In trying to get through my catalogue of unplayed/unfinished games this summer I’ve found a bunch of games I’ve dedicated time to because on paper they’re everything I find compelling/fun/cool/etc, but that I’ve just completely bounced off of or in some cases totally hated.
Like, I’ve restarted Dear Esther maybe five times and never finished it. I think it’s a pretty game, I deeply enjoy walking simulators, I know it’s not even a serious time commitment but I can’t do it! I don’t know why!
The other side of this is games that do really cool things that I’m interested in experiencing, but that I just HATE playing. Hey Dark Souls. What’s up. I know the whole point is that death has meaning and consequence and I need to learn from my mistakes, but also: I hate playing you more than anything else because I have poor timing and reflexes and I hate playing for an hour and a half and making no progress. Which is too bad because Dark Souls’ lore? Is so good???
Do you have any games you want to like but just don’t? Do you force yourself to play them or do you just let it go? Why can’t you make yourself enjoy them?
edit: grammar, woops