I will preface this post by explaining my current gaming situation. I have two kids (12 years and 17 months), a part time work at home job, and a full-time "job" of travel hockey for my daughter, plus caring for my toddler son (no day care). While I do get some Switch time in at hotels and before bed, my available console/PC time is limited to generally 5-10 hours a week.
Now, my problem. I like Apex Legends A LOT. I'm not normally one for multiplayer shooters, but occasionally I latch on to one. I liked Halo Reach. I was pretty good at Destiny 1 Crucible. And I'm pretty good at Apex. Not outstanding by any means, but I've gotten a dozen or so wins and consistently make the top 10. I use multiple characters and like how most play. The problem is, if I want to stay competitive at all, I need to play regularly. And I want to play the game often, so that isn't the problem. The issue is that I also have a large backlog of games I would still like to play (Control, God of War, Spiderman, Outer Wilds, Outer Worlds, a bunch of Yakuza games, etc.), and as much as I like Apex, I also feel bad not getting to these other games. If I had more time in my gaming schedule, I could probably bounce between Apex and another game. However, given the current situation, I've decided to drop Apex altogether. I still want to play, but it seems to be all or nothing for me right now.
So, has anyone else had to stop playing a game because it was TOO good? I expect some MMO stories here, but am curious how often this happens.