So I'm Burned Out...

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    So I'm Burned Out...

    Post by Revoltage on Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:18 pm

    Playing Dark Souls just doesnt have the same feel to me like it used to. I guess it's just the tedium of seeing the same things over and over again (not to mention Dark Souls 2 being announced just reinforces that feeling). I've been playing pretty consistently since December last year and I'm finally burning out. I've decided I'll probably take a break for a while, play a few different games, come back later I guess.

    What have you done when you've started to burn out on Dark Souls? What do you do to keep yourself interested in playing?


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    Re: So I'm Burned Out...

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:41 pm

    I've taken some breaks (am on one right now) but I always come back because there are very few games that compare. That's just the truth.

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    Re: So I'm Burned Out...

    Post by BLA1NE on Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:14 pm

    ^This.

    At first I stopped playing games altogether for a few months. Then I played Borderlands 2 for a bit, but it couldn't hold my attention. Now I just play Dark Souls on and off. I think I'll get around to playing Uncharted 3, Killzone 2, maybe InFamous 2, etc. And I'll keep playing Dark Souls from time to time in between.

    Then, eventually, hopefully in not too long... DARK SOULS 2 will come out! big grin And hopefully it will hold my attention as long as Dark Souls did. I used to play about a game per month, on average, and since Dark Souls that average has dropped considerably! And I don't mind one bit. If I only played 1 game per year, but it was as good as Dark Souls, I'd be a happy gamer.


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    Re: So I'm Burned Out...

    Post by Revoltage on Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:44 am

    Ok it's good to know I'm not the only one. I can't wait for Dark Souls 2 to come out, to get that feeling of a blind first playthrough is the best! I've started playing Borderlands 2 so I'll probably stick with that for a while or something until I find something else to play. Inevitably I'll jump back into Dark Souls once in a while too hehe silly


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    Re: So I'm Burned Out...

    Post by VinheimProfessor on Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:58 am

    Play other games. Mount and Blade, Chivalry, War of Roses and even Walking Dead's computer game have kept me entertained.


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    Re: So I'm Burned Out...

    Post by Shindori on Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:08 am

    I constantly find myself making new builds. Might be the same content but I force myself to go about it differently.


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    Re: So I'm Burned Out...

    Post by SlakeMoth on Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:35 am

    Been playing since Day 1. I've taken the odd sabbatical. Played Skyrim, Darksiders and El Shaddai. None of which I've finished because Dark Souls keeps calling me back. Maybe when I get the Platinum (or if), I'll get around to playing other games. Halo 4 is one of them. I haven't even got it yet, then there's Dishonoured and I picked up Uncharted 3 for a fiver in the supermarket the other day.

    However, I never get bored of playing Dark Souls, even though I know the game pretty well I still love revisiting the different areas (New Londo Ruins being the exception). It's hold over me is frightening. Sometimes I wonder if I'll ever break free.
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    Re: So I'm Burned Out...

    Post by passivefamiliar on Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:34 pm

    I find myself leaving alot but never regret coming back to it. Or boletaria. I go back there alot too. How i make myself play again though...just have to be in the mood. Im not into testing new builds so much. I started a NO bonfire lit run, haven't gotten through sens yet even, but that kept me fueled for a bit. But got hard pretty quick for me at least.

    I play other games alot though and when i decide to go back to souls is usually when another game reminds me of souls somehow. The souls games redefined online gaming for me though. I just can't play any call of duty type games now. They are ruined for me.


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    Re: So I'm Burned Out...

    Post by callipygias on Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:36 pm

    This is like a support group. Count me in. Hi, I'm Calli and I'm addicted to Dark Souls.

    I've only managed to finish a few other games in the last year. Dragon's Dogma is the only thing to give me hundreds of hours of time away from Dark Souls, which is weird, because half my time in Drag Dog is spent thinking how I wish it was more like Dark Souls.

    Got Red Dead Redemption a few weeks ago and it looks completely AWESOME, but played it for one day and have been back to DkS since.


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    Re: So I'm Burned Out...

    Post by GrinTwist on Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:44 pm

    What everyone else has said. I'm burnt out too with Dark Souls so I've taken a break from it for a while and switch on to other games. So far the only game that I can say has claimed my life is Dragon Age as of right now.


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    Re: So I'm Burned Out...

    Post by RANT on Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:09 pm

    yep, just take a break and playother games. if other games fail to keep you interested then take a break from gaming for a couple of months.


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    Re: So I'm Burned Out...

    Post by The Letter X on Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:20 pm

    Dark Souls has ruined nearly all other games for me. The only game that I have played since I got serious about DkS is Armored Core: For Answer, another FROM game. The difficulty on that game rivals and probably surpasses Dark Souls. Its replay value is good too, but it just doesn't give me the satisfaction DkS does. When I first started playing DkS, I felt like a hardcore gamer because easier games no longer entertained me. Now I can't really call myself that, the only thing I can say is that DkS is the perfect game for me.

    Good luck entertaining yourself and have fun on your break. You'll be back soon, but you'll probably be much more productive in the meantime.


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    Re: So I'm Burned Out...

    Post by Back Lot Basher on Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:40 pm

    I play DkS on a daily basis. Sometimes just for an hour...other times for hours on end. I have a group of friends I play other MP games with, but mostly for social reasons, so that always gives me a bit of fresh gaming to balance DkS.

    Lately I've been trying different low level plays on both systems., and although the challenge is great, it's kind of lonely having nobody to coop with after getting to Sens.

    I also enjoy helping new players, so I sometimes dive in for a bit of coop in the beginning areas.

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