As we get older and our lives change, our schedules change. Our available hobby and luxury time change.
So, have you been faced with time constraints that have forced you to change your gaming habits? Personally, I think certain games, like the hardcore RPGs, are increasingly the domain of younger players. And when I say "younger," I mean mostly college and young adult. The bottom line is that as much as I could feasibly lose myself in something like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim , it just isn't possible from a timetable standpoint.
And although I was once a die-hard JRPG fan, I don't think I'd be able to be one again. Well, I could , but I really wouldn't be able to play anything else . The games in question are simply too long. Thankfully, with the marked decline in quality in most JRPGs this past generation, I'm not too distressed about that. Besides, I embrace variety more than ever before these days. It's just that, as I've said before, time is a significant issue. Therefore, I have no complaints about games that are "only" 7 or 8 hours. Everyone whines but what's wrong with that? Works out good for me; I might actually be able to complete it in a decent amount of time.
It took me months of on and off playing to finally finish Assassin's Creed III , for example. Granted, I did basically everything and spent a good 37 hours, but there was a time when 37 hours would be finished in a matter of two or three weeks. That was back in college where, as far as I could tell, nobody ever had anything to do. Has something like this happened to you? Have you been forced to alter your gaming habits due to various life circumstances? I'll bet this happens a lot.