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I think I'm getting too old for this reaching nearly 50 but seem to loose interest playing them quickly. Anyone else getting bored? I have PS4, Wii U and 3DS. Read More
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I think I'm getting too old for this reaching nearly 50 but seem to loose interest playing them quickly. Anyone else getting bored? I have PS4, Wii U and 3DS.
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Have you heard of 'Life of Black Tiger'? Maybe that will get you back into gaming :D

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i go phase were i'm bored with gaming, it nothing to do with being new games. ever gen people say its the worst gen yet, which has been going on since the snes days. think its more to do with age and free time

Edited By: voyager123 on Feb 08, 2017 16:04: edit
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Modern everything is boring. just a sea of mediocre fluff.
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Yes definitely, I don't think they are boring to everyone, just me. It seems like I'm playing the same games with different textures over and over and very rarely complete a game before moving on to another.

I've purposely been trying to complete a game once I start it this year. So far I've finished Resident Evil and Mad Max.

The only games that seem to keep my attention these days are online competitive games such as Rocket League, Counter Strike & League of Legends.
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Only thing IMO which is boring and modern are movies, for the last 5 years I cant remember watching something good like lord of the rings, django unchained etc.....

Edited By: hamzahuk on Feb 08, 2017 15:55
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jco83
hamzahuk
Only thing IMO which is boring and modern are movies, for the last 5 years I cant remember watching something good like lord of the rings, django unchained etc.....
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Django_Unchained
released on January 18, 2013, by Sony Pictures Releasing in the United Kingdom.
(_;)
yep strange as most people would count those movies as very recent, been a lot of great movies over the last couple of years, quite a few last few months
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jco83
hamzahuk
Only thing IMO which is boring and modern are movies, for the last 5 years I cant remember watching something good like lord of the rings, django unchained etc.....
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Django_Unchained
released on January 18, 2013, by Sony Pictures Releasing in the United Kingdom.
(_;)
*sorry I'm just trolling X) ignore me I'll delete ;)
Loool I better change that to 4 years then :D
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Their is a new Pickmin game coming soon to the 3ds those are great games very engaging. Bet you will like it

Edited By: Moonwolf1976 on Feb 08, 2017 16:07
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Maybe you aren't playing the right games. I go though similar stages but you just need to find something that scratches that itch. Out of interest, what do you want from a game? What grabs you? Story, mechanics, viuals, sound or gameplay?
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I'd have to agree and it seems now it's all about the visuals of a game with the actual gameplay being an afterthought or not even considered.

Bought a PS4 when the old ones were going cheap but barely been used since before Christmas.

Just spend £25 on an original Wii and having lots more fun playing the mario games etc.
#10
Same, 49 and most games I play I play for 30mins or so, then I get bored. Just don't make em like they used too, it's all about graphics and no game play.
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hamzahuk
Only thing IMO which is boring and modern are movies, for the last 5 years I cant remember watching something good like lord of the rings, django unchained etc.....

You'll enjoy this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ukk5TJL27pE&t=25s
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Might be a generational thing (with no disrespect), I played a lot of Snes, Gameboy, Ps1 games but I'm really enjoying the games coming out now. The types of games I've gotten bored of that i used to always play are sports and most shooters.

Might be good to look into specific genres of stuff, could find a hidden a gem maybe.
#13
I'm buying more games than ever but mainly play Pinball FX and Rocket League.
Rarely go back to other games after the first evening.
#14
Ive been playing Roblox Lumber Tycoon on xbox one. A bit minecrafty but lots of trolling/thieving/scamming. Quite entertaining, real tears etc.
2 Likes #15
I think there's been a good variety recently. Uncharted 4, Overwatch, Ratchet and Clank, FFXV, Gravity Rush 2, Nioh, Last Guardian, Yakuza, Resident Evil. And coming soon is Horizon, Nier and Persona 5.

This gen was a little meh for a while but I think it's gotten a lot better.

I do go through phases though, just like all hobbies sometimes you just don't feel like it

Edited By: Blastoise on Feb 08, 2017 17:22
#16
I think the trouble is all styles of gameplay have been done now and everyone copies a gimmick that was successful in other game. It's like playing the same old games with different graphics. I feel this isn't going to change now and only resolutions and frame rates are going to improve. We are being conned by the gaming industry. Even Far Cry Primal copied the map from Far Cry 4 which shows how lazy developers are getting.
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Uncharted 4 was so lazy it was like playing a walking and climbing simulator. Let's put 20 boxes in the game with gold wheels to climb up something. :D
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So many people saying too many games where focus is on graphics and not gameplay. Where have you all been? There are so many good story driven games out there and games that are not all about visuals.

