A setting can be spoiled? What the fuck?
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The problem is that the majority of game writing is still very poor. There are exceptions but they sort of prove the rule. Movies, books, and TV shows get a past because they have a history of quality that moves beyond their medium. For video games, I can only think of a handful of games that do that.
I tried one, saw it was wave based, and stopped. I can't stand wave-based level design. But that's just a personal taste thing. I've always found that design tedious and boring.
I've only played five or so missions of the single player but it is really good. But for some reason I'm not really having fun exactly. I mean it is really good, it looks great, I think the story in concept is pretty neat (the dialogue on the other hand...). I'm just not having a lot of fun. I'll play for fifteen-thirty minute chunks and have my fill for the day. I don't really know how to put into words why that is though.
Every moment, no matter how good or bad it is, is temporary. Whatever you are experiencing will pass. Maybe not wmeveryyhing in your life will be perfect but the suicidal thoughts so many people experience will pass with time and be replaced with something else. So if you act solely on those thoughts you are making a permanent decision to a temporary problem. It's like the drug addict that that binges on drugs as soon as they have a strong craving. In both cases, a temporary feeling is bring given the power to dictate one's life completely.
So try to remember, you and anyone else who has had these thoughts, everything is temporary. Every emotion and thought will end. Don't etch that temporary moment into stone with a permanent solution. Especially one that denies any chance for improvement. Please don't allow a temporary problem to have that much control over you. It isn't worth it and I promise you everyone can control Thisbe urges until the moment passes. We are all of us strong enough.
Wow, the first paragraph to that quote fucking sucks. Fuck the person who wrote that shit.
I reread the sexual dysfunction part of the DSM just to make sure I got it right (I was away from my DSM 5 when I wrote this). The female disorder is broken up into 6 symptoms and three must be present for a woman to be deemed abnormally disinterested in sex. The male disorder, however, barely explains what 'disinterest' means. Basically, you could justify any and all disinterest as fitting the description given.
@jasonr86: are specific classifications of addictions like that "Internet Gaming Addiction" actually be useful for anyone in your line of work? It sounds rather frivolous to me, so why did anyone propose it in the first place?
I think it would be pointless and that I would never use it. But, as of now it's there for research reasons. No one can diagnosis it as of now. But it's being proposed which is code for 'yo we need to research this.' Clinically, I don't see the point of it. I think in a situation where this diagnosis would fit, for video games or anything else that is not being experienced in relative moderation, another diagnosis would likely be much more prominent and relevant.