>I know if I take a break I'll just forget about it and never come back to it.
This is what happened to me with Sekiro. It's still installed on my computer, but I haven't touched it in close to a year. I imagine I'll go back to it at some point, but I don't know. The fact that it's just another Souls-like kinda disappointed me, to be honest. It just feels like another Dark Souls game, except with a fixed character & the emphasis being on constantly countering attacks (like being forced to parry from the Souls games, but with a much more generous window). Then you got shit like dragon sickness, which punishes you for dying, and other assorted crap, and meh. Why couldn't they have just made it a stealth game, like Tenchu and like they seemed to promote & promise that it would be? Why this Souls formula shit with slight alterations over & over. I'm fucking sick of it.
Also, I was going to replay the original Dark Souls (remastered version for PC, since I haven't checked that out yet) before I finally check out Dark Souls 3, but it's just another thing I can't really be bothered to do. I remember how I picked up Dark Souls II SotF in 2015, played it for a couple days, then dropped it for like 2 1/2 years before I finally went back to finish all of it completely (DLC included) back in 2018, by playing it for like a week straight. Original Dark Souls (Prepare to Die edition) I only finished twice back on PS3 in like later 2012, early 2013, and then I traded the last couple weapons I needed for the platinum trophy because I couldn't be bothered to play it a third time. I remember in Demon's Souls I did the same thing, since I screwed up my world tendency and I couldn't get the last couple weapons I needed so I traded with some guy who managed to help me out. In retrospect, it's kinda funny becuase both guys were subtlety like, "But bro, don't you want to play it again because these games are so damn amazing?", and me not really being aware of how insane people were over the Souls series at the time I was just confused and was like, "No, thanks. Appreciate the help. Well, see ya.".
Well, that's my sordid history with the Souls series, basically. I don't really understand why people love them so much, but they're still playable & OK, I guess. I mean, even the original Dark Souls, which I went in blind to, but by the end of it, I was just kinda ambivalent about it. I got annoyed at a few bosses and I wandered around a lot, until I eventually just reached the end. Overall it just didn't really leave much of an impression on me, is what I'm saying. Demon's Souls somewhat did, but even that was sorta the same thing. People talk about Dark Souls like it's the most amazing fucking game to have ever been made (like some normal saying how it saved them from suicidal depression and stupid shit like that) and to me this just clashes & is juxtaposed intensely against the rather ho-hum times I've had with these games myself over the years. I'd even go so far as to say that I actually find myself enjoying the imitators of the Souls series, more than the Souls series itself, to be honest. Mostly just the 2D imitators though, like 'Salt & Sanctuary', or in tone/atmosphere like 'Hollow Knight'.
Well, I'd still like to check out Bloodborne someday, but I don't have a PS4 and am still too lazy to get one.
As an aside, out of all the Souls games I've played, I'd actually consider the original Dark Souls to be the weakest. I'd consider Demon's Souls to be the most memorable for me and the most enjoyable, but Dark Souls 2 is something I actually found myself also noticeably enjoying upon returning to it later. Especially the exploration and even the bosses, while somewhat generic, were satisfying to fight. I beat every single one, even the optional DLC ones, but I definitely leaned on the NPC phantoms as meat shields, since I'd always summon them when going against a boss to draw heat away from me, despite the fact that I was kinda a hybrid greatsword & magic user (with the exception of Demons Souls, I was always seem to gear myself towards using the Moonlight Greatsword). Even though summoning increases the health of the boss, the trade off was usually worth it.
I also played offline, since the whole online invasion aspect of the Souls series has always been a major turnoff for me. The idea of me exploring at my own pace and then some random fuck coming in to try & grief/kill me has always seemed absolutely disgusting to me. That happened a couple times for me in Demon's Souls, before I even knew what it was and when I realized it I just signed out and decided to play offline instead. I don't even know how people can enjoy that sort of thing. I absolutely hate PvP bullshit and having it shoved in my face like that really annoyed me. Ever since, I've always played Souls games, or Souls-like games that have invasion shit, offline. I really wish there were an option to disable invasions, since I end up missing out on the messages by other players, or online summoning, but none of that shit is worth putting up with for the headache invasions bring, so offline is better than nothing since otherwise there's no fucking way I could ever enjoy these games on any level. It's funny because I still enjoyed Dark Souls 2 more than Dark Souls 1, even though I played it completely offline and was simply enamored with the PvE content, despite people constantly saying that the only thing good about Dark Souls 2 was its PvP aspect.
Well, I just don't get why people love these games, especially when it comes to their garbage PvP. These games been around for so long now and I still just don't feel the same way as these people. They're OK, I don't mind them, but that's it. Some people are fucking livid about these games and have played them with rock band controllers, or 300 times and still aren't bored with them. I've never felt that away about a game, except maybe the original Deus Ex. Well, again, I just don't get it.