|Masochism example n°1|
The reasons are multiple. First of all, I'm not a no-life. I have a girlfriend (well, until recently, but our separation didn't have anything to do with video games). I have friends which I enjoy hanging out with, I watch a few movies per week and I'm quite successful at my job, which I love. The main reason, however, in my opinion, is that I now have money.
|Masochism example n°2|
Hence, my short attention span : When Skyrim, however great it is, starts feeling redundant (and it does), I can turn myself to Dark Souls or Arkham City or Banjo & Kazooie, or the new Layton game, and so forth...
|Masochism example n°3|
But no : the blogs keep us going. For our audience, first of all, because we are flattered by the fact that people may be interested by what we have to say. For ourselves too, because blogging gives us the incentive we used to have to see a game through its end, and don't quit because it's too hard or because the new GTA has been released two days ago.
|Masochism example n°4|
Of course, should I encounter the same game-breaking glitch a second time, I'll regret my choice and probably go plant a bomb in the Silicon Knights office (if they still exist), but it's a testament to all the other qualities of this game that, even if it's bug-ridden and really painful at times, I still wanna play through it again. I'm not kidding : without these glitches, it would definitely be one of the major action-adventure games of this era.
|Masochism example n°5|
What do you think? Do you sometimes feel like masochists too? Please let me know your thoughts in the comments about all this...