Originally Posted by Nugu
Answered her own question and rejected it right here:
The simplest answer is usually the correct one. Applies to me too, I don't have month long summer breaks to soak up a complex game for 100+ hours any more. Any time I try life forces it's way in - be in bed on time so I can work tomorrow, don't forget to buy x, pay bill x, and the like.
At best I can play games 2-3 hours a day on weekdays and when it's so fragmented how can I get into it?
Edit: I still need to finish Metro 2033, I loved it but after 12 hours one weekend I still haven't gotten back to finish it (I would of finished it in one go but I ran out of time that weekend and never convinced myself to sit down for it the next)
Totally agree with you. I don't get immersed in games like I did when I was younger either. Not that I don't enjoy the games, but because I don't get to sit down and actaully complete an entire game in one or two sittings anymore. I get 3-4 hours maybe once or twice a week. Too many breaks in the gameplay and you can lose interest. It can take me up to a month before I complete a longer game such as Fallout 3 or Mass Effect. I almost always finish games though at some point.
EDIT: 2 kids (3 and 5 years old), a wife that really hates it when I play games and work is what really put the damper on my gaming time. But I still would rather have my real life than spend it all on games.Edited by jbobb - 4/5/11 at 8:52am