Disclaimer: I am not a professional writer as soon will be evident.
My name is Rob C and I am a gameaholic.
Well, it probably isn't that bad (is this denial?), but I
definitely have some gaming issues. It is a two part problem. Steam and other
online distributor holiday sales do crazy things to me -- Railworks Train Simulator on sale for $3,
sign me up! I have never really expressed interest in trains; never had a train
set, and never wanted to drive a train. Why did I just buy that? I have a fear
that I may let a potentially good game slide buy that is a really good deal. I
bought 15 games from Steam alone since Black Friday, not including any DLC. Never mind that if I didn't buy so many
deals I may have the money to buy a game I really want, like Unity of Command.
The second part of the problem is that I feel I need to rush through these
games to get to the next one. This is counter to my compulsion that I need to
finish a game that I start. In the past it was very rare that I stopped playing
a game before I finish its campaign. Now my problem is that I start too many
games at once, and then lose my bearings by the time I go back to the game. If
I thought it was a pretty good game, then I feel inclined to start over. This
really hurts my quota for completing games. If it was so-so, it gets added to
my 'May Play Again' category (I actually have a spreadsheet!). Bad games get
I think these problems are actually creating a third problem. I am having
trouble finding a game I really enjoy. This just fuels the fire for trying more
games and feeling more rushed. I am finding more and more games just bore me. I
used to love the Heroes of Might and Magic series of games -- and got really
excited when Heroes VI went on sale on Steam! I played through the tutorial
campaign and the first mission of a 'real' campaign. I think I have had enough.
It doesn't seem like a bad game. Why doesn't it scratch that itch like it did
in the past?
Do you have any of these issues?