I’ve run into an issue this week. It’s not world ending, and it sure as hell isn’t a first world problem. Yet, it is something I’ve noticed a lot of gamers go through. That question of “What the hell do I play?” that so many of us hit from time to time. I’ve found myself asking that question a lot this week.
It’s not like I don’t have anything to play. Sure, I really want to be playing Nioh right now, but that just isn’t in the cards at the moment. I have a massive backlog of games on a few different platforms. I’m truly not lacking in content when it comes to slipping away into a virtual world.
Yet, I find that when I can sit down and play a game, I don’t even know what to play. I just end up spending that time looking at my inventory of games, giving up and watching Twitch. You know, because watching someone else play a game is so much easier than making my own decisions.
I’ve read some articles about how other people handle this. Some just make a list, start at the top and work their way through the list. Others just let the guilt go of not finishing this or that game, and play whatever floats their fancy at that moment. Some just stop playing games for a time and invest their energy in other places. I should probably put my time and energy into more productive matters, but we all need a break. It’s only healthy.
Is it safe to say this is just gaming burnout? What do you do when you just can’t decide what game sounds the most interesting to play when you have the time? Curious minds want to know.