Inspired by JP’s tweet here:
It’s a tough one for me - I’m playing bloodstained, and I sure am doing the same actions over and over, but do I tire of them? Definitely. I think “discovering secrets” is a big one for me. And maybe I could expand that to “exploring spaces that are or were once occupied by someone interesting.”
It’s vague, but that includes ancient tombs, a house someone left in a hurry, a city with unusual residents (like that shadows of the darned city), etc.
I like to root out every corner of the world and hopefully get a tiny reward for it, whether that’s a nice vista, a cool thing to look at, or a trinket to pick up.
I also never tire of being allowed to do something goofy within the mechanical and narrative framework of the game. Kicking a ball around in pikuniku, throwing dudes off a pier in yakuza, etc.
Oh, one more! Shortcuts. I never get tired of finding shortcuts in racing games or other types of games, so long as those shortcuts have some fun element to them… crash through a mall, go through a giant balloon cat’s mouth and out the other end, that kind of thing. Yeah.
What’s your stuff?