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geniune question, why I can't enjoy video games anymore? do you have a theory or an answer on why one stop enjoying video games?
(I don't know if it's the good board to talk about it)
I believe it must be linked to my depression
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Are you trying to mitigate against eye strain? I prefer ebooks because they're less bulky and I can search through them, but I can understand why some people would prefer physical books.


Quality ereaders are surprisingly comfortable to read on compared to a computer screen. It's so much cheaper and convenient. Some of them sound fucked with DRM but mine i just drag any file from libgen onto it.

But it is true that it is still a screen. And it is still just consuming content created by another human.

"Variety is the spice of life"
I have a similar feeling. I hate technology and feel disconnected from nature. But reconnecting is made almost impossible by society. We are have been raised in a poisoned, industrial nightmare.


real and true.

i really like physical books because damn they feel so comfy! also old school true printed books had an index for themselves which is a super useful thing. when i read a book carefully i remember where is something, but finding exact page is tedious and the index has never failed me so far.

but ereaders are also damn comfy, you just have to find a good one that is not ridden by drm scum and is comfy to use and supports fucking slanted/bold fontfaces lol because mine doesn't.

both solutions are super nice and are much much comfier than computer. really choose whatever is affordable and makes your skin crawl from pleasure.

but still i'd prefer physical books. i don't know why. there is some subtle feeling of magic about them which i really just can't resist. computers are not the same.


The other anon seemed like he wanted to spend less time looking into screens. An ereader is definitely better than a computer screen but it's still a screen. I do think there's something valuable about holding a physical book in your hand, turning pages, etc.


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I used to think I'd be a gamer but the reality is I only played very few games throughout my life, the thing is the game I really liked and played for hours long stopped being so great, CSGO btw, now that they updated the game it's no longer fun, it doesn't feel like it was a few years ago, it was the only online game that I really liked after moving on from AAAs and consoles, now it's just suck, that's life I guess


Baldurs Gate 3 was the one that did it. Everyone seems to love it and calls it the greatest game ever. I just don't fucking see it. It's a mid-tier RPG and a mid-tier game with high production values (except for that third act lmao).

I can't help but feel that the only ones praising it are those who rarely play games or have next to no experience with RPG's. It is nothing special at all. I was so bored while playing and only due to sheer autism and stubborness did I finish the game. I genuinely got more fun out of a fucking Mario game and I LOVE RPG's. I just don't know what is wrong with modern video games.


It's the only good looking rpg we got recently besides what fucking elden ring? There's just not enough games to play or enjoy anymore, nothing new just some indie shit and movie games.


> Everyone seems to love it and calls it the greatest game ever.
Because compared to the slop that comes out these it is. I'm guessing you're a zoomer and don't know how bad we have it that this looks good.


this. The bar is so low that anything average is good and also was a woke mess, but because was not that bad, they praised it like best game ever. Same for indie games, generic shit reskinning old games


It's not a bad game, it's not the greatest game of all time either. Like others have stated all the things that make it great, or least great in this day and age, are things that used to come as standard, such as split-screen or a full featured game that hasn't anything intentionally cut out to sell at a later date.


Zoomer? Far from it. I'm 30. All I've spent my free time doing since I was 5 is play video games. I'm well aware that compared to most mainstream games it blows them out of the water. But that's why it is baffling to me. Because it IS a thoroughly mediocre game and the overwhelming praise for it, many going so far as to call it one of the greatest games of all time, is gross.



>But that's why it is baffling to me. Because it IS a thoroughly mediocre game and the overwhelming praise for it, many going so far as to call it one of the greatest games of all time, is gross.

You're answering your own question.


93 actually and if you genuinely call that remotely zoomer then you're just being ridiculous and reducing the value of words. Which is something zoomers ironically do.


Proto-zoomer, touchy nigger, not actual zoomer.


zoomer = younger than me
boomer = older than me


Gen Z = roughly 96-95 date date.
Millennial = roughly 81-96 birth date


Modern games are straight trash anyways, I haven't gotten hyped up for a new game or console in ages. And it gets boring to replay all the old stuff all the time. I still play vydia sometimes, but nowhere near as much as I did as a teenager.


