Every since I was young, there are some genres that have required a different approach. Action games, whether third- or first-person, run-and-gun or methodical are simple for me. I start, I play, I finish.
My relationship with RPGs and strategy games has always been different, though. Ever since I first played Dragon Warrior and the original Final Fantasy, I’ve been disquieted by my initial play through.
I couldn’t identify it in those early days, and I didn’t always realize it was happening until it was done. I would play, often for a couple of hours, and then start over.
It’s not necessarily that I was playing poorly. In some cases, I was progressing just fine. But inevitably, I’d wipe my save and start over.