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Submitted by DanManDantheMan 713d ago | opinion piece

Reality Check: When Was the Last Time You Fully Completed a Game?

Nintendo Enthusiast's Omar T.: "Are you really impacted by software droughts? It's a serious question. We like to moan and groan when the release schedule for a particular platform doesn't look booked. But how many of us actually stop to ask ourselves how many unfinished games we still have sitting at home, let alone how long it would actually take us to complete them?" (Culture)

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MultiConsoleGamer  +   713d ago
I have this obsession with completing a game before I start a new one.
Omar91  +   713d ago
It took me forever to finish KH 1.5 because I wanted to get everything in KH1. When I finally beat chain of memories I couldn't get to 365/8 because I wanted to finish Riku's story!

overall it took me more then I wanted to to finish that collection lol
XisThatKid  +   713d ago
Yea prolly before DmC I haven't actually ended a game in years but lately I've been good on it I'm still ending Last of Us now I bought it Launch week :/ Before I get flamed, I play alot of multiplayer and Co-Op games with an inconsistent group I am unfortunately very loyal to.
joshw2011  +   713d ago
lol 365/8. Close!

OT: I need to start 1.5. Been obsessed with Animal Crossing and Pokemon lately so no time with school. Maybe over spring break next week I can start.
Army_of_Darkness  +   713d ago
I finally beat Tetris for the nes just yesterday........... :-)
OCEANGROWNKUSH  +   713d ago
last games i finished were The last of us, GTAV, Pokemon Y, Resogun on hardest difficulty, and Killzone Shadowfall. working on a link between worlds, AC4, Outlast and Super Metroid at the moment.
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showtimefolks  +   713d ago
The Last of US was the last one for me and before than borderlands 2 and GTA5
GuyThatPlaysGames  +   713d ago
I consider completing a game as in beating the story. As far as getting 100% trophies, Ain't nobody got time for dat!
wsoutlaw87  +   713d ago
Ill only do 100% if its a game i loved and want to play it more. Im not going to grind to get 100%. I ran through the story real quick on ac:bf and had no interest in doing all the other junk. Did anyone enjoy running around for hours finding fragments?
The last game I played until there was nothing else to do and then some was dark souls. I also just got the last of us dlc so I might finish that game too.
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diehardmetallicafan  +   712d ago
yeah i wont start playing another game until i at least complete the story. but i do love a good platinum trophy hunt if its not too ridiculous and full of multiplayer trophies. ive platinum-ed demon's souls, dishonoured, deus ex hr, the last of us, resogun, contrast, outlast(that insane mode is a motherfucker) and a couple of vita games. working on killzone sf at the moment but the multiplayer trophies are pissing me off...
SilentNegotiator  +   713d ago
I beat Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon a week or two ago.
jcnba28  +   712d ago
Is it any good? Thinking about picking it up but the price is still the same as it was a launch!
SilentNegotiator  +   712d ago
I liked the first more because it had more unique ghosts and was more about solving the puzzles of how to capture them.

That said, Dark Moon is still enjoyable. There's still a good deal of puzzles and a couple of neat new features, like a special light you use to reveal hidden objects.

If I could go back, I would have waited for a price drop. It's a lengthy game, but kinda repetitive because you go through the same environments constantly and fight the same half a dozen ghosts over and over, until a boss fight comes up.
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Visiblemarc  +   713d ago
Yeah, I basically complete a game every time I start one, as in till the credits roll. I *fully* complete every other game, it usually depends on if the 100% is worth it. Sometimes, the odds and ends are just pure filler and keep me from my backlog.
awi5951  +   712d ago
Then i hope you dont have a steam account you will driver yourself crazy with all the cheap games that you will never finish.
yeahokchief  +   712d ago
ps plus is the same. they give you more free games than you have time to play and then put a dozen on sale for $1-$5 too.
yeahokchief  +   712d ago
me too
bigfish  +   712d ago
the author is wrong - in short they state that the reason for having unfinished games are because people are buying the wrong types of games/consoles etc based on hype and drama......nope...

the reality is that people are buying what interests them otherwise why would they spend their hard earned cash on it??

