A few minutes ago I started to type up a post about being a realization I'd just had about being burned out on open world games. I got about three sentences in and had the strangest deja-vu. I realized that I'd written something like it before. Sure enough, I did. In fact, I posted it one year ago tomorrow. And the stuff I was going on about was almost word-for-word what I wanted to say today. The worst part is that I've wasted hours banging my head against the wall trying to figure out what was going on before having this 'realization' that I had a year ago!
Not only did I have the same 'breakthrough' a year ago, it was right after playing Subnautica and hitting a wall in Pillars of Eternity. Good thing nobody has hired an assassin to chase me down. I'm really, really predictable.
Anyway, I'm more burned out on unfocused open world games than ever before. I just need to remember it for next time!