I didn’t used to be bad, I really didn’t. Decades ago I would complete the likes of Tomb Raider without batting an eyelid. The early Final Fantasy games sent you back to the start of a dungeon if you died, but that wasn’t an issue as I was wiping the floor with bosses. I even did all the levels on Stunt Car Racer. I think.
Now I am almost 40 and I seem to be rubbish. My reactions in FPS games have gone. I can’t remember the best equipment to use for situations on rogue games. I can’t plan three moves ahead in Tactics games. I can no longer score with 50% of my shots in NHL.
I am a shell of my former self.
Granted, a baby in the house means I have much less game-time now, so I “practice” less in FPS. I am 90% a Switch only player now. And I would imagine that, generally, the reactions of a near 40 year old are not those of an 18 year old amped up on Red Bull (or whatever you kids drink these days to stay awake playing games until 4am).
But still, I have just wiped on level 2-8 of Mario Rabbids and all I have seen about this game is “it doesn’t get hard until the end of world 3”. I can’t get past the Flying Fortress on Sonic Mania. I am only 30% in on Arcade difficult level on Neurovoider and if I eat one more thing in Minecraft rather than digging I am going to scream.
Tell me I am not alone. Please. It is dark here.