This game sucks. A guide to giving new games a chance
It can be challenging to break out of our favorite patterns and try new games or systems. However, it's essential to remember that being unfamiliar with a game's mechanics or system doesn't necessarily mean that it's bad. Here are some tips to help you give new games a chance:
Acknowledge your mistakes. No game or system is perfect, and neither are you. When trying a new game, it's natural to make mistakes and stumble along the way. Remember that errors are inevitable, and even the most skilled players can struggle with a new game. Don't let mistakes discourage you or convince you that the game is terrible. Instead, slow down and take a closer look. If something tripped you up, it's a sign that the game is worth exploring further.
Play when you're in the right mindset. In today's fast-paced world, we often expect to understand a game within the first few minutes of playing. However, new games require patience and a thorough reading of the manual. Don't try a new game when you're not in the mood or in a rush.
Focus on the positive. Every game has its strengths, even if it's a violent one (although we don't endorse violent games). When trying a new game, focus on what you like about it rather than getting hung up on what you don't understand yet. A positive attitude can help you make progress and enjoy the game more.
Don't be a know-it-all. Don't let your expertise in a particular genre of games blind you to new ways of playing. Remember that there's always room for improvement and that the game you're playing may have something new to teach you.
Keep playing. It's unlikely that you'll fall in love with a new game in one day. Give it time and keep playing until you're sure that it's not for you.
Play alone. Playing with friends can be fun, but it can also influence your opinions about a game. Play a new game by yourself so that you can form your own impressions and feelings about it.