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PlasticFrogCG

Old Game Slump

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Not that this is a bad thing, but lately I've been engaged in some rather curious gaming behaviour that I'd like to discuss.

Namely, I have a whole Steam list full of games I purchased and haven't even played, but I keep going back to just two:

Skyrim and Fallout 4.

I really can't seem to put my finger on why. I've played both of these games up to and past the actual "end game" several times, but I just keep rerolling characters and starting all over again. I also keep finding new mods I want to try out. Skryim is currently sitting at 138 active mods and Fallout 4 is running 167.

Every time I open my Steam list and try to find a new game to instal I just say "Nah, I'll play Skyrim/Fallout". Crazy! :D

Unless of course my little sister in Washington calls and wants to play The Forest.

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I feel you. To me it seems like there just aren't that many games that catch my attention anymore like they used to...

Like occasionally there'll be the odd indie game that has whacky physics or some other kind of crazyness drawing me to it like 'Stick Fight' or 'Totally Accurate Battle Simulator' but I usually avoid alot of the new AAA releases because they're often just so... similar and lackluster, whereas I could just load up Skyrim with the Enderal mod installed and play a completely different game even though it's literally the same engine and everything.

I mean, Red Dead Redemption 2 is obviously an exception but if I'm getting one of those for every Call of Duty clone or Obligatory Battle Royale game it's kinda like I'm at a McDonald's getting a large fry and every fry in the box except one tasted absolutely horrible -- which is starting to happen alot more and I could swear these fries used to taste better, like did they change the oil or something... *Leaves to continue ranting about McDonald's fries*

 

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Actually, that's a great example, but McDonald's fries usually come out really horrible because they DIDN'T change the oil. Which is what we're getting here, the same deep-fried games, immersed in the same greasy old oil as everything else!

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I think that it is a testament to Bethesda creative prowess that their games are so replayable. Hell, I bought Skyrim on launch back in '11 and I still go back and play it frequently. (It also doesn't hurt that you can play it on every modern console that you can think of.) But, then again, there are several RPG games that I will go back and play in a proverbial loop. Dragon Age, Baldurs Gate Two, the Divinity games; they are all great games who have hours upon hours of stuff that you can do. Double that if they have multiple ways that you can approach quests. Damn, I love videogames.

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