A harrowing fact for many games developers is that many gamers simply don't get to see the ending of their games for whatever reasons.
I only stop playing games if they get boring before it's over. I played the timed trial for Bioshock Infinite and was blown away in one hour. I WILL see the ending when I buy it.
No spoilers here but the ending completely changed my whole perspective on the game. Definitely a game worthy of finishing.
Spoiler here. Bruce Willis was dead all along.
This game was meant to be finished multiple times. Forget just finishing the game once, You need to beat it at least twice. The subtlety of foreshadowing in this game is done with so much detail. I'm amazed at how delicate the game really is.
What's really gonna blow your mind is when you play the game over and realize that they were building up toward that ending through the entire narrative. I thought it was off the wall too, but then...it just makes so much sense going through it again.
@ da_2pacalypse: Not if you have a good memory and can remember pretty much anything from the game including every audiolog xDD Like I found all but 2 :( and I don't feel like I forgot anything. I can pretty much remember every moment and they started to make sense now and I was exploring the world really well and saw a lot of other interesting things. But well, I see where you're coming from and I'll definately replay it. Hard was ok, but now I want the 1999 mode. Edit: The only thing that I kind of forgot while playing it for the first time is when... SPOILER Bookers nose is bleeding when talking to Comstock. Later you find out why noses are bleeding, because they are from a different universe and are remembering things and try to make up own memories, because theirs are wrong or not accurate or existent. I thought it was bleeding because of the fight way before that and forgot about it during the game.
Not only isbthis a game u finish but one u r able to play again with a different perspective.
^^ What he said ^^
This is a game that most people will finish. It's an amazing game. It's better than Bioshock and most everyone loved that game including me.
"This is a game that most people will finish." Statistics say otherwise.
@LOGICWINS This is N4G. Logic doesn't matter here.
Yes, the majority of games are not finished but really good games with good stories, production values and great game play get finished. Bioshock Infinite is one of them. Heavy Rain had over 60 percent completion rate. Most of what makes up your statistics is shooters with multiplayer that have mediocre single player and RPG's because they are long games. A really good game that is 10 to 15 hrs. long will more likely get finished than not. It's just that there aren't many of those these days.
@Logic The stats say that over 50% of everyone who played Infinite, finished it. So, most people have finished the game.
Am I reading this right? 46% completed it on easy, 34% on medium? So 80% completed the game?
I have two friends playing Bioshock: Infinite. One loves it and the other is so bored by it he's considering trading it in without finishing it. He loved the original Bioshock and is underwhelmed by the new one.
I've also stopped playing games to completion that are NOT boring, particularly because I've gotten too accustomed to great games letting me down with terrible final acts.
Didn't the game just come out? Some people have lives and work
i dont get why someone would buy a single player only game like bioshock infinite and 'not' beat it...i cant even....
Yeah I platinumed this game so I've actually seen the ending a couple of times.
Oh my god..this game wasn't long enough..I couldve played it easily for another 8 days
There is replayability. I've played it 4 times using different Infusions an gear, and making different choices.
Isn't it like this for most games? I know a lot of people who always buy games, but never finish them. I finish pretty much 97% of my games. There are some that I just haven't bothered to finish. Don't know why anyone wouldn't finish Infinite tho.
I just finished Bioshock Infinite today. It took me a week on and off. I am still wrapping my head around the ending. Bioshock Infinite needed the COD crowd to make it profitable and I don't think they will understand the ending. I might be giving them too little credit.
How did we get from "didn't finish the game" to "it wasn't profitable? P.S The CoD crowd doesn't care about great stories and great gameplay, their idea of fun is reaching their 12th prestige before the next CoD title. Their idea of a good story is alot of shooting and explosions with a grunt with an accent yelling at you all the way.
already played through twice and got all the achievements...also bought the season pass
I got to ask... so what? From the developers point of view, they're getting paid to make a game, not to see everyone beat the game. Sure it might be disappointing that some people don't make it to the end, but it's not like you take it personally. From a gamers point of view, if the game is good enough, people will MAKE the time. Back when Borderlands 2 was awesome and we loved Gearbox (seems like ages ago, hard to believe it's only like 5 months @_@), I didn't watch my usual TV programs, didn't play anything else, pretended to be sick for my "pointless" classes (it was photography, missing a day wasn't going to kill me, did go to my important ones), was out of my job / classes ASAP, missed a few meals, all so I could beat Borderlands 2 ASAP. Now replace Borderlands 2 with Dead Space 3 and I could have gone MONTHS without playing it and been okay, because I really just didn't care. From a publishers point of view, cash is cash. Anyway, thanks to sites like YouTube, none of these figures really matter. I can easily watch all the cutscenes for BioShock Infinite or any other game without having to actually play the game. Sure it's not the same, but for some people it's enough.
I do that with games that are good but are on the other platform (i.e. Alan Wake, Halo 4, etc)
Aw, come on, it's understandable why someone who's poured ungodly amounts of time and work into creation would people to actually see all of it.
Screw you article I am gonna go beat it now!
here a bubble just because you're a spontaneous joyful little grasshopper that isn't spoiled yet.
Thank you :) but I am not a little teen boy anymore though that was once upon a time ago.
If a game is good people will finish it. The fact is that most games are not good. Is Bioshock:Infinite a game people will finish? I hope so because the story is great. But the old school shoot wave after wave will make many never experience the full story. And I perfectly understand that.
Not only that but it seems that the story really picks up in the second half or near the end. Prior to that there is mostly gunning enemies between tiny bits of story progression. Being really drawn out, or possibly not really balanced in terms of gameplay and story, can push players away.
That's exactly what I'm going through now. The story seems good but the gameplay is VERY boring and repetitive. It's the same thing over and over again. I want to finish it for the story but I'm not having fun doing it. I've already played this type of game before ("gunning enemies between tiny bits of story progression").