I originally lined up on launch day to grab a Switch and a copy of Zelda I was that pumped. Played botw for months. I remember initially becoming bored though, as others mentioned the repetitive nature of the Shrines and enemies in the world. The pop up night skeletons and things really kinda bug me - often ruin a kindve exploratory mood or adventure u might be on. And at the time there really weren’t many other games, I’d rinsed Zelda well so I sold the Switch along with botw.
Fast forward to this year and my nephew whom we’d bought a SNES mini for had been saving up all his cash to get a DS, but actually picked up a Switch last minute. It’s cool he’d been really digging Link to the Past on the mini, always calling me up asking me for tips on where to go and stuff So I knew I had to get him Botw - I picked him up the official guidebook and the game and sent it as a gift. He’s stoked, but as a result I kinda got pumped about it all again and rebought a Switch and Zelda again.
So now I’m doing a 2nd play through. It’s so enjoyable. I guess 2nd time around there’s less trying to complete the mainline story and more just enjoying the world. And I’m able to follow along with my nephew. Funnily enough he’s actually outstripped me and beat Ganon and everything, now he’s doing DLC stuff.
But yeah the state of games now on the Switch is phenomenal, I can’t believe how many games there are on it. I’ve got a growing Wishlist but don’t have the cash to buy them all lol.
It’s so great to see Nintendo back to form again, the way they opened up to Indies and ports has really contributed to the system, only a few years ago everyone was talking the death of Nintendo so it’s great to see where they’ve ended up.
I love having the console 2nd time around and can’t wait for the Botw sequel. But agreed with others, I’ve got a digital copy of Odyssey on the unit but struggle to stay interested, generally just prefer wandering the fields of Hyrule, literally uncovering new stuff every day
Generally I don’t feel guilty about playing games at all. I don’t see it as wasted time but instead time spent enjoying media you dig. Like I know people that watch game of thrones and breaking bad and lost and every addictive series that comes out year to year, I prefer to hit games. And actually for me games are more of a tap out, if the muse isn’t there, I don’t beat myself up anymore. But when I get obsessed about a project it really does take over, but often I need a break from that too and games are a great downtime.
Can’t say I’ve ever really been into FPS though, care factor is super low right there. I think I prefer chill games with minimal hectic