Is there a game that, no matter how much you try, you just can’t stop playing? We all have our vices. Some are hooked on MMOs. Others can’t tear themselves away from the latest FPS. We’ve all been there — you settle in to play a game at 7 PM, then look back up at the clock and it’s 3 AM.
The GameRevolution editorial team discussed which games we’re hopelessly addicted to below, and now we want to hear YOUR thoughts. As always, leave your responses in the comments section, and we’ll feature our favorite in tomorrow’s Tell GR.
Paul Tamburro, executive editor: “Playing Overwatch is pretty much my default state, with me giving it a few spins more-or-less every weekday evening. I took a break for a while after becoming frustrated by its overwhelmingly toxic competitive mode, but going back in and limiting myself to quick play and arcade matches has made my experience ten times better. Who knew that just playing a game for fun and not to win arbitrary internet points would make it more fun?”
Jason Faulkner, senior editor: “I’m not really addicted to any game. I revisit certain titles, but I like a lot of variety in what I play. I’ve been soaking a lot of hours into Stellaris lately, but mostly because it’s easy to relax to moreso than I’m addicted to it.”
Bradley Russell, news editor: “Football Manager. My life is Football Manager. Life is Football Manager. I’m playing it now (don’t tell Paul), and it’s a game that gets its claws in to you pretty swiftly after starting despite resembling a middle manager’s spreadsheet. I’ve doodled tactics in notebooks, worked out transfer targets down the pub, and I have punched my laptop many, many times. God, I love it.”
Michael Leri, features editor: “No matter how much I still want Blizzard to delete Hanzo, I just keep playing Overwatch. Every time I take a break, I eventually get sucked back in. I went on a two-month break and then Baptiste gave me a hit for free and now I’m hooked again. I also did play Mortal Kombat X far too much up until a month ago but testing Mortal Kombat 11 in the beta has spoiled me. I imagine that I’ll be disregarding everything to play that game in three weeks.”
Yesterday’s best reader comment
Starling: “When Ubisoft announced that next Far Cry is a totally 80s cyberpunk with dinosaurs with neon light shooting lasers and laser katanas and sunglasses in dark and cheesy dialogue and then actually released it and it was named Blood Dragon.”