I was playing Warhammer Online but i became bored very quickly. I think i played once in the last month, and then for only
A friend spoke of Assassin's Creed. It costs $30 and looked interesting. He gave me a hacked copy which i played for a few days and got bored of it. Interesting idea, uninteresting gameplay. I deleted the game.
I was wondering about the games i like and why. Two things came to mind. Previews and technique. I would probably buy more games if i had the chance to preview them and see if i was actually interested in playing them. Shareware does this, but i think shareware is often overpriced. I'm not really looking, but previews of fancy games seem to be movies instead of actually playing. That doesn't interest me.
Technique is the other aspect. In good old Mario, the actions were simple. Learning an effective action or sequence and good timing were what made a good player. Now, many games have a lot of buttons to hit to get to a sequence but the game itself does the fancy moves. There is no timing, there is no technique. Just remembering keys and key sequences.