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Most gamers haven't completed Bioshock Infinite and most likely never will

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. (BioShock: Infinite, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

ApolloTheBoss  +   1042d ago
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.
camel_toad  +   1042d ago
No spoilers here but the ending completely changed my whole perspective on the game. Definitely a game worthy of finishing.
Squall5005  +   1042d ago
Spoiler here.

Bruce Willis was dead all along.
da_2pacalypse  +   1042d ago
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.
Bimkoblerutso  +   1042d ago
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 just makes so much sense going through it again.
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KingKevo  +   1042d ago
@ 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...


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.
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joab777  +   1041d ago
Not only isbthis a game u finish but one u r able to play again with a different perspective.
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MonkeyNinja  +   1042d ago
^^ What he said ^^
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Eddie20101  +   1042d ago
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.
LOGICWINS  +   1042d ago
"This is a game that most people will finish."

Statistics say otherwise.
Squall5005  +   1042d ago

This is N4G. Logic doesn't matter here.
Eddie20101  +   1042d ago
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.
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Ducky  +   1042d ago

The stats say that over 50% of everyone who played Infinite, finished it.

So, most people have finished the game.
brave27heart  +   1042d ago
Am I reading this right? 46% completed it on easy, 34% on medium? So 80% completed the game?
MysticStrummer  +   1042d ago
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.
Canary  +   1042d ago
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.
xHeavYx  +   1042d ago
Didn't the game just come out? Some people have lives and work
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Blaze929  +   1041d ago
i dont get why someone would buy a single player only game like bioshock infinite and 'not' beat it...i cant even....
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Whitefeather  +   1042d ago
Yeah I platinumed this game so I've actually seen the ending a couple of times.
jakmckratos  +   1042d ago
Oh my god..this game wasn't long enough..I couldve played it easily for another 8 days
HammadTheBeast  +   1042d ago
There is replayability. I've played it 4 times using different Infusions an gear, and making different choices.
maddfoxx  +   1042d ago
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.
Lucreto  +   1042d ago
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.
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xXBlondieVanHarlowXx  +   1042d ago
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.
matrixman92  +   1042d ago
already played through twice and got all the achievements...also bought the season pass
admiralvic  +   1042d ago
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.
Conzul  +   1042d ago
I do that with games that are good but are on the other platform (i.e. Alan Wake, Halo 4, etc)
MidnytRain  +   1042d ago
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.
KillerPwned  +   1042d ago
Screw you article I am gonna go beat it now!
wirapuru  +   1042d ago
here a bubble just because you're a spontaneous joyful little grasshopper that isn't spoiled yet.
KillerPwned  +   1042d ago
Thank you :) but I am not a little teen boy anymore though that was once upon a time ago.
_LarZen_  +   1042d 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.
rezzah  +   1042d ago
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.
Veni Vidi Vici  +   1041d ago
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").
sandman224  +   1042d ago
I think the game is over rated. It's not a 10/10.
goldwyncq  +   1042d ago
What is it for you then?
franwex  +   1042d ago
Hmmm...interesting. I was afraid Bioshock Infinite might have been overrated (I haven't played it myself). The same was done about Dishonored and Ni No Kuni recently.
vickers500  +   1042d ago
Take a look at sandman224s profile and some of his comments before you consider his opinion to be valid.

On Bioshock Infinite:

"I played an hour of this game on ps3, I love the art and story, but I dont think its a perfect game. I have more fun playing gears of war judgement and god of war ascension multiplayer."

""My favorite. Call of duty, Killzone, and Halo."

sandman224 seems to be a multiplayer gamer. Which is fine, nothing wrong with that, but I would take his opinion on a single player game such as bioshock with a grain of salt.
rezzah  +   1042d ago
I agree, it is more of a 9 to me.

While the story is a 10/10, the rest isn't (does not mean it is bad).
Veni Vidi Vici  +   1041d ago
The story is a 10 but the gameplay is probably close to a 6 or 7 for me. There's absolutely nothing new or innovative about the gameplay. The original may have even been better due to having to research enemies to understand their weaknesses and using the corresponding power. The graphics engine is also starting to show its age. I have no idea how some people/places could give this a 10. That would mean it's perfect and it is not.
MysticStrummer  +   1042d ago
I haven't played it, but the reports I'm getting from my friends who are make me inclined to agree that it is at least a little overrated. Anyway there's no such thing as perfection, so 10/10 is out of the question right away.
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wirapuru  +   1042d ago
I guess we just have to read "it's a 10 because it's better than the last 10 games over past 2 months which received 9".

Seems that we got to a point where everything popular about games is banalized. I just ignore mainstream reviews (IGN, GS, etc) since they just help this unfortunate marketing machine.

There are good sites around (Destructoid, Joystiq, GR are some for my personal critical taste, amongst other smaller/specific ones/blogs) giving nice perspectives about AAA games, you just have to read with patience.

Rating-based-focused reviews give you what you want: if you are the superficial kind of gamer and reader that's a perfect match. If you're a critical gamer and superficial reader then #dealwithit, it's the worst scenario, I wonder if it isn't better just to buy the game blindly and taste it without any pre-reading on reviews and whatnot - at least you'll have some fun.
franwex  +   1040d ago
I've actually have tried the buying blindly approach. It was meh...