its actually about having a lack of time due to other obligations such as work, family etc when one gets older. And then a new game comes out which they want to play before finishing the previous one, and again there is still a lack of time available to finish that one and the cycle repeats itself.
dontbhatin  +   712d ago
I actually just got 100% on TR:DE like a week ago. it was just so easy to do. Still need the platinum though! XD
MatrixxGT  +   712d ago
Great game I'd love to go for plat but dem mp trophies can kick rocks.
Christopher  +   712d ago
Few days ago, Far Cry 3. Now on RDR. I'm killing my PS3 backlog.
Geekman  +   713d ago
I did in AC Revelations and AC3, but that's about it recently. You really have to put time into competing a game 100%.
lsujester  +   713d ago
Especially Assassin's Creed games. Getting all of those flags, fragments, etc is pretty tedious.
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elmaton98  +   712d ago
Me too. I finished playing ninja gaiden sigma since I wanted to play it again so badly and I didnt stop till I finished it.
BosSSyndrome  +   713d ago
Beat megaman x like last week?
Geobros  +   713d ago
This is just a great game!!!
SoulSercher620  +   712d ago
That's funny I just beat Megaman X5 last week. Those final bosses ain't easy.
SuperYakuzaFan  +   713d ago
lilbroRx  +   712d ago
Its funny that we have inverted disagrees and agree with no difference between what we said other than the console we usually post under.

Tells you a lot about the userbase of this site.
CrazyShady  +   713d ago
My backlog list excites and depresses me at the same time. So many games that I've already purchased that I can't wait to play, but where to find the time?!! And of course my backlog doesn't stop me from picking up brand new titles and delaying the playing of old ones.

PS+ doesn't help either. Too many sales so many games to playyyy
DanManDantheMan  +   713d ago
Some of you guys saying "Yesterday" need to read beyond the headline. It's really an interesting read.
Lukejrl  +   713d ago
A good article. I have a huge backlog that spans ps3, vita, wii u, wii, a couple for 360 that I got for games with gold, ps2, and PC. I have chipped two off my ps4 this week. I have no real interest in 100% most games as I do not have the time between work, family and sleep. I play a game for the experiences, if the side quest or collectible unlocks some lore or mystery I do it. If it is just some item, I tend not to worry.
kingdom18  +   713d ago
I've completed more games in the past two months than I have in a year. So I feel accomplished.
DoggyBiscuit  +   713d ago
I just beat GTA5 for the 3rd time, as long the game is fun challenging with a good story line is worth completing for me
HeavenlySnipes  +   713d ago
Finished Bioshock Infinite with the Move a week ago

Before that my last completed game was GTAV
AnEwGuY  +   713d ago
I completed a game of tic-tac-toe.
TuxedoMoon  +   713d ago
I finish a game's main story almost all the time. The only time I don't beat games are the times when I rent them or they're terrible. I don't try to 100% games simply because I think it's a waste of time. I'd rather spend the time I have playing a new game. The only times I'd play old games is only if I have nothing else to play. Even then I'm not aiming for 100% completion, I just play the game for fun.

And by new, I mean a game I haven't played yet. The last "new" game I played through was Resonance of Fate.
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HeavenlySnipes  +   713d ago
The only unfinished physical game I own is FF13

I'm gonna finish it no matter how painful it is, don't want that $20 to got to waste.

My PS+ backlog is longer tho

Saints Row the Third
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Remember Me
Metro Last Light (currently playing this)
Soldierone  +   713d ago
If you take out stupid multiplayer trophies or awards, I've completed plenty of games. Put those in and hardly ever.
Tobito86  +   713d ago
I be lucky if I have time to play even on the weekends.
Boody-Bandit  +   713d ago
I finish nearly every game I purchase or rent.
TheSaint  +   713d ago
This, I feel bad if I don't get the most out of it.
jessupj  +   712d ago
Same, but I'm very careful and do my research and only play games that appeal to me.

