It's been said that the average age of gamers are closer to 30 than it is in the low 20s. The gaming boom happened around the early 80s, which is a generation I am a part of. Now that am a financial supporter and a father, the time I can spare for games have waned significantly; yet, my enthusiasm for games have not. My taste for games have changed over the years to suit the lifestyle I lead at the time. For example, the games I play during my high school years revolved around highly social games like Street Fighter or Bomberman. During my university golden years, it was skill-based games like Starcraft and Beatmania. As I was entering the work-force, it was MMORPGs, namely World of Warcraft.
The games I play today are more akin to block-buster movies. Games like Uncharted 2, God of War III and Final Fantasy XIII. The commonality between each of these games is that they all offer a linear-style of gameplay. I'm now at an age that enjoys heavy, emotive story in games but prefer to have games deliver them in a manner that I know I can experience through the end. In short, my interest is now more in the immersive experience than the challenge itself.
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