So a few weeks in and....Reach is just sitting on my shelf

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#1 Posted by christ0phe (1035 posts) -

I was insanely psyched for Reach...I waited at midnight, played it all night with my roommate after he got it, and then went and got my own copy the next day.  The first week I was loving it and finding it hard to divide my time between campaign and multiplayer.  But after I beat the campaign on heroic, and started going back on Legendary, I started losing interest.  Then I realized how much less fun I have playing mulitplayer without another friend in the room.  Thus Reach popped out of the xbox, and hasn't been back since the first week.  Anyone else have this sense of blase towards the game, or can you think of any other examples where the things weren't as great as they seemed after a little bit

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#2 Edited by Brunchies (2501 posts) -

Mass effect 2, at one moment something clicked when I was on the normandy 2.0 about 30 hours in and I lost all interest in playing the game anymore.

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#3 Posted by Computerplayer1 (1066 posts) -

Yeah, it all went downhill after I got tired of seeing jet packs. I also realized that Halo online multi-player gets my blood boiling more than any other game by an astronomical amount when things go wrong. 
Don't get me wrong, still a great game but I can't play it for very long without wanting to punch babies.

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#4 Edited by Diamond (8678 posts) -

That is what happens to me and basically all games.  I can't understand how anyone is able to play the same game night after night like some people are.
I put in Reach just last night, but I probably didn't play it as heavily as you did.  (but I did solo Legendary)
Looking at your achievements I did play more than you did of Reach...  But I would still say never expect any game to absolutely entertain you for a very long time.

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#5 Posted by christ0phe (1035 posts) -

This actually happened to me in Fallout 3.  I turned it back on after not playing for a while and continued a mission.  I tried to pick up something and realized my pack was full and I would have to leave the area and go back to Megaton to sell everything.  Instead I just turned it off.

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#6 Posted by Camurai (291 posts) -

Happened to me after a month or two of MW2, I thought the same thing happened with BC2 but I put it in today and still really enjoyed it so I'll be playing that more often. 
Dead Rising, Red Faction: Guerilla, Split/Second, and Prototype are some significant ones I can think of that I just lost all interest in at one point and found something else to do/play.

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#7 Posted by CharleyTony (1022 posts) -

sounds like you should play this one with your roommate or another friend. Some times even passing the controller is more fun than playing alone.

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#8 Posted by one_2nd (2388 posts) -

happened to me with mw2. 

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#9 Posted by Redbullet685 (6453 posts) -

I still play it, but definitely not as much as I did the 1st week

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#10 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -

The only example of that I can think of is MW2, but I still had lots of fun with it and I wish I could still play it now (I sold it).  Boredom for online games that I enjoy almost never happens in a permanent fashion.  I've been playing SSFIV frequently since it came out earlier this year, for example.

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#11 Posted by LiquidPrince (16859 posts) -
@Brunchies said:
" Mass effect 2, at one moment something clicked when I was on the normandy and I lost all interest in played the game anymore. "
So at some point you're saying you became crazy?
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#12 Posted by Teran (876 posts) -
@Brunchies: Funny, I couldn't stop playing ME2, but that exact same thing happened to me with ME1.  ME2 though convinced me to go back and 'suffer' through ME1 to get my set of choices.
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#13 Posted by Coombs (3510 posts) -

I didn't play it all last week but am again going strong

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#14 Posted by Brunchies (2501 posts) -
@LiquidPrince: Probably.
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#15 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5919 posts) -
@Brunchies said:
" Mass effect 2, at one moment something clicked when I was on the normandy and I lost all interest in played the game anymore. "
I got farther than that, but I felt the same way. It looked cool at first. But then it just felt meh, and I gave up on it.
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#16 Posted by CptPanda29 (202 posts) -

I've never really been able to play many shooters for over a month. I'll go back and play some of them, and I'll say I wont get rid of X because I'll want to play it later, but I just don't. Got rid of MW2 after maybe a month only doing maybe 2 missions single player and all the rest in multiplayer, sold CoD4 after a week without touching the campaign . I seem to hold onto Halos a lot longer though, mainly cause of fond LAN memories on Halo 2 in my friends attic. 

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#17 Posted by LiquidPrince (16859 posts) -
@Brunchies said:
" @LiquidPrince: Probably. "
Snap out of it and go play some more Mass Effect 2.

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