I've noticed that I've been gaming less and less in recent months, and googling for anecdotes from other people revealed that it seems to be a fairly common phenomenon, that getting older correlates with being less and less able to immerse yourself in games for long stretches of time. I find myself in the weird position where I think I should be gaming more, but I'm having big trouble finding games that keep me sufficiently engaged. I'm interested in your thoughts on 2 possible solutions to this "gaming fatigue": a) games that have stronger hooks for jaded gamers, and b) strategies for overcoming the problem directly and finding joy in gaming again without changing what you play. I'm not interested in multiplayer games because I think being on skype with a friend can be fun with almost any game, (and I do that almost daily) but I'm explicitly not looking for that "social fun", I'm looking for gaming experiences that satisfy desires for autonomy, mastery, and expression etc.. Immersive sims, open world and stealth assassin kind of games always worked best for me in terms of immersion, but from those that I started recently I have finished almost none of them. I think this "jadedness" towards all things, or whatever you want to call it, is a byproduct of the media-landscape we live in, and I think if we don't figure out how people can immerse themselves in gaming again, the industry soon faces another huge problem on top of all the others it already has. I have no answers, so I won't have very much else to say in this thread I think, but I hope it will spark a constructive discussion that yields useful ideas to enrich player's gaming experiences from both sides: gamedevs and gamers.