As time passes and you get older you encounter what has happened to me, too little time to play a game, which makes the whole experience bad: the gameplay becomes very fragmented, you forget the game mechanics, you forget the story, etc, etc. And you also start expecting too much from certain games with nostalgia making things from the past look better than they actually were.I forgot about that one, the Witcher 3 was both graphically awe inspiring and fantastic story wise. It also had a gameplay depth that was difficult for even an RPG veteran like me to wrap my head around.
It wasn't as open world and free as I would have liked, but, damn, if the story wasn't the greatest ive experienced since Freespace 2
Take my advice, just relax and enjoy whatever you can when you can. Play some CS:GO or an MMO (I like Eve Online for example). I recently started playing My time at Portia just because I liked the more relaxing nature of the game after work (I got it from the Humble Bundle monthly which also has Yakuza Kiwami, another game I want to play)