“Pinpointing the Moment” by Michelle Baldwin

Michelle Baldwin writes about the moments where she gives up a game and moves on.

Looking at my unfinished pile of games, there is one thing they all have in common; I can accurately pinpoint the moment where I lost interest.

I felt this way about Metal Gear Solid 4. I was at this part where I have to walk around some Eastern European city and stalk people. I just kept getting caught over and over again, so I gave up. I was getting tired of spending 30 minutes on something and feeling like I wasn’t getting anything out of it. A month later I tried it and got past it.

I also reached a point in Mass Effect 2 where I just didn’t care anymore. It didn’t help that my 360 broke. I’ll probably never finish that game because 1) I can’t and 2) I’m not interested in it anymore.