Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Are Video Games Still Fun?

       Hannah Montana the Movie. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. Disney's Up. What do these games have in common? The all have platinum trophies. What else do they have in common? I have the platinum trophies for these games. It used to be I would play only games I was interested in, skipping the games that had no appeal to me. Movie tie-in games, kids games and the majority of shooters. Now with the inclusion of trophies and achievements, I play nearly every game that is released, and rarely is it for fun. Now I do still play games I am interested in and have earned platinums that I am proud of, but the majority of the time it feels more like games are a chore for me. Instead of a release and to play a game for the experience and the story, I am now playing just to hear that little ding. I have an app on my phone that lets me track trophies and compare my trophies to my friends.

I need help.

I need to get back to playing games for the fun and enjoyment of it. I need to come home and relax for a bit, not stress over a level that has been torturing me for days. I need to be less competitive with my friends.

I need more trophies......

Why can't I just play games the way I have been playing for the previous 20 years.


Hark, the Bat symbol calls me!

Until we meet again friends


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