I got kind of caught up in the GOTY hype this year and decided to make a top 10 list. Unfortunately, I quickly realized that I couldn’t come up with 10 games this year that I still felt really strongly about. I got to 8 and even a few of those are a stretch.
So I also decided to look into some games that came out this year that I’ve heard good things about and haven’t played. I’m taking a couple days off after New year’s eve, and I’m hoping to dig into them.
But here’s the problem:
I’m just not that excited about it. It’s a problem that’s been happening to me all year. I may get excited for a game, but after I play it for a few days (granted I may play for 6 hours a day) I hit a point where the game breaks for me, and I lose all interest. I loved Valkyria Chronicles 4 right up to the point where I didn’t, and now I can’t muster up any enthusiasm to touch it again, and I’m not even half way through.
And it’s happneing more and more with games before I even touch them. I’m looking at Ashen, Mutant Year Zero, and Disgaea 1 Complete, and Hob. I have 3 days to play whatever I want, but I can’t find the excitement.
So my question is this: How do you enjoy games? How do you get excited? What makes you want to finish a game? What makes you want to start a game? Help me enjoy my mini New Year vacation!