I don't know about you but is it
>Play game
>Fucking masterpiece
>Start to feel immense regret because work ethic is shot from being a shut in even as a wee lad
>Too lazy to improve my art, learn to code, and how to make music in order to make my dream game a reality
>Admire most vidya protags because but feel regret that failed to become my best self like them
>Even fucking Travis Touchdown is at least a hypercompetent assassin when tail is on the line
>Just get to soured to do anything but walk, bike, or daydream in my room while listening to vidya and anime music


because new video games suck dick, and you get tired of the old ones. I don't think it's even debatable that new video games are horrendous. that is the main reason.


The only recent game I've genuinely enjoyed playing is Tyranny by Obsidian.


I don't even play that many games but here are some I really enjoyed from 2020 on in no particular order
-The Citadel
-Crusader Kings III
-Pocky Rocky Reshrined
-Robocop Rogue City
-Age of Empires 4
-Sakuna rice and ruin
-Kirby and the Forgotten Land

I honestly don't know how you can say "new video games are bad". Do you know how many games are getting released every day? You're lumping thousands of games together without giving them a fair chance. That statement makes even less sense now when we have piracy around and you can try an enormous amounts of games for free. I think you guys just want to be angry at the world.


I don't like modern games because none of them do anything new
Super Mario Bros, Mario 64, or Half-Life 2 were legendary because they experimented with core mechanics like game physics, whereas games now put very little emphasis on these areas, and in some ways we're regressing (like how Apex Legends simplified the gameplay of Titanfall 2). Instead, the real focus is on progression systems designed to hook you & make it as addictive as possible. The focus is all on "meta gameplay" stuff like rare loot drops, battle passes, leveling up, upgrading your base, and hording gear as opposed to just… playing a fucking game. Quake was 30 years ago and it still has some of the best movement in FPS. Smash Bros Melee is 20 years old and unsurpassed. F-Zero GX is still the best racing game. RE2 is still the best horror game. 2D platformers peaked with Super Mario Bros 3 or Yoshi's Island – since then, they've gotten way too "baby mode", NSMB in particular ruined this genre. And don't even talk about how many games are trying to be Super Metroid.

Every game feels like an inferior version of a game from 20 or 30 years ago. But instead of trying to improve the basic gameplay, they slap extra shit on top of the 30 year old formula, put some ethnic people in it, and charge you $70. No wonder people are bored of this hobby


Because you're no longer a child and video games are basically shit.


Here's my answer. As we age our desire for exploration decreases. I swear I saw a study that said this a few years ago but sadly can't find it. Found this one though from 2021 that shows negative correlation between age and intellectual curiosity, which may be in the same vein as exploration.


But basically my understanding generally is that you reach a point where there's a paradigm shift, this shift signaling the end of youth, whereby you go from wanting to explore the world (in this case various video games, especially rpgs and the like) to preferring to stay home and let the next generation go out and explore (in this case not playing video games, or at lease the exploration ones, simple games like card games I would say don't count as most people in my experience who say they can't play games are referring to larger, more involved games such as rpgs or shooters and the like). So yeah in a nutshell, you're no longer "youthful" and don't feel like exercising youthful behaviors like exploration and intellectual curiosity.


IMO this happens because finding cool new stuff becomes incredibly tough as you get older. Hell even in my mid 20's I lost most of my musical curiosity, because it feels like I've already discovered 90% of the coolest stuff music has to offer. Judging by music sites, most people the same way. That's why most people who describe themselves as "music fans" are like 16-24 years old, past that age most music feels like a "Been there done that" type of thing. You have to put in waaaay more work for the same feelings you got effortlessly at age 16.

But really, humans absolutely need to keep discovering new things to stay healthy. If you can't find new music, switch to a different hobby and so on


I tried FF7 (the og Ps1 version) recently because I never had the occasion to play it when I was younger.
It sucked. The fighting system is archaic and has no depth, the controls are weird. The scenario is banal, etc. Didn’t even make it past the first part (the train thing).
This is weird because JRPG is my favorite genre. I’m pretty sure that had I played it while I was a child, I would have loved it.
In 2024 though? Unplayable.


