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Last month I thought I got enough of DOOM Eternal and ever since I haven't been able to feel a click with any other game, except when I finished my collectible fluff hunt in Breath of the Wild. I played again and finished Sonic Mania, Cuphead and Child of Light but I never felt comfortable playing them, I always had this sensation that I could be playing something else, and let me tell you, it's horrible. Every time I finished one of the aforementioned games, I turned to BotW and FIFA 21, which are the titles that I find most relaxing to me, but I feel the same thing. 

I could buy a new game, but money is an issue, and I also have a few in my backlog, yes, but it takes me time (a month per game) and Bravely Default II releases in less than two weeks, anyway. 

But this got me thinking, I rarely play games that I've finished. My style of play usually tends to get the most out the stuff I buy, get 100% completion if I can, and never return. Maybe that's why it's so hard to pick them up again, games are nothing like books to me. 

Anyone else feel like this?



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I do. Its pretty rare that I beat a game more than once these days. I think the last time I did that was like Bloodborne.



KLXVER said:

I do. Its pretty rare that I beat a game more than once these days. I think the last time I did that was like Bloodborne.

I used to replay all my games back in the Wii U era, but now only the new stuff keeps the excitement going. Guess it's part of getting older, perhaps? 



Metallox said:
KLXVER said:

I do. Its pretty rare that I beat a game more than once these days. I think the last time I did that was like Bloodborne.

I used to replay all my games back in the Wii U era, but now only the new stuff keeps the excitement going. Guess it's part of getting older, perhaps? 

Thats usually how it goes. Also games are generally so much longer these days. 



Depends on the game; how long it is and just how much I liked it the first time around. Most of the games on my top 30 or so games of all time I have played multiple times. Shorter games from like gen 4 I have also played multiple times even if they weren't top 30, just because they require less of a time investment to replay. But I just can't bring myself to replay a longer game that I wasn't super in love with the first time around.



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I feel like I can't because my backlog is so big right now... I've had DQ11S on Switch since release and I haven't touched it yet lol.

But I have a list of games I'd love to get back and play again... Time is always the factor.



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I almost never get to 100% completion. Once I beat the main stuff it is rare for me to go back to a game at all. The exception is for multiplayer or pick up and play games. Too many other games out there to play.



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It really depends on the game, but to me it rather feels like the opposite, I tend to enjoy a game that I already know even more when I replay it. Maybe it is because I already know what to expect from it, and not having some unfulfilled expectations, perhaps. 

Take Metroid: Other M for instance. I finished another run through it lately, it was maybe my fifth or sixth time that I finished it since I got it ten years ago. When I first played it I didn't know the story or how the game unfolds, so naturally there were expectations in my mond that sadly stayed unfulfilled. I wanted Samus to become badass but she didn't. Nowadays, I think, many people know that the game has a rather weak story. Fast forward to now and I can instead leave the story aside since I already know it and enjoy the stronger aspects of the game. That way the game certainly grew on me. 

So this happens quite often to me. I really like replaying old games.



Gameplay > Graphics

Substance > Style

Art Direction > Realism

I'm not really sure, games I buy and own (not PS+ which I just play then ditch) I do play a few times. I've repeated played Bloodborne and DA:I so many times.

This said, I bought Witcher 3, loved it, played it all the way through, DLC and all, but I've tried to restart twice and never made it past the opening area. The Outer Worlds too, great game, very 'fallout' like but it's not Fallout. It feels like there is a lack of exploration so didn't feel the need to replay.



Hmm, pie.

I'll go through a game for its main stuff put it down for awhile and then 100% it, though after that I can almost never play that game again.