I couldn’t have articulated this any better. I’m in the same boat myself; fast approaching 40 in the next couple of months and I simply don’t get the joy of playing a game anymore. It’s done more out of obligation than fun a lot of the time for me these days. I’ll play something, maybe like it, but I won’t have that pull to go back and play it.
It’s taken a year for me to play up to the middle act on Spider-Man for no other reason that I simply cannot be bothered to play a game a lot of the time. I guess I carry on playing in the hope that something clicks and reignites my passion once more for playing a game.
I’ve become so desensitised to it now that games I would await with anticipation leave me cold, since I’m no longer part of that audience that it’s trying to entice. FIFA, for example, isn’t for me anymore.
Won’t stop me from buying games mind in the hope that something clicks.