Due to the ability to rotate out schedules, and some generous telecommuting time, I was able to stay at home and play several games over the past two weeks. The problem is, that I only finished one, played another for about 30 hours, and quit the other two just a few hours in. I don't know why, but for some reason my interest in overall gaming has rapidly declined over the past five years.
I finally, after several years, installed Wolfenstein: New Order and played it through. It's the only one I finished, but really just out of spite rather than out of any sense of real fun. Right after the last scene played out, I was actually relieved that it was over rather than wanting more of the same.
I played X-Com Enemy Within for about 30 hours, most of which was using a mod called Long War that made a lot of game improvements. However, this game ground me down after about the tenth restart. You see, your characters have really shitty aim and the enemy has really good aim and it only takes 1-2 hits to kill your best trained character. So after your alpha team gets wiped in a mission, you might as well start over. Although the ground tactical war was really fun and researching & building new tech was great, the Air War component was an absolute grind and completely non-fun in any way. After a while, I just stopped loading it up.
Then I tried Wasteland 2 and Dishonored 1... both of which I quit after about 4-6 hours. Wasteland 2 was just boooooorrrrrrring, in every way possible. The story was boring, the combat was boring, traveling was grueling, managing my inventory and never having enough ammo was boring. The voice acting was absolutely atrocious; as if they had hired friends and neighbors to read lines off of a page.
Dishonored 1 was not the stealth game I was hoping for. The stealth mechanics are extremely wonky and I was often being spotted while completely motionless in a totally black shadowed corner. Also, the character models are just hideous. What is it with Bethesda and their 100% complete and total inability to make anywhere near realistic looking character models in any of their games? Especially the elephant hand syndrome that they have. Normal proportioned bodies for the most part, but hey what gun is he hol.... OH GAWD HIS HANDS. So creepy! So distracting!
Anyone else having a problem finishing games as they get older?
If so, what's your list of unfinished games look like?