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Topic: Have you ever experienced video game burnout/fatigue before?

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Mordridakon

Before I owned my Switch: Is gaming for me anymore? My PS4 was gathering dust in a corner unplayed (and still is). I was definitely burned out.
After my Switch: I love gaming again ^-^
That was over a year ago, now I'm entering a burn-out phase again, but it'll take the right game to knock me out of it.

Mordridakon

sdelfin

I've had burnout. People are different, so some might not experience it at all, while others may experience it more acutely. Keep in mind, playing video games requires a level of participation compared to watching shows or listening to music which are mostly passive aside from whatever thoughts they evoke. I've played games and have experienced general fatigue, with a desire to keep playing despite playing very badly. And I've reached points of larger burnout where I just was not having fun. When I reach that point, it's time to focus my attention somewhere else. I have taken days and even weeks off from playing games. I even had the same issues when I was a kid. For me, it's a great opportunity to focus on favorite shows and movies or music I haven't enjoyed in a while. Also, it's worth mentioning that I find some genres more fatiguing than others. Large, open-world games drain me very quickly because I don't like the lack of focus and exploration. And I often don't like games that are stretched out to dozens and dozens of hours just because. Shmups require a lot of concentration, but I do love them. I can play arcade beat-em-ups and some run-n-guns without much risk of burnout, though, and can play them repeatedly in short periods and almost always have fun. But I think the burnout is normal and there's nothing wrong with taking a rest or recharging yourself.

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Harmonie

I think I have fatigue, but in my own way. It's not that I'm tired of playing video games, it's more that I'm burnt out with specific franchises that I love. I've been playing and loving Nintendo franchises for well over twenty years now, and have built up many expectations for them to feel magical over and over again.

Right now, I can't say that any Nintendo franchise has brought that feeling to me recently except for Zelda with Breath of the Wild. Franchises I used to love are just going through the motions for me now... Animal Crossing, Super Smash Bros, etc. I even would say that Animal Crossing New Leaf is the best game in the franchise by a wide margin, but... it wasn't magical for me, and it didn't have the lasting appeal that the GCN version had. I see people still playing it all of these years later, and I stopped playing in way back in the year it came out. The magic is lost for me. I've shrugged it off as the series not being fresh for me, anymore, but the fact of the matter is that I'm not sure I'm getting much satisfaction out of new entries to any of my old favorites anymore and I find it sad.

I worry... Is this all my Switch is going to be good for - more going through the motion games that I spend $60 on that I feel no magic playing and stop playing a month or less after release?

There's still potential for new magic inserted into old franchises, as we saw with Breath of the Wild, Odyssey (I'm including it here, even though it wasn't magical for me personally - I am just not a Mario platformer person), Kingdom Hearts III... I just hope that Nintendo has what it takes to reinvigorate Pokemon, Animal Crossing, etc. But I need to not get my hopes up.

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kateronhur

I used to get very tired, but still could not stop playing them, and I wanted to find a game that develops, so I did not get tired of it, and I started playing D & D.

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demonicbrew

Yes I have and have no idea how to power past it.

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VoidofLight

I got tired of playing certain games, but not tired of playing games in general. Miitopia was a game I burned out on pretty fast, since I already played it before, and know how exactly the story ends. It gets kind of repetitive, and the game mostly plays itself..

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Magician

Yeah. This probably barely qualifies, but there are days where I'd rather watch a movie, read a book or manga, or consume YT videos rather than play video games.

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kkslider5552000

I've been playing Xenoblade 2 for 2-4 hours nearly every day for 2 1/2 months.

If I'm not burned out by this, I never will be.

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rallydefault

All the time.

I have a group of friends that play video games most nights for like 3-4 hours, and just thinking about that kind of time investment makes me feel a little wriggly inside.

I typically can only play for an hour or two at a time, even with games that I really enjoy (took me two weeks to beat Skyward Sword). Anything more or too many games, and I just get overwhelmed and need to take a few days off. Plenty of days go by when I just don't play for whatever reason.

