I never thought this would happen but.... I think I've reached a pretty sad point in my life. After years of playing this game, I think I've just plain grown out of it. If not, then I've majorly lost interest. Every time my mind turns to it, I think "no, thanks". I find the game bores me, I find it makes me very grumpy and I find I can't get it to ever do what I want it to do.
It's strange, really. I won't be ranting or anything because I like to try and avoid that kind of thing. But... it's gotten to the point where I actually question myself when I play the game. I ask myself why I'm bothering and what I get from it. Plus, I hate starting new games at this time of year. Too much has happened in real life now and I just can't go back to July 2008.
I don't like feeling this way because I used to enjoy the game so much. But it's so repetitive now. It's been repetitive for years. Click, click, click. Process, process, process. Read one dull, uninteresting, unrealistic message. If I'm managing Alfreton Town, why are the media behaving exactly as they would if I was managing Man Utd?
That last paragraph probably sounds a bit ranty. I explicitly tried to avoid that! I guess I just had to share my feelings. The pleasure has slipped away. I admit that bad results have played their part. Why... why can't the game be a little easier? Yeah, I know there are other management games. But they don't have FM's database.
I actually feel really frustrated that, instead of using what little time I have to play FM playing it, I'm spending it trying to think of a way to get through this feeling. Falling out of love with the game is just a huge, crushing disappointment.