I don’t know what it is about owning a lot of games but starting up a new game or deciding what to play is just incredibly difficult.
It’s “Die Qual der Wahl” (the trouble of having choices) in German – a concept that I find rather interesting where you frankly have too many options/choices and end up not really knowing what to go for.
Yes, Steam has the “Play Next” feature but it doesn’t quite help with this feeling that you need to play some games and just get your money’s worth out of it in terms of time… but at the same time, you’re excited for a new game that just came out and then there are all the different services out there like Prime Gaming and Xbox Game Pass as well as game streaming and whatnot.
It’s just overwhelming to have this many choices and it feels a bit hard to stick to one game and play through it but to also decide where to go next.
Just recently, I played a bunch of Dark Souls 3 again, some Monster Hunter World, some Legends of Runeterra,… and then I beat Beacon Pines (in about ten hours, review soon!) and have been hopping between Tiny Rogues, Grim Nights, Dome Keeper, FLERP and 7 Days to End With You – all great games but my attention span is not quite there to actually stick it through.
Similarly, books are amazing but the only thing I’m reading regularly is the Mushoku Tensei Light Novel that I’m nearly done with… and other books have been started but not yet finished. I have yet to write my review on Tales of Lunis Aquaria – but I also need to finish other projects and it just gets quite overwhelming from time to time.
Luckily, though, I don’t have to make a choice. Worst case, I’ll just ask other people to make it for me and often… I end up feeling like playing something else because of the game that then got picked… and then I can go for that…
But actually starting it up just feels somewhat challenging and I dislike the way it makes me feel. First World Problems and all of that, not being able to decide what to play is… an odd problem to have, I guess, innit?
This post was first published on Indiecator by Dan Indiecator aka MagiWasTaken. If you like what you see here and want to see more, you can check me out on Twitch and YouTube as well.
Finding what to play and or finding which book to read next, when you have a long backlog it can get tough. I feel this post, as I look at my own steam library and book library, and make the same types of decisions as posted in your blog XD.
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