Check out any Telltale game, Fallout 4, MGS V TPS, Rocket league, Firewatch, Thomas Was Alone. I could go on. I wouldn't say any of those games focus only on visuals.

Point being; do some research. There are so many genres out there that there will be something that grabs you. Or you could take up knitting.
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I think the trouble is all styles of gameplay have been done now and everyone copies a gimmick that was successful in other game. It's like playing the same old games with different graphics. I feel this isn't going to change now and only resolutions and frame rates are going to improve. We are being conned by the gaming industry. Even Far Cry Primal copied the map from Far Cry 4 which shows how lazy developers are getting.
its always been the same its NOT a new thing hell back in the snes days it was just the same most games were very similar. platform games were all near enough the same, same for RPGs, shooters etc. its just nostalgia goggles, 30 years from now people will be having the same conversation, its the same with movies you can bet 30 years ago people were saying how much better older movies were


Edited By: voyager123 on Feb 08, 2017 17:55
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I think the trouble is all styles of gameplay have been done now and everyone copies a gimmick that was successful in other game. It's like playing the same old games with different graphics. I feel this isn't going to change now and only resolutions and frame rates are going to improve. We are being conned by the gaming industry. Even Far Cry Primal copied the map from Far Cry 4 which shows how lazy developers are getting.
its always been the same its NOT a new thing hell back in the snes days it was just the same most games were very similar. platform games were all near enough the same, same for RPGs, shooters etc. its just nostalgia goggles, 30 years from now people will be having the same conversation, its the same with movies you can bet 30 years ago people were saying how much better older movies were



He He, you could be right there. Maybe I'm just getting old, miserable and bored. :D
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voyager123
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I think the trouble is all styles of gameplay have been done now and everyone copies a gimmick that was successful in other game. It's like playing the same old games with different graphics. I feel this isn't going to change now and only resolutions and frame rates are going to improve. We are being conned by the gaming industry. Even Far Cry Primal copied the map from Far Cry 4 which shows how lazy developers are getting.
its always been the same its NOT a new thing hell back in the snes days it was just the same most games were very similar. platform games were all near enough the same, same for RPGs, shooters etc. its just nostalgia goggles, 30 years from now people will be having the same conversation, its the same with movies you can bet 30 years ago people were saying how much better older movies were
He He, you could be right there. Maybe I'm just getting old, miserable and bored. :D
i bet if you went back to a lot of older games today you would switch of after 5 minutes, games have evolved a lot, don't get me wrong there are a lot of timeless classic, but there are a lot more that haven't aged well
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Moonwolf1976
Their is a new Pickmin game coming soon to the 3ds those are great games very engaging. Bet you will like it


Im wondering how this game will translate to 2D with no open world. Let's hope it's going to be good. :)
2 Likes #23
Agree. I just think its an age thing though. Something we are growing out of . i.m 38 and no game can keep me playing it for more than half hour. Do play modern warfare remastered but not for long.
3 Likes #24
Can't recommend a proper VR headset enough. From my anecdotal research, the average age of VR players tends to be between 30 - 50 not youngsters and many say it recreates the same feeling of excitement as when they first for their spectrum/c64/nes/PS1.
#25
dudwood_fudwood
Maybe you aren't playing the right games. I go though similar stages but you just need to find something that scratches that itch. Out of interest, what do you want from a game? What grabs you? Story, mechanics, viuals, sound or gameplay?


To be honest I've tried everything in genres and nothing seems to be keeping me hooked. Telltale Games are like reading a book pressing the odd button, Mario Kart good in short blasts online bit gets boring after a while and open world games just seem too vast. I like games like Uncharted and the latest tomb raider but finished them.
#26
Overwatch, Splatoon and Rocket League have completely changed up the multiplayer industry in the last 2 years over the usual military shooter.
#27
I try new things but always end up back on cs:go
#28
moneysavingkitten
Can't recommend a proper VR headset enough. From my anecdotal research, the average age of VR players tends to be between 30 - 50 not youngsters and many say it recreates the same feeling of excitement as when they first for their spectrum/c64/nes/PS1.