Reviews do help; but what helps best is seriously just reading comments from sites like this one. Just paying attention to what people are saying.
GraveLord  +   1042d ago
So unless you beat the game in the first week, you never will?
csreynolds  +   1041d ago
This. It's almost like you're not allowed to take your time and enjoy games anymore. I still get grief for the fact I haven't finished Tomb Raider yet - I'm making the experience last, people!
DJ  +   1042d ago
Why would you buy a game and Not finish it? That's like buying a bunch of movies and only finishing half of them. I'm surprised so many gamers are wasting their hard earned money like this.
ginsunuva  +   1042d ago
People do it for some reason.
Remember, most of the world is not very smart.
brave27heart  +   1042d ago
A film is a 2-3 hour investment. Most games are 3-4 times that amount of time and if the game turns out to be poor you may not be inclined to finish it. If you started watching a tv series on dvd that was 20 eposodes long and 5 episodes in you'd lost interest would you watch the other 15?

On my 3rd Infinite playthrough. Still love it.
SAE  +   1042d ago
Why third?. O.O , Platinum only take 2 playthrough ..
gamertk421  +   1042d ago
There are just a handful of games this generation that I have purchased at full retail cost and just stopped playing before finishing. Far Cry 2 because the shooting was terrible, God of War 3 because I got bored, Crackdown 2 because it was nowhere near as good as the first, Halo ODST because it was too repetitive, Too Human because it was just a bad game, and Dark Souls because I don't play games for frustration (oh, the "hardcore" will hate me for that one,lol), and GTA 4, which to me is the most overrated game this gen. That being said, I'm almost done with Bioshock Infinite, as I love the series and wanted to savor the experience.
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jagstar44  +   1042d ago
This was one of the games i just couldn't put down. early hours of the morning, tired eyes, desperate to complete it.
brave27heart  +   1042d ago
As I got towards the end I had to stop and wait for a time when the missus was out with the dogs... Didnt want any interruptions.

"Yes honey, I love you too, now can you please go out for the next hour?"
FreshRevenge  +   1042d ago
You would be have to be from another planet, not to finish this game. I finished the game two nights ago and all I can say is that the game is a Must Get and Must Buy. The story is phenomenal. I am replaying it in 1999 mode. Trying to pick up the things I missed.

I think there was one game or two that I didn't bother playing all the way through. I think that was GhostRider? It was trying to be a God of War and DMC knock off and it got boring after some motorcycle portions.
iamgoatman  +   1042d ago
Still waiting on a patch to fix all the stuttering on PC, know a few people doing the same. If theres one thing I can't stand in games is stuttering, and would rather wait for a fix and experience the game properly.
naiyo  +   1042d ago
I only finish the game because of the PS move. It was so much fun playing with that, I couldn't stop. Couldn't get into it with a DS. Didn't care for the story too much but it was interesting.
Morgue  +   1042d ago
I actually just finished the PS3 version and while the game is worthy of its scores, I personally thought it was pretty okay.
meganick  +   1042d ago
That would be odd not to finish this game considering it's great from start to finish, and there's no multiplayer mode to steal players' attention.
glennco  +   1041d ago
Your opinion is not the same as others. I have no idea how this game scored so high, it is not a bad game but it is not worthy of what it is receiving in my opinion.

I will finish it but I am in no hurry, linear games wear a bit thin for me after a while. Without the need for my brain that much I quickly lose interest in linear games. The developers have a very limited imagination when it comes to finding loot which is also not so great in a linear game.
deadfrag  +   1042d ago
Im pretty sure many havent yet finnish it due to the horrible stuttering framerate dips this game haves on PC,and are waiting for a valid patch!Its a known issue and already aknoledge by 2K and Irrational!
songoku  +   1042d ago
my friend beat the game last night and he sucks at games so this bioshock must be really easy if a noob can beat the game.
Jagsrock  +   1042d ago
I don't see how someone cannot be compelled to finish this game, the way it is paced you really get wrapped up in it especially towards the end. The other great thing about this game is once you finish it going back around the second time you'll find yourself saying "ohhhhhh now I get it and That makes sense" a lot as you finally understand all the clues that were thrown at you right from the beginning of the game.
nutcrackr  +   1042d ago
Most people just don't have the time to do it. Even short games might not have a majority completion rate.
urwifeminder  +   1041d ago
I rarely finish games anymore same story different game.
Saryk  +   1041d ago
I have beat all three Bioshock games. If the game and story is good, I will beat it!
KingMe42  +   1041d ago
Meh game was too casual. Casualshock Infinite.

Story is nice and environment is fun. But its way to short compared to the first 2 as well as gameplay depths has lost meaning. Everything is upgraded by money and gear can be switched at any time. Not to mention the whole shields bullshit, made med kits loose meaning if you have a regenerating bar of health. Gun lost the cool upgrades from before. They had cool effect and change how it looked visually, not anymore.

Can someone say casualized?

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