There are a lot of reasons why we play games. When we sit down to play a game it can be to lose ourselves in the fantasy of being someone else or to experience an amazing narrative. It might also be to experience the challenge the game presents or even just to tune out for a while and not think of anything while you play minesweeper so much you begin to see number patterns in your sleep. Whatever the reason that may be, when playing a single player game, you can indulge in that aspect to your heart’s content. If you want to spend 4 hours exploring the countryside in Skyrim, nobody is going to tell you to get on with the plot already. However, when we come together to play a game as a group, things can become a little difficult.
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