- Date posted
- 398d ago
- Perfectionism OCD
Kinda silly, but video game stress anyone?
I know how silly this is, but it's really something that causes me a lot of stress. Does anyone else struggle with beating and 100% completing all the games they play? My backlog drives me insane and I feel like I have to finish all of these games. But they take me so long because I feel this need to do EVERYTHING in each game I play, even if I don't enjoy the game anymore. Otherwise it drives me crazy that there may be something I miss and I'm not getting the full "experience". It's to the point that I'll force myself to play games I don't even want to play at that moment, just because I HAVE to play it to finish it and if I play something else all I can think about is that I still have to finish that game. I complain to my gf and family about it constantly and they just tell me to enjoy and play what I want, it's not supposed to be a chore. Then it gets worse because I think about other things I wanna do, like making music, gym, movies, books etc. and I'm not finishing those because of my games. It makes me sad cuz every once in a while a game like Elden Ring will come out that's so good that I actually will ignore my others and play it from start to finish without playing other games, and that's the best feeling ever. Makes games fun again! But then I get in a rut after and stress about my backlog. Doesn't help that games are just getting bigger and bigger now and treated as a live service too. Not sure if this is OCD or just me being silly, so curious what other people think. Anyone else deal with this?