I'm of the age where although I think am past getting caught up in the various hype-trains when a release as big as Cyberpunk 2077 comes around the ubiquitous nature of these huge games make it difficult to not at least find myself getting a little itchy to give it go.
More often than not these days I don't always have the means or time to pick up one of these massive everyone's-talking-about-it things and end up looking over my backlog or archive for a game that will sate the desire for new and expensive things. Cyberpunk's release (I currently can't justify the expenditure/PC might not do it justice) inspired me to go back and try Deus Ex: Human Revolution, a game I got in a bundle way after it came out and never got around to playing. And, I am loving it - it is not only easing the fear-of-missing-out but it being a older game it runs fantastic on my PC which seems to be more than can be said of some people's experience with Cyberpunk. Plus - really good game thus far.
Similarly, the near(ish) releases of Ghost of Tsushima and Sekiro set me on a path to try Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun as showed up on search of Samurai themed games I owned but had not given the chance to before. I should have listened to Sir Matthew Rorie earlier as I was captivated by that game - it's probably the best 'replacement' game experience I had (although as I work through DE:HR that might change).
Anyone else had a mega release inspire some unexpected discoveries or the notion to pick up an old game you'd been meaning to play and ended up having a better time than you might have done with the new release?