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Submitted by AfricanWoolf 1415d ago | article

It’s Your Fault You Get Disappointed By Games

Life has gotten busy. Busy, busy, busy.

Almost everything I do, I do fast. Speed has become necessary if you want to function in a rapidly accelerating modern world.

There is so much content, so much to do, read, watch, see, experience, talk about, blog about, and tweet about that there is less and less time to actually savour the joy of life. Games haven’t gotten worse at entertaining us, we’ve become terrible at appreciating them. There’s a reason we remember our childhood games so fondly. We spent hours playing them, exploring their secrets and absorbing every byte of entertainment.

That was only a portion of our experience. For every game of Mortal Kombat I played, I spent hours more in wide-eyed, imagination fueled excitement, creating worlds and scenes in my head. I acted out fantasies with my brother with sticks and blankets for capes. I dreamed of the world with me in it, at the center of it, the most important part of it.

Even as a child, gaming wasn’t only about what there was – it was about all it could be.

Then I hit puberty. I grew up. I started using shaving cream to actually shave instead of spraying it into my hands and squelching it between my fingers. I matured, and with maturity sadly comes the death of innocence. (Assassin's Creed III, BioShock: Infinite, Borderlands 2, PC, PS3, Risen 2: Dark Waters, StarCraft II: Wings of LIberty, Xbox 360)

Ares84HU  +   1415d ago
hahahaha, very familiar story. I could say the same thing about me.

I remember myself spending weeks playing just a single level of Tomb Raider 3 just to find every secret and check out everything there is to see in that level.

Now, I just run through every game I get because I don't have too much time to play.....next to 12hour work days and a fiance, it's hard to find time to play.
AfricanWoolf  +   1414d ago
I don't think we'll ever have the time we used to have as children - and its a good thing, as children we're not well rounded. As adults we need to be.

I think my solution is to just play fewer games and to savour them more.

Whatever I decide to play, I'm just going to make sure that I don't play "for the sake of it"

I swear it will give more satisfaction than sprinting through ever big name game that releases :P
andrewsqual  +   1415d ago
Its also my fault that I always knew RE Raccoon Shitty and Downpour were gonna be absolute piles of shit that I had no and never will have any intention of buying. Oh and so is Devil May Unreal going to suck puke through a straw. Calling it right now.
ninjaman999  +   1415d ago
You DO know that someone else opinion, heard multiple times, skews your opinion right? Not to mention most of the reviews condemns the game for bugs when BUTTRIM had shitloads more. I played Raccoon City B4 the reviews and found it to be very fun and tense so Im sticking with my opinion. and It wasent buyers remorse, believe me bawhahaha I love ma vidya games :3
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AfricanWoolf  +   1414d ago
BUTTRIM :D This may be childish but that works on so many levels.

The game is shit (pun smiley face)

It's buggy and really quite lame when you think about all that was promised, and that I ended up expecting.

Your experience of Raccoon City confirms it for me - the less you know pre-play, the happier that playing is :)
MysticStrummer  +   1414d ago
Gotta love articles where the writer takes his/her own experiences and projects them onto all people so they can make some sweeping statement.
antz1104  +   1413d ago
Gotta love comments where someone doesnt get the context of the article, lol.

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