I have a problem with Video games, don’t worry I’m not going to say that they have ruined my life or that I am spending every waking moment playing them and spending almost every penny I have on them. Nor am I going to joining GA (Gamers Anonymous) if there such a thing. If there isn’t, then I hereby make my claim for copyright and will sue whoever does start it. Anyway back to the topic on hand, my problem is that I have either a short attention span or short memory
What I mean is that if I for whatever reason move on to a different game, even if it is on a different platform or a different genre I will rarely if ever return to the original game. Thankfully it’s not so bad that I have to complete games in one sitting as that be suicide.
The list of games that fallen victim to this includes some A+ big hitters
1. Assassins Creed 2
2. Bioshock (Until this year)
4. Dark Sector
5. Call of Juarez
6. Spider-man Shattered Dimensions
8. Tomb Raider
9. Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas
10. Alan Wake
I could go on; these are just some examples of the top of my head. I know that this is a problem for me and I will do my best to prevent it by completing at least the basic story mode/campaign mode of a game before moving onto the next. I have thought about why this happens, part of me blames a short attention span and that I am always looking for the next immediately after starting the last thing (I must have been a joy for my parents when it came to Christmas presents) I also blame my whatdoyoucall it, the thing in your head that you use to recall information..Ah yes memory. I am terrible with names/faces/dates/events. I forget who did what and when, where I am supposed to go and where I have been. This mean IF I go back to a game I usually have to start from the beginning so I can understand and appreciate the story. This in turn causes another problem as I can and do get bored replaying the parts that I remember which often leads to me looking for the next thing again. It’s a vicious cycle.