On the state of Mac gaming

First, there are few must-play Steam games available for the Mac. That natural limitation would protect me from an ever-growing backlog and the back-of-the-mind burden that comes with it. Among those few games, fewer still are RPGs to keep up with. Minimizing my games-to-play and games-to-beat reduces my mental overhead. It feels like the time pressure would have a release valve.

I love the sentiment here from Jason. I have limited time now to play video games, and when I find one I often spent months going through it; often slowly, and really enjoying my time in it. I spent nearly a year beating Breath of the Wild, another six months with Assasins Creed: Odyssey, three months with Horizon: Zero Dawn, three months playing Witcher III, etc.

I don’t need a lot of games, I don’t even need them to be new games, I just want games that give me a little bit of relaxation at the end of the day. Heck, I still play Age of Empires II: Definition Edition, a modified version of a 20+ year old game. 

For me I’m often looking for whether a game will allow me to chill for a while, if it has a good hardship ladder to grow into it, and at the same time I don’t want it to stress me out too much. These are drastically different needs than someone in their teens with 10+ hours a day to play.