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Do you buy more games than you play or have time to play?

Yes. 11 64.71%
 
No. 2 11.76%
 
At times. Rarely/sporadically. 4 23.53%
 
Other/comments. 0 0.00%
 
Total:17

TL;DR: Do you have enough time in your life to play the games you want? 

Do you buy more games than you have time for or do you restrain yourself? 

What is your thoughts on developers and publishers pushing for engagement and people's time over selling base games often competingw with their own games (e.g. Apex tanking Antems prospects)?

 

I for one have a vast amount of free time compared to most others. I don't want to get into what I do but it involves a lot of free time with odd spots of busy work as long as I keep on top of things properly and I still don't have enough time to play the games I want to play. I only set my sights on roughly three of fours games per month, something I do to avoid games piling up yet still here I am trying to rush out The Messenger before Sekerio drops and finish up DMC5 to get the secret ending an do it it aside.

I just can't understand how publishers think cramming out as much games as services as they can is a good idea at this point when even a dedicated gamer with more double or triple the free time as most adult gamers, like me who is still finding it hard to schedule SINGLE PLAYER games. Often I break the three or four games a month rule but that is a month that I'll add a game to my backlog or end up starting a game for it to sit in a folder for months before I play it. 

Publishers need to start looking at more sustainable ways to make bank and look to single player games aswell to find a balance between games as services and SP campaigns, as the quicker people are finished with games (10 to 12 hours on average for DMC5, RE2, Ace Combat 7, Metro Exodus?) All games that sold relatively well and gamers are back in the market within the week and ready to buy again, gamers who wouldn't buy games as a service anyway or invest in microtransactions. But no, they have a massive met cast in games as services and they are tying up these potential gamers in hopes of catching the whales. Idiotic.  

But time is a flat polygon, like I said, eventually it will come back around and they'll saturate the market with single player games and no games as service spending another dev cycle to rectify that. I hope they do as it means more games for us and more money for them, more sustainable money. 

Rant end. (I'll edit it later)



 

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I play about 2-3 hours during weekdays and about 5-6 hours during the weekend (unless I have somewhere to attend to.


1 hour at work during lunch break and usually 1-2 hours at home.



    

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Well, being socially inept really helps my gameplay-time, but with so many games being so long it is still hard to find time for all of them. Had to make a call and saythat any PS4 released that i don't already own is something i have to let go. Also made the decision to limit my Switch-purchases other than the necessities for the time being. Current backlog stands at 18 games.



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I definitely don't have enough time for all the games. It feels like I don't really have enough time to do much interesting stuff at all. I have a normal job and I should finish up my studies, but for the most part, I don't think I'm busier than the usual person, but it still feels like I have so little free time. I'd happily sacrifice two hours of work time and salary per day to get more free time.



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Yes I think this future on GAAS will be dreadfull with like no more than 10-20 games being succesfull and taking all the money for like 5 years with all others vanishing in the twilight of devs closing doors. Also I much prefer SP games. And I do game a lot, my scorecard can attest that, same as you I don't play all I bought and I haven't bought all I wanted.



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Has anyone ever here bought a game you wanna play only to realize months later you probably will never end up playing it? because it has happened to me... there is just so many great games coming out that games that are a solid 7 or 8 on my scale are games i end up buying but rarely ever playing...

I still have many PS3 games to play... heck i even have a couple of PS2 games and about 10 or more PS1 games left to play and then there is a whole other backlog of PSP games (that i will play with emulation) that i have to play as well, and right now i havent played RE2R, Ace Combat 7 and both DMC5 and Sekiro came out this month... and those are just ther recent games of the last few months.