Readers who listened to this week’s podcast discovered that I am sitting out the site playthrough of Final Fantasy VII. Instead, I find myself watching Shawn as he makes his way through the game. I have gotten to the point where, many times, I prefer to watch a game played rather than play it myself — especially when it comes to RPGs.
I just no longer have the attention span, or interest, to play through a long, involved game. Yet, I have just as much fun (or perhaps more fun) watching other’s play than playing myself. This certainly has been the case with Final Fantasy VII and Lost Odyssey. I get to watch all the cutscenes, see all the intricate story plots and dialogue, but don’t have to go through the trouble of crawling through dungeon after dungeon.
So readers, are there games that you’ve enjoyed more watching them be played than actually playing them yourself?