Experience Points: Finding Time To Play Games
Of recent, I’ve been struggling to find time to play games. So much so that the actual time I have to game is normally limited to weekends. I remember the good old days when I had plenty of time during the week to play games in the evening. But it’s funny how when your life changes so too do your gaming habits. What you play and how you play are also changed for better or for worse.
Most of the time I only have free time on the weekends to play the games I want to, and even then anything else I need to do, or want to do, falls into the timeframe during the weekend. Actually getting through games and completing them is becoming more and more difficult, because it always seems like there is something else around the corner that needs attention or somewhere where you are needed as a person.
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On the rare occasion when I actually have free time to play games it is a rare godsend and is something I value the most. But it never feels like it lasts long and again I find myself closing in on Sunday and no longer having any time to finish that game. What I guess it comes down to is the games you choose to play in that select period of time, whatever you have available to you.
The time and dedication needed for open world games and longer JRPGs may not be available to me anymore, and it’s sad but it is a reality of life in some ways. I love games but at the same time I need to move forward, and striking that balance between yourself and a gamer, and the rest of your life is always difficult to achieve.
I am envious of gamers who can strike that balance so effortlessly while others struggle, like myself in finding time to play games. I wish I could play everything under the sun but now I have to be particular with what I play. It’s sad because most of the games I enjoy are time sinks and time sinks are just not for me at this moment in time.
I’m always up for suggestions from other gamers regarding games they think are great experiences with a decent playtime. If you have any ideas or suggestions why not share them in the comments section below, so I can get an idea of what games could fit into my schedule. I appreciate all the help.