I’ve been a fan of video games for as long as I remember. But I think I am a bit of a weird gamer. I read a lot about games and I like to try games, but I don’t actually play a lot of games.
When people tell me they logged 200 hours in some game on Steam I’m just wondering how that game kept them interested. I think the only game that I have ever played for more than 200 hours is World of Warcraft.
If I look at my favorite games there’s only a handful of games that really gripped me and made me spent a lot of time on them, and this was mostly in my teens when I had plenty of spare time on my hands. I think I still have plenty of spare time, I just have to be a bit more careful how to spend it than when I was let’s say 17.
I have access to a ton of games on Origin but I just don’t care. I bought the last two Deus Ex games in the hopes to have that spark that I had with the first Deus Ex and I quit playing both after 2 hours with the feeling that I had better things to do.
Last weekend I picked up a Switch and started playing Zelda, and I just couldn’t put it down. It’s been a while since I had that experience.
The past few years my “gaming” fix has mostly been the PS4. I played titles like Drive Club, Dark Souls 3, Uncharted 4, Fallout 4, The Witcher 3 etc.
While I enjoyed these titles I didn’t love them. The Witcher 3 came close but it still had too many flaws. The others were enjoyable but nothing that I felt very strongly about.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild is different.
It draws me towards playing it. The game design is just exquisite. It is a breath of fresh air in a sea of monotonous games that are just more of the same.
If you have a chance to spend some time with this game, do it. Play it from the beginning and take your time. It’s really good.