Recently I've heard loads of people say that Games don't get them as excited as they used to. I've felt this for a while but haven't really thought why....until now.. I do still buy a console or two at launch and buy all the games that appeal as soon as they are released...but I find myself playing the games less and less. I've come to the conclusion that they are losing their appear for a few reasons: Too much like the grim side of reality. Max Payne pretty grim game. In the opening sequence you hear your wife and child being killed and then see your wife slumped over the bed nice. Soldier of Fortune to name the obvious...is it fun to shoot peoples legs off?...well..it was the first few times but after you get over the novelty factor it is a pretty naff gross game. Project Gotham - Driving around London...I don't like doing that in real life so why did I buy a game to do it I don't like my games to resemble reality. I got into playing games to have fun and to use it as a bit of escapism. Now a lot of the games are getting too real. Loads of games are sequels. Ive played the 1-6 games in the series before it. I buy sequels cos its graphics are incredible, all the mags are raving about it and I haven't played a game in the series for a few years. Resident Evil:Code Veronica... fine game but it felt like the previous three games in the series. Would I buy the latest version on the GC ..yawn I wouldn't even bother reading a review. Some games do still grip me and I can't put them down....just like the good ol days. So I'm pretty sure it's not just me getting old. I've been thinking about buying a GC recently because the games seem to be a bit more original...Pikimin, Super MonkeyBall (sequel for that already out!) but I can't bring myself to play games that would look at home in the Early Learning Centre....Wife gives me enough stick already when I'm buying all my HC and gaming stuff. Anyone else got any thoughts? Jus.