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25 May 2012
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Hey Folks,

 

Recently I've found myself getting quite distinterested in the games that I have on my PS3. I put them in, play them for 10 minutes, get bored and put them away. Rinse and repeat for a whole hour, and this is whilst I'm on my laptop.

 

I can't seem to find any games worth playing, I have a huge backlog to catch up on, but I don't have the energy to play them. Only in the last few days have I popped Fallout 3, New Vegas, LA Noire, Skyrim and Batman Arkham Asylum into the tray, but I fire them up and just can't be bothered to play them! 

 

Knowing I'm in the middle of exams, I would have thought I would of enjoyed the gaming time afterwards, but nope, can't seem to play anything!


Anyone else had or have this 'problem' :P Just can't seem to play one game for more than an hour! (Or find anything to play at all)!

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PhillyT wrote:

Might be a bit late in adding this, but i've noticed this recently too. Most of this year TBH... just cant b bothered to play anything. You find the time, think, 'yeah... i'll throw that in for a bit' then 10 minutes later your like *yawn*

 

I was wondering if it was down to me just 'getting old', just turned 28 and thinking.. maybe this is it.. this is just what happens? But seems I am not alone! (Phew!) lol.

 

Still got U3 to open and play through, The Last of Us looked amazing at E3, though may as well be called U4, and other than fancying a white Vita, there didnt seem anything that great at E3. I even decided to skip the annual update of FIFA this year.

 

Just sick of the same old. Run n gun on MW3, kick about in FIFA, theres so much to collect in a lot of games you just think 'im never going to finish that properly..' whats the point starting lol :/

 

Industry feels a little stale atm, for sure, and just like the OP i find myself part distracted by my constantly on laptop, or the lure of an iPad close by when it seems every damn game is due a massive update.

 

 

Enough of the problems......... has anyone any 'cure' for this No-mojo-itis illness?


 

Yeah it's called Viagra... Stick that in the console to liven it up. :smileyvery-happy:The one in bold I totally agree with. All the games look similar now, graphics wise. 

 

 

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Not really played properly for ages, i still have Uncharted 3 & Assassins Creed Revelations to play through yet and they were bought for me around christmas last year I'm also still only half way through Skyrim. lol

 

I must admit i'm glad to see others saying the same about no big urge for gaming, though it was a mid life crisis thing.

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Thats EXACTLY what I was thinking Ralford lol. So glad it's not! haha
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PhillyT wrote:

Enough of the problems......... has anyone any 'cure' for this No-mojo-itis illness?


A good Moonwalk should sort it out Philly ! ;)
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ChronoJoe: wow, what a great post Chrono! I think you've probably hit the nail on the head really about the depth/maturity/level of sophistication in the game dynamics, stroy/plot and level of skill required, etc. I already have & love GT5 - which I find to be a 'game of form', as in I cant pick it up and play it well like I can if i play it regularly. Ridge Racer you can slide and drift all day like you do it everyday, GT5 I find you need to build back up your skill level to get the 'feel' and form back for it), I think ill have to check out some of the few you mentioned though, so thanks for that/those! :)



and Forcey.... you cheeky f***! lol. I read your reply and was like "eh!? what the F.. how does someone ono here, know that I like...... *then your sig registers, penny drops..* Aaah, forrrceeeeeeyy! lol :P

How you doin bud? Been holding off on the vita (not keen on the fatness or black, but after seeing the white @ E3... think I can be enticed! - any good?) Must PM u for a general catch up some time! Hope your well mate


Batsgun: I agree with the 'autopilot' thing. I tend to look at the trophies and think if you're just collecting a bunch of random crap about the place or there loads of online trophies I think im never going to get all these or be able to enjoy this properly, so why bother to start? And those i start anyway, you get that 'want to get it over and finished with' feeling

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Good cheers Phil mate. Don't worry - your secret's safe with me homee ! :smileywink:

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If I ever feel like I want a game to be over with quickly, it's a sure sign that I have been gaming a little too much, or maybe that the game is not as good as it should be. 

 

With the maturity thing that someone has mentioned, personally while I do like a good 'mature' story in games, I also like to play a game with a bit of a silly story to keep gaming fun. Take LittleBigPlanet 1 & 2 for example,  both have bit of a silly story, but they are really still fun to play.

 

I've unfortunately been recycling three of my games over and over again for the last few months, and it's making me really crave something new. I don't want to get sick of the games I have.

 

I've recently started God of War III on Titan mode, which to be honest is a real graft and I got so angry with it last night I had to turn it off in a rage. Sometimes it's my lack of patience with certain games that puts me off gaming for a while, which isn't a good thing!

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ive gone back to playing sid meier's civilization revolution(PS3 Version)

think apart of losing interest is partly cos of the weather we "had".
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ive gone back to playing sid meier's civilization revolution(PS3 Version)


Hehe! I have been thinking of revisiting this too! Might give it a go later, looking for a distraction since getting the plat for Skyrim, was gonna buy Dragon's Dogma, but money is real tight and Amazon whacked the price up a notch! Will wait now....

 

Maybe I'll go back to Valkyria Chronicles as well....[looks around for gaming mojo....]

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I get this as well sometimes but oddly i don't remeber ever having this back in the ps2 days.  I guess back then if the game you released then wasn't good then your game failed.  There was none of this releasing partly finished games and patching it later.  Also back then there was more of a variety of games as opposed to all the companies trying to capitalise on one genre.  I used to play an fps, rpg, racing games, third person and flight sims. This generation it feels like if i don't play a fps or third person shooter i don't play anything.  There is maybe one or two games a year that meets this exception.

 

I also think friends can affect this as well i only ever get invites for cod or bf3.  It seems like no matter how much i pester them to play something else they won't abandon these games.

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Ellie87 schreef:

 

 With the maturity thing that someone has mentioned, personally while I do like a good 'mature' story in games, I also like to play a game with a bit of a silly story to keep gaming fun. Take LittleBigPlanet 1 & 2 for example,  both have bit of a silly story, but they are really still fun to play.

 




Enjoyed LBP1/2 as well, mainly because it was a breath of fresh air in the platform genre. I don't mind a more fun approach, but alot of games that do take themselves seriously feature really shallow/cliche storylines that cannot hold my interest at all.

 

 

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"Hook, line and sinker for every little stinker."

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Sniper Warrior was a good game i thought.

 

However i can leave my ps3 for a month without getting the urge to switch it on :(.

 

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