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Silly_G

It depends on the game/circumstances.

I've played Miitopia for about 130+ hours since launch and I'm finally at a point where I feel burned out, but I still feel obliged to play as I want to unlock all of the monsters (some of which only spawn via randomly generated travelers), while gradually building up my team's relationships and stats (which is mostly consistent between all 10 members).

I'm bummed that they haven't done anything about the tedious monotony of the Worried Explorer and (to a lesser extent) the Fab Fairy, one of whom typically spawns every day if you complete all of the requests.

And while I played Animal Crossing: New Horizons every day for about 2 1/2 months after launch, it got to a point where it felt more like a chore, and nowadays, I play anywhere between 1-3 days a month, mainly to obtain any seasonal items.

But fatigue/burnout from gaming generally? Not particularly, no.

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Mountain_Man

I understand video game burnout. As someone who has been playing video games in one form or another since the mid-1970s, I feel like I've pretty much seen it all at this point, but perhaps it's because so few developers attempt to do anything interesting or innovative these days.

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SKTTR

Silly_G wrote:

It depends on the game/circumstances.

I've played Miitopia for about 130+ hours since launch and I'm finally at a point where I feel burned out, but I still feel obliged to play as I want to unlock all of the monsters (some of which only spawn via randomly generated travelers), while gradually building up my team's relationships and stats (which is mostly consistent between all 10 members).

I'm bummed that they haven't done anything about the tedious monotony of the Worried Explorer and (to a lesser extent) the Fab Fairy, one of whom typically spawns every day if you complete all of the requests.

And while I played Animal Crossing: New Horizons every day for about 2 1/2 months after launch, it got to a point where it felt more like a chore, and nowadays, I play anywhere between 1-3 days a month, mainly to obtain any seasonal items.

But fatigue/burnout from gaming generally? Not particularly, no.

I'm also 130 hours in Miitopia. 12 Miis on MAX Level 50, all weapons, all armor, Main Mii has 99 Hearts with 5 of the others. I'm at 90% I believe. How far are you?

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Silly_G

@SKTTR : I have two main Miis who I almost always use in battle, and the other two I take into battle are from among the remaining eight.

My pattern is, whenever I hit Level 50, I switch to a new class and start fresh (your Max levels will be retained if you switch back later), with my two main Miis taking priority, and to avoid the risk of wasting gold, I'll typically buy every single item for the two main Miis whenever they switch to a new class (but only the legendary items for everybody else, plus at least one cosmetic weapon/outfit each). You can buy items more quickly (and not have to navigate through the menus from scratch) if you buy items for your Miis if they aren't a member of a particular class yet. So, say you want to change to a Mage class, but your Mii is currently at the Warrior class, you should buy all of the Mage items while they are still in the Warrior class before changing over.

I also try to collect every food item (where practical) so that all of my Miis can taste each food item at least once. While some of my Miis have achieved 99 in certain stats, I'm trying to balance things out so that I make the best use of the food I have. My main Miis typically receive priority in that regard though (so that they can better protect the Miis based on younger relatives). I also change the other eight Miis' classes when they reach level 50, but because I have two main Miis, they will typically have maxed out two or three classes by the time the remaining eight have maxed out one.

I'm also trying to ensure that the relationships are balanced, so, when I receive outing tickets, I prioritise the lowest level relationships. At the moment, the lowest level in my team are Level 55), and and once all couples have achieved the next support level (I'm currently aiming for all members to achieve Level 60), I'll shuffle the couples so that they can achieve the next support levels with everybody else.

I have unlocked everything except for the monsters (the remaining ones can only be found by traveler quests and the final tower, which I am yet to take on).

I'm just annoyed that they haven't done anything about the gold situation, as it's easy to wind up with an excess of it once you have unlocked all of the costumes, and there's nothing else to spend it on. It would have awesome if we could have redeemed gold for game/outing tickets and/or even food...

