Every once in awhile I experience a phenomenon I’d like to call “videogame lethargy” — I sit down in front of my PC or consoles, and get ready to play a game, but then I change my mind and go do something else. The brain wants to play, but the rest of the body is going… nah.
I can probably blame Fire Emblem Fates for this. My absolute determination in completing the game on Lunatic Conquest last month, has sort of left me totally fatigued. I remember I once woke up at 4am in the morning to try and complete Chapter 20 (the one with the drafty winds). By the time I successfully finished it, the clock was already 1pm. NINE freaking hours just to finish one mission.
I still play my mobile games every day, games like Fire Emblem Heroes and Plants vs Zombies Heroes where I can play a few quick matches or so for 20 to 30 minutes. I still play World of Warcraft every day, logging in for about 30 to 45 minutes to finish some world quests. But when I want to play something else, a game that would require longer time investment in one continuous sitting, and especially a game that I want to record and stream (you know, like Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright), my body just starts to rebel. I haven’t even touched my copy of Persona 5, it’s just sitting on my shelf, unopened and unplayed.
Perhaps there’s another reason for my lethargy: I have to practice the violin every day, or at least I’m doing my best to discipline myself to practice every day. That requires a lot of focus, and unfortunately, when it’s time to play a long videogame, my mental focus is already completely used up.
Maybe I should just take a short hiatus from videogaming. I have lots of catching up to do for my pro wrestling viewing and comics anyway.