Another day another game.

I am starting to think that I have problems with my attention span. I can't seem to play a game for more than a few days at most without getting bored with it. I don't know if it is because of the games or because of me.

I mean I played World of Warcraft (before quitting that of course) for a total of 365 days IN GAME TIME! So I would think that I wouldn't have a problem staying attentive for a new game but alas that is not the case.

So recently I have adjusted my YouTube content to something that I know I like to do. And that is highlights, basically I stream a game, do a highlight reel, go on to the next game.

Maybe I should stick to that since at the end of the day I need to do something I like and that will be reflected in my videos. And well... I do videos because I like to do them and why would I do videos I don't like doing?

Welcome to psychology 101!

Edited by Tireyo

Maybe video games aren't your hobby since you have a short attention span and get bored with them quickly. Try movies or something else instead.

Posted by Agraba

@tireyo643: Actually those are what keep me focused the most I believe. Since I am actively doing something, my mind is set on the task at hand and either if it is a puzzle or a strategy needs solving it will make my mind completely focused on the task at hand.

The problem lies in when I put the game down I have little to no lust to go back to it.

Edited by CornBREDX

I sometimes have that problem too.

I blame the games, though. A lot of current games just hold little to no interest for me.

To be fair, though, I have been not finishing games since the Genesis. It probably wasn't until Adventure games (and games like Duke Nukem 3D) that I actually finished a game on several occasions. I have found, though I only finish games I really really enjoy. It doesn't mean the games are bad if I don't finish them (or even good if I do finish them- I mean, hell I finished and loved The Thing [The game version] and Deadly Premonition to name a couple of games that are considered to be bad), only that they are going on too much for me or I have played my fill of a game. If that's to completion that's a plus, if its only over 20 hours, still a plus. So, I have learned it's just my play style sometimes.

This happens the most, for me, in open world games.

Posted by Agraba


Someone actually said it, yeah especially in open world games I seem to be having that issue. I don't know but maybe it is because of the fact that it is a bit to open...

I am one of those guys that actually don't mind linear games (when done right of course). And I feel weird when people mention games being linear as if that is a bad thing in itself when I don't mind that one bit.

The fact that you only finish games you enjoy and not necessarily good games is a statement I would like to align myself too since games that are really good are not the same as games that I enjoy, games that I enjoy are truly subjective.

One way or another, maybe I am just an old man that never will get back into games the way that I played them. Games, games never change... They just... Ok games have changed a bunch!