The agepill is one of the most brutal things of life.


When I was 13 I was so unfathomably obsessed with Final Fantasy VII, everyone used to make fun of me over it. I thought about it constantly, thought the world was so cool and the writing was so deep. I played it at just the right age to start enjoying adult narratives but young enough to not notice the shonen anime bullshit.

It's imagination that makes these games, it's not so much the setting itself, it's all the putty it gives you to let your imagination run wild. People misunderstand why kids love JRPGs like Final Fantasy, it's the power fantasy of going into an area, exploring, fucking up monsters and being an elite team that brushes so many monsters aside. It's why even at 7 years old I got crazy over it, even though I had no idea what was happening narrative wise.


Exactly the same happened to me at the same age, but with a different Final Fantasy. I think im on the autism spectrum and wonder if that was part of it.


I like old games but have played them so much that they are not fun any more. Now, there is a void new games cannot fill.

The target audience changed for games. They were made by nerds for nerds that would value good gameplay. But nowadays games became big business (and woke) and are made for normies and became more and more shallow. They take the old games and 'professionalize' them, meaning they make them shit for a large target group. And small indie games don't have enough manpower to to something great. It's like social media and the internet. Everything turns to shit.


I agree and I have been a huge FF fan for decades.

FF7 is objectively an awful game.

One of the only replayable in 2024- games of that era is Ocarina of time despite its blocky polygon graphics.


>despite its blocky polygon graphics.
It was a graphical marvel for its time.
Official (3DS remake) and unofficial fan patches exist to make it more pleasant to look at without violating core artistic style or gameplay.


Ocarina has aged terribly and there are plenty of games from that era that are absolutely replayable, what are you even saying.


how come? i still play oot on emulator in 2024.

its such a vast, fun world that i never get tired.

so is majoras mask, but i need to be in the right mindset to deal with the timer (moon crash) so its not as relaxing, but its also a vast and mystical world full of secret easter eggs


>aged terribly
Suck off. Games, or any art, don't age. It looked swell for when it was released and so it looks swell now.
>there are plenty of games from that era that are absolutely replayable
Any examples?
>what are you even saying.
Was that a question?


>Suck off. Games, or any art, don't age. It looked swell for when it was released and so it looks swell now.
Not him but are you mentally ill? Zelda 64 and Majora's Mask have aged decently graphics-wise but to claim games don't age is absolutely retarded. You should kill yourself.


Damn what an idiot, kys tag loving semen gulper


Some examples maybe???


replayable games from the late 90s??? too many to count, some still put to shame stuff released today. are you for real or were you born in 2006?


Im just looking for games, most of them are predictable with similar boring platforming gameplay, romhacking/modding interests me too, patching gcn windwaker for example.


>So being an adult I literally just suffer all the time? Can't enjoy anything and only exist to work and die?
You're implying there's nothing other than video games…

See e.g.: >>286699


After delving my emotions (with proper techniques, including bodily stuff) I concluded that is a deep change of worldwiew what makes us enter this state. It is all like a chore, and there are things we should be doing for we live in a shitty world but it is so shitty we cannot even move a finger about it and the illusion of games does not fulfill our need of this anymore.


Because video games are for children


>most of them are predictable with similar boring platforming gameplay
I agree, that's why I don't really like video games anymore


I agree with you. companies must make money so they need a bigger audience. that's why they make video games for normals


gen z: 1998-nowdays
millenium: 1985-1997


youre learning japanese?


Because modern video games are pure dog shit. I still enjoy older games though. I recently replayed Fallout 1 and it reminded me that I do actually still enjoy video games. Just not as many of them, I guess.


>Just not as many of them, I guess.
This. I have a tiny amount of games I play once a year or two, always enjoy them. Don't care for pretty much anything else.


sorry I told you bullshit, I only played between 10-20 hours. The level I went so far is the water level

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