This is more me. I got burned out on a lot of AAA games. I often will impulse buy some AAA game because Wario64 posts some crazy deal. 2 hours in to Assassin’s creed origins i am like yeah, I don’t have the time or desire to play this shit. Oh its asking me for money again… great.
That said, someone gave me Skyrim (Switch) for Christmas and I can’t put it down.
I had a period of my life where i stopped gaming as much. I got into surfing and training for it and between work and travel i didn’t play a whole lot during that era. I just didn’t have enough time & money to do both. After college I got more into gaming than I ever had before but I was playing the wrong games (World of Warcraft). I think that I lost all my social groupings after college and WoW kind of filled the void of going out to the bar with my friends and hanging out. It’s by far my low point and the point where i started getting rid of things I thought had no value to me like my dreamcast, gamecube, xbox and n64. Boy, was I wrong.
If I had one life mulligan I think I would have never played a MMO. I think almost all aspects of my life would have been better for it.
I think someone mentioned in this thread that it was hard to know what was good if it wasn’t heavily marketed by the companies or someone at EGM wasn’t championing it. I think I would have loved to own the dreamcast in its prime. You can’t really blame me, I wasn’t a sega kid. I also wish that I looked out for more than just Squaresoft RPGs in the PS1 era. I missed a ton of good PS1 games because I was so blinded by games that weren’t 50 hours long.
I would rebuy many of my favorite retro games on modern platforms if they came with modern conveniences like save states. I have no idea why Sony doesn’t have a good PS1 emulator going. No one is remastering those games. I think in the era of the remaster we are getting blocked by certain actors.