Does anyone remember a gem two generations ago called The Simpsons: Hit and Run? Almost every Simpsons license game was utter trash, but Hit and Run was probably 1 out of 2 Simpsons game that was worth a buy and justified the twisted sense of humor of the Simpsons franchise. I ended up beating this game, and because I had enjoyed the game so much wondered why did I ever traded it in? But while the far majority of the game kept my spirits up, there was one aspect of that game that got me cursing in the wee hours in the morning. Let's just say that racing games and I do not mix for the most part, and I had to employ a cheat to to pass all racing sequences in Hit and Run.
Fast forward to today. Some of you know that I've bought into PlayStation Plus, and one of the free games that was offered recently was OnRush. It's sort of a racing/Twisted Metal sort of game. You finish the "race" by achieving objectives before your team of opponents do. Now, it's fairly common for practically all of us to have late night gaming sessions. We all do that. But why, dear God why, did I stay up from Friday night to 4:30 Saturday morning playing OnRush both online and offline cursing and screaming as the screen almost after every round including the ones that I had won with a slight majority of wins under my belt? Admittedly, I recognize that it's a fairly quality game in itself. So it's not so much of a bad game, but I just suck at racing I'll admit. But I was much better off starting a new game of Bloodborne or Persona 5. Or I could have went back to finished up the Sly Trilogy with Sly 3. Maybe start watching Attack on Titan Season 2. But, nope. I had to waste my precious evening weekend on a game and genre that fuels the toxicity of the mass casual gamer. In fact, I was far better off watching these reality tv shows where skanks and hos get process at detention centers after getting arrested on COPS. So maybe there is some truth when some people say that video games are such a waste of time because I know my time was.
So... Why do you keep playing a bad game?