When I first started playing video games, they used to be simple. I could enjoy video games and movies (or TV series) separately since they were very different mediums. Fast forward to modern times, video games are now like movies, but “better”. At least that’s how I felt. I’m talking mostly about AAA, open-world, action/adventure, or RPG games. For instance, The Witcher TV series… I could instead play the video game, interact with the world, make my own decisions… Why bother with a TV show, right?
Anyway, I’m starting to feel the opposite now. I feel burnt out from starting a new game, learning control schemes, doing side quests, -especially in RPG games- getting into people’s houses, and looting everything available… As someone who plays video games mostly for their stories, all those “games within games” are too tiring -and sometimes pointless- JUST to watch a story.
Maybe because I’m getting older or maybe because I played too many similar video games… I think I need a break from AAA games and start to enjoy movies again Does anyone of you ever felt the same way with movies and video games?