I've noticed trends in what sort of games I play, depending on what chapter of my life I've been in. In junior high and high school, when I had more free time, I played a lot of lenthy RPGs (and Zelda games, which are not so much RPGs, but are still long and adventurous). Many of those were on handhelds... I particularly enjoyed Final Fantasy VI (GBA release) and The World Ends with You. But once I got to college, I couldn't really commit to things like that... I also started getting more and more involved with the independent scene, until, at one point, I had almost no idea what was going on with mainstream games. Now, I like to keep up a little bit... But not too much, because every now and then I'll see a game that really interests me, but I can't afford it.
These days, I mostly play simple (but engaging) things I find here, on TIGSource, or on the Indie Games blog. Instead of just playing a single game for a very long time, I now have a large collection of interesting smaller games. It's nice to have options. If I ever feel bored, I have a lot of interesting things to play!
I'm not completely done with commercial games, of course. But now I'm more interested in low-commitment things, and I can only very rarely purchase new games, because I have to pay for college and such. Basically I can only get a new game when someone sends me money for my birthday or something. Anyhow, lately I've been playing Team Fortress 2 quite a bit. I like it a lot, because I can play it for a short amount of time, but it can keep me interested for a very long time, too... if I have a very long time to spend, anyway. I also like how I only had to pay for it once, and they're continuing to make new updates, sending them out for free whenever they're ready.
So what games do you play? Are there any common factors that link them together? Has the sort of games you play changed over time, or has it more or less always been the same? If it has changed, why do you think that is?
Last edited on June 12, 2010 - 10:19 PM by Machine Saint