I’ve been experiencing this for the last year or so. Whenever I sit down to play a game, be it a new one, an old favorite, I just see work in front of me. Like, you have the game story, and they stretch it out via arbitrary game mechanics, be it map battles, “research”, grinding, etc.
I can’t stay motivated or interested to play after ~2-3hrs into a new game. “Ok, these are the mechanics, so I’d be doing roughly the same thing for 30+ more hours of gametime as they drop nuggets of plot as my reward. Nope.”
To be clear, I want to enjoy games, but other than totally random games like Brogue, I can’t commit.
Any suggestions on how to get out of this game funk?