Do I have a problem? I have a terrible habit of becoming attached to stories and characters. So much so that when the game/series/book ends the whole experience becomes sour. I know that everything has to end sometime but if it's something i'm really enjoying I feel totally guttered that theres "Not going to be any more". Do you have this problem or am I just a 'big girls blouse'. Examples Most RPG's (Persona 4, Final Fantasy's etc) Animes (Evangelion, Darker Than Black etc) Books (Harry Potter etc)
No you don't have a problem. I'd say that's a condition that affects anyone who feels passionately about something. I get it all the time. Even now I refuse to watch the final episodes of shows like the Sopranos, and if I play an old JRPG, I'll prolong my playthrough as much as possible to avoid having to watch the ending. It's kinda amazing how we can get so attached to these things.
Hell, it took me about ten years to finish Final Fantasy 8. I would go back every now and then to try and get more pieces for ultimate weapons, but really I just didn't want to march off to the end of time. It did feel nice to see that afterwards everybody was still fine, though.
nah you're good OP. Happens to a lot of us.
Over time I've gotten to actually enjoy the end of a story instead of dread it, once I changed my perspective a bit. Still playing to end of a game like Persona 4 or a FF game is sad because you know their stories are usually over. At least the good parts are anyway.
I'm the exact opposite in that I rarely, if ever, emotionally connect to a story. Oh, I'll recognize it as trying to connect to me emotionally, and I'll even paradoxically call it a success in that regard, but I won't be emotionally moved by it.
People in real life can be so much more interesting than characters on the screen or page. A relationship with characters is just a cheap imitation, a poor passive facsimile with no effort required. So in that regard, I do not get attached to characters in and of themselves because I view that as a kind of knock off of the real thing. I know what you mean about feeling bummed out that something beautiful can end though. After reading Molly Blooms soliloquy thereby concluding Ulysses I just felt like....damn.
Yes i have had this feeling from time to time when i get really into a series. Most recent is mass effect i love the world and the story that i'm creating and hitting halfway into the game i realizes it coming to an end and i don't want to leave it.
I will not play Mass Effect 3 because the writers felt the need to ruin most of the background things they created before, be it codex stuff or just characters doing out of character things(really big out of character things)
Edit: Also Chuck ended on season 3 or something where he finally got that awful happy ending with dead superman. That show kind of sucks either way though