Occasionally I'll punish myself to get a platinum trophy, but not if it's mind numbingly boring.
Boody-Bandit  +   712d ago
I agree 100% on both. I'm very selective on what I will even rent and I only go for platinum if it's a game I really enjoy. I wont go for it if its a chore or a bore.
Salooh  +   712d ago
I actually want more games and think consoles lack of games because i finish them the moment i buy them , i don't collect , that's why i don't have the problem that people have here. I buy theif , complete it before dark souls 2 then do the same for DS2 until MGS V/Second son release .

I have been doing this since 2007 ( Ps3 released) .As for platinum , i only do it for the games i love. Other wise it's waste of time. Most of the games these days don't have secret stuff to miss anything , trophies ( complete it on easy/normal/hard..etc / collect 30000 useless/not fun stuff ,.etc). It's not worth my time..
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SirNintend0  +   713d ago
I have a bit of backlog on my Wii U (There are a ton of games whether people want to believe it or not), but every Sunday myself, my housemate, and our buddy play through an NES game and beat it. We did Kirby's Adventure today, which is an AMAZING game on the NES. If it wasn't for some slow down, it would almost be a SNES caliber graphical title.
Roccetarius  +   713d ago
Yesterday? I usually complete the games i start, otherwise what would be the point of playing it?
FantasyStar  +   713d ago
I've come to the conclusion ABSOLUTELY NO ONE read the article and went purely off the title alone.
The idea the article was getting across was that people buy games they're truly not interested in for the sake of brand-loyalty and nothing more.

In case anyone wanted to have a decent discussion: it's a good point. If you truly loved a game, you'd play it over again and again: in-fact, I'm doing that with Metal Gear Rising right now. I still play Left 4 Dead 2 to this day specifically because it's just that fun. Metal Gear Solid 5 Ground Zero is betting on the fact that people will play it endlessly, such that their asking price could be justified.
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LOGICWINS  +   713d ago
"The idea the article was getting across was that people buy games they're truly not interested in for the sake of brand-loyalty and nothing more."

True. I bought Shadowfall on brand loyalty. Despite the reviews, I took the plunge. Even though I thought it was subpar campaign wise, I'm happy I supported GG as I have faith in their next non-Killzone related project. Fortunately I did this early in the generation, so I won't make the same mistake again. If critics are giving a game bucketloads of 7s and 6s...its probably for a reason.

I'm only supporting titles that I genuinely want to play and that I'm excited for.
elmaton98  +   712d ago
You're right. I bought killzone on brand loyalty as well never again, I didnt played enough so I cant if its a good or bad game.
ziggurcat  +   713d ago
to an extent that's true...

i buy games from certain developers no matter what because I know they're going to be good - but i also play them, and finish them (i might not go as far as getting the platinum every single time, but i at least put in a couple of play throughs of the SP campaign).
Rageanitus  +   713d ago
with all these constant steam/origin/uplay sales its hard to finish a game IMO
level 360  +   713d ago
Games that I'm really addicted to I don't mind re-playing them all the time whenever I feel like it, doesn't even matter whether the game is an old title from PS1/XBox days or new from XBox360/PS3.

And go back and forth to a couple of new and old backlog titles.
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ziggurcat  +   713d ago
the last game i fully completed? the last of us.
Metallox  +   713d ago
Batman Arkham City. I hate those Riddler trophies.
MAULxx  +   713d ago
I recently finished AC4 BF, Killzone Shadowfall, DX HR Director's Cut.
I have a whole shelf full of PS3 games I want to play.
Then I have the PS Plus games I have been collecting.

Now when I say completed or finished I mean beat the the main story. I do as much side stuff as I want to but all that trophy hunting is for the kiddies & teenyboppers.
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No FanS Land  +   713d ago
Platinum in Resogun since friday, finally!
Locknuts  +   713d ago
100%? Metroid Prime 2.
REDBEARD  +   713d ago
Its really according if I liked the game enough to complete it 100%.

Batman Arkham Asylum and Rayman Origins are the most recent ones I completed.
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Bowzabub  +   713d ago
About 3 days ago when I platinumed GTAV.
SmielmaN  +   713d ago
I think LA Noire was my last platinum. It's been a while
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