Recently when I was talking to my brother about Persona 5, he mentioned that this was probably going to be his last Persona game he will play. Right now he's 30, married, and has two kids. From his perspective, he doesn't see himself spending time with a game that is focused on high school students and going to school when he is so far removed from that age and setting.
I didn't dig too deep into this (we were just driving around when this came up), but I did talk to him about why these type of stories are told in a high school setting and asked him some hypothetical questions like "Would you not read Harry Potter today, because it is a book about middle school/high school aged students?" In the end, he still felt like he was aging out of these types of games.
I'm curious if any of the older folks on here have gone through a similar thing. Not necessarily in terms of rejecting something because "it is for kids", but because the game happens to focus on someone younger than you. (Some other examples that come to mind that this could be applied to include Life is Strange, Danganronpa, Night in the Woods, Gone Home, and countless other JRPGs that aren't Persona) Has anybody gone through something similar? Was it caused by a lack of interest in something or more from a "I can't relate to these dang kids" feeling?