Aye, they look cool but can't afford £300 on it for one good game RE7. How many more big AAA titles are coming on it also? Plus I'd probably s**t my pants playing RE7. :D
#29
Drop everything and play a game called 'The Evil Within'. It's nothing like anything you've played before. ;)

Edited By: kay1992 on Feb 08, 2017 18:44: edit
#30
voyager123
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voyager123
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I think the trouble is all styles of gameplay have been done now and everyone copies a gimmick that was successful in other game. It's like playing the same old games with different graphics. I feel this isn't going to change now and only resolutions and frame rates are going to improve. We are being conned by the gaming industry. Even Far Cry Primal copied the map from Far Cry 4 which shows how lazy developers are getting.
its always been the same its NOT a new thing hell back in the snes days it was just the same most games were very similar. platform games were all near enough the same, same for RPGs, shooters etc. its just nostalgia goggles, 30 years from now people will be having the same conversation, its the same with movies you can bet 30 years ago people were saying how much better older movies were
He He, you could be right there. Maybe I'm just getting old, miserable and bored. :D
i bet if you went back to a lot of older games today you would switch of after 5 minutes, games have evolved a lot, don't get me wrong there are a lot of timeless classic, but there are a lot more that haven't aged well
I can still lose hours to Manic Miner.
For about the last 25 years, my gaming experience seems to have been
10 Buy newest tech
20 Get excited when I find I can run a Spectrum emulator on it
30 Goto 10


Edited By: fivegoldstars on Feb 08, 2017 18:59
2 Likes #31
Bloodborne will rekindle your enthusiasm. It did for me anyway.
#32
When I was younger I could spend hundreds of hours playing yars revenge or moon patrol on my atari 2600, then there was dizzy, double dragon and back to school on my zx spectrum, Then I got totally bored of gaming until the 360, spent hundreds of hours playing ghost recon and then gta 5, now I'm stugling again, recently purchased an xbox one with gta and forza 5 and have spent less than 5 hours playing both and have no intrest in trying to get back into them at the moment.
#33
Decoded
Uncharted 4 was so lazy it was like playing a walking and climbing simulator. Let's put 20 boxes in the game with gold wheels to climb up something. :D

Maybe your expectations are too high. Your Avatar wasn't exactly well know for varied gameplay but back then people didn't mind doing the same thing over and again.

Plenty of rewarding gaming experiences out there I recommend stepping away from the "blockbusters".
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I love wiiu and 3ds stopped buying PlayStation and Xbox, i don't play things much and when i do its the 3DS its less to do with the games more to do withme i just cant devote the time to it. I play the swapper at the moment in small doses
3 Likes #35
MrCollective
Yes definitely, I don't think they are boring to everyone, just me. It seems like I'm playing the same games with different textures over and over and very rarely complete a game before moving on to another.

I've purposely been trying to complete a game once I start it this year. So far I've finished Resident Evil and Mad Max.

The only games that seem to keep my attention these days are online competitive games such as Rocket League, Counter Strike & League of Legends.

Buy a Dreamcast
3 Likes #36
I think the problem is the death of the arcade, we don't get arcadey games anymore, arcade games used to be special they had to be, they had to attract people to play then keep them shoving their coins in, old consoles had arcade ports and the other games had to compete with them, now all we got is people who wannabe film makers, they make their playable b movie and then marketing sells it, once they have your 40 quid they don't care about the quality of the end product.

That kind of thing would never work in the arcades a machine had to be addictive.
3 Likes #37
Went through exactly the same thing as you.. Ive found I need to change what I play and how I play!

I used to be a BIG FPS fan, I loved JRPGS, but around the time time of the xbox 360 i lost love with gaming, and it was piracy had a part being able to play every game with no financial outlay, made me lazy and treat all games as throwaway.. but it wasnt the whole reason, like you ive noticed all games are a rinse and repeat.. so what ive done is play those genres I normally wouldnt.. I play with my kids as much as possible as local co-op or even controller swapping adds a great social aspect that even if the game is lacking can make a fun night..

Bloodborne, Dark Souls are now my favourite games, I have to work at the game but the rewards are so big it rekindles my love with gaming.
#38
kay1992
Drop everything and play a game called 'The Evil Within'. It's nothing like anything you've played before. ;)

Well that's opening a can of marmite! ;)

Personally, I quite enjoyed it. But need to go back and do another play through just to try and figure out what went on! :D
1 Like #39
I'm getting too bored too quickly aswell and im only 31. I bought watch dogs 2 just before christmas, tried to play the first mission and was bored before i begun the game, i went and traded it in for credit at a loss.
2 Likes #40
moneysavingkitten
Can't recommend a proper VR headset enough. From my anecdotal research, the average age of VR players tends to be between 30 - 50 not youngsters and many say it recreates the same feeling of excitement as when they first for their spectrum/c64/nes/PS1.

This. I genuinely sat there with a stupid massive grin on my face and burst out with a delighted laugh first time I used my PSVR.

People try to compare it to the Wii, which doesn't come close. Wii was different at the time, but PSVR is a whole new level!

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