Over the years of playing video games one question I’ve always been asked by people not familiar with the hobby is why I play them. As I’ve got older I’ve often reflected on the question and found over time my reasons for playing games has changed.
As a kid I played games almost entirely for fun. I would sink hours into games just for the enjoyment of them. Gaming had replaced Tv as my main form of entertainment and by far my favourite game at the time was minecraft. I used to love playing it for the freedom of the sandbox world. The options in minecraft are almost limitless and whether you focus on building or adventuring there’s always something to do. Not to mention all the different mod packs offered some amazing new things to explore.
Since getting older I’ve found that the games I play and the way I play them has changed. I now spend less time gaming and am more selective of the games I do play. The time constraints obviously come with, well you know life and work. I also find that I now play games like I read books. I look for video games that have an interesting story or premise that I want to explore. I love more narrative focused games or ones with deep lore like Hellblade, The Walking Dead or A Way Out.
It’s interesting to see how over time the way we play video games or consume other media can change. Over the years I’ve found that I’ve become more selective and conscious of what I’m playing and it’s interesting to see how your habits around a hobby or favourite past time can change with time.
If you’re a gamer let’s share in the comments why you play video games and if that reason has changed over time?
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