I was wondering if I was alone in this, or if others had gone through something similar or could relate.
I remember playing games as a teen and into my 20s before multilayer was a huge thing, and I'd just play games that were fun to me. As a result, I have really fond memories of hundreds of hours spent with many games.
As I've grown older however and had less and less time for games as personal responsibilities increased, i find myself adding a 'filter of sorts when deciding which game to play.
I find myself feeling like if the game has no return on my time investment, then I won't want to play them. What I mean by this is games like WoW make me feel like I'm making good use of my time as levelling up and gearing up a char means my time invested in doing so is worthwhile in that its an mmo and it will stay 'forever' (I know in reality even wow's servers will one day be turned off). Compared to say FFVII remake where I feel reluctant to play as the time I invest doesn't 'lead anywhere'.
This same issue applies to me playing path of exile as its more online and a sense of longevity compared to playing grim dawn which is more just single player.
The issue is i feel like this approach is taking the fun and enjoyment out of it for me. For example, I feel like I would probably enjoy grim dawn more as a game over path of exile, but yet I've hardly touched it, and been playing poe instead.
Anyone else able to relate? Any tips on how to get past this? I feel like I'm not creating as great memories/connections with games now as I used to (probably because I'm not enjoying it as much as I'm forcing myself to play games that have longevity)