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SwitchForce

Put this way I get BurnOut just looking at my unplayed backlogs of Standard and CE games...... that's how sad it is.

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StuTwo

I think that some games really get their claws into me and others don't. Like most people in the real world (different to the world on internet forums) I spend less than 30 hours a month playing games and some months I barely play at all. Still sometimes I'm just not interested at all in the games before me.

To be fair it's the same with books - sometimes I'll read half a dozen in a month, other times I'll start a book, get through a hundred pages, lose motivation and not pick up another book for months.

@shadow-wolf When it comes to Master Mode on BoTW I find that the sponginess of enemies is a cue to try more aggressively to avoid combat and sneak around silver/gold enemy camps. It does change my relationship with exploring the map - pushing me into areas/routes that I'd not originally planned to.

...but yeah - generally it doesn't give me what I really hoped it would - bombs, causing clever stealth chain explosions, throwing enemies off cliffs etc. are all pointless strategies because they recover health so quickly. Some of the systems in the game are underused and Master Mode doesn't really fix that (by contrast I loved the DLC - in regular mode).

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Cynerenika

I used to get very tired, but still could not stop playing them, and I wanted to find a game that develops, so I did not get tired of it, and I started playing D & D. For example, Slip the dragon a poisoned princess instead of fighting him! Find and kill the main villain two acts before the finale! Breakthrough the wall to the outside in a maze you're sick of going through! Become the greatest hero or the vilest champion of evil! You do not limit anything; the system only determines the likelihood of success of a particular action. And in confusing situations, the final decision is made by the leader can see dndguide.net. Yes, of course, there is no graphics engine, and all the action takes place in the imagination. But the player's dream is more fantastic than any engine.

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Ralizah

Nah. With that said, I seem to have built-in behavioral tendencies to avoid burn out. When I'm done playing a game, I usually go a week or so without starting anything new. When that doesn't happen and I play through multiple games in a row (especially long ones), I'll usually take weeks-long breaks from regular gaming. It's like a circuit breaker flips in my brain.

So I guess it's less that I don't experience burn-out, and more that small periods of burn-out are regularly structured into my life.

Ralizah

JoseBanks

I had burnout when I was trying to reach the last rank in the Counter-Strike Global Offensive. During two days, my teammates played like silvers, and it was no way to win these games. I faced burnout and stopped playing the game for one week after returning. I reached the Global rank in two days. The thing that helped me get back in the game was trading with skins from the game using the best csgo skins trade bot on the steam platform. After earning some real money from the game, I thought that is not a bad idea to get back and finish my Global rank.

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jump

Nah but video games are only one of several things in my pop culture diet and I wouldn’t even say video games are my favourite thing to do with my spare time so I don't get burn out. Thinking about it a new game from my favourite series wouldn’t top a new whatever from my favourite podcasts, comic, band, tv or movies. It might beat out a new book from one of my favourite authors though as I've got an unread copy of one which has been sitting on a shelf for months already.

Also it helps I only play what I want to play. I don't care about missing out on whatever the game everyone is talking. If that 200+ hours JRPG isn't fun bin it and read it's "story" on wiki, it's doesn't matter if this is the only exclusive AAA game released on the console for a few months just don’t play it for the sake of it, if you’re finding a series mediocre stop buying new entries then etc.

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Pizzamorg

I don't really get burnout from the medium as a whole, but I do get burn out on individual titles. Like I know some people can literally play the same game, all day, every day, for years and that has always been insane to me. I can feel like I have absolutely ran a game into the ground in a fraction of the playtime of some of the people out there. When that fatigue sets in though, I just move on, even if my playtime may be comparatively low to others. I play a lot of different games, a lot of different genres and I am always rotating. That means I may not necessarily finish as many titles as I play, but it also stops me from getting burnt out.

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