a total waste of money.

So I'm left with limited RPGs and certain FPS shooters with MMO/RPG-like elements. The stuff I like most is content that takes years to make, but most of the gaming industry is focued on turning out volume selling and cheap reruns ie. COD series, BF series, GTA series, etc.
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I've grown much more picky of games myself too... most of what I've played in the last 5 years can be summed up in 2 titles - Mass Effect 3 (co-op multiplayer mode) and Planetside 2. Both those had stuff that took time to unlock/grind towards.
It's funny. As I've gotten older, I have lost patience for most unlock/grindy type things. Now, I know that's hypocritical because I like Monster Hunter so much but, despite the randomness to item drops, I at least feel that the reward is tied to the gameplay. I'm quite nearly to the point where I don't even find Zeldas enjoyable because getting from point A to point B requires 6 steps that are pretty non sequitur as far as logic is concerned and only serve to pad the length. There are a few things in MH4 that I find this about -- for example, having to get one item to trade for another item to forge a weapon. Trading is an unnecessary step -- they should make the weapon depend on the original item, not the traded item.

It's weird and I understand I'm not completely consistent because there are some fetch quests that I will tolerate, but overall, I'm better at recognizing when those things are in a game and have a negative attitude towards them overall.
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I know what you mean exactly about more excited about the idea of a game...growing up sucks!
meh....the sometimes loss of video game magic is made up for by having a family and money to spend however you choose -- vacations, pool tables, fine wines, whatever. Plus, I really like the idea of buying houses....now if only I can get more money Smilie
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I feel similar about single player experiences.

But I really enjoy playing strategically and/or as a team so I think I will enjoy it for years to come. Problem is finding that game.
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I kinda find this has helped me in a good way. There's lots of stuff I've wanted to do, but having to play games so much to unlock stuff has killed my time. I've been learning guitar the passed couple months and play my PS4 maybe once every few days. There is other things to do besides games.
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