I've always been a lurker, never really posted anywhere, but this question has been pressing me so much I had to ask it.
Don't get me started on Dark Soul's ridiculous expectations of me, but I will talk about The Stanley Parable. I just played it for exactly 60 minutes, I tried every path that was laid out for me until there were no more, and then the game started from the office again. Am I supposed to go forth again and keep experimenting with everything I just did trying to find the new path into new things I haven't seen?
Aside from those who are madly hell-bent on finishing notorious games to boast about it/be able to discuss them online, or those who are hell-bent on achievements and such, what kind of a person has the patience to go through maddening repetition in one game, or extremely punishing outcomes in another?
I realize we're all "non-casual gamers" here for the lack of a better label, we have the determination and skill to dive deep into these games and ace them, but there's a limit! I'm a man who has played games for 17 years, I've beaten dozens and experienced hundreds of them, but these games, they are supposed to irritate a sane human being. I can't fathom how you have the energy, patience and most of all the MOTIVE to be fucked with like this.
Please describe yourself, your psyche and your train of thought while experiencing these irritating, repetitive and maddeningly-vague games, and how you're able to stick with them and defeat them. You people seem like aliens with nerves of steel to me. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?
Thank you in advance :)