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Submitted by RaidensRising 1028d ago | rumor

More than half of Skyrim's players won't finish the game

Whilst Skyrim is still new and many gamers sinking the hours in, it's a harsh reality for any developer to get people to finish the games they have laboured over for years. (PC, PS3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Xbox 360)

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Kur0  +   1028d ago
I'm one of those people, the game has too much crap to get sidetracked on and then I get burnt out on the boring caves and underground dungeons.
ApplEaglElephant  +   1028d ago
Game got too easy/boring for me.
I play at highest difficulty and it is too easy.

I just sneak and shoot arrows. if i get discovered, i use unrelenting shout and go hide again.

and i am only mid Level 20s.
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vickers500  +   1028d ago
Then up the difficulty, and go for more a melee centric (or even mage centric) play style to mix it up. It's undoubtedly going to get boring if all you are using is snipe and run tactics.
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dark-hollow  +   1028d ago
play as mage only and see how your a$$ will get handed to ya :D
MidnytRain  +   1028d ago
Maybe you should use a less cheap playstyle, lol, I don't know.
Bigpappy  +   1028d ago
And stop using all the cheats you find on the internet to make the game easier, then complain that you are bored.
snipes101  +   1028d ago
@vickers...
He can't exactly up the difficulty when he's already playing at the highest one ;p
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humbleopinion  +   1028d ago
Game is too easy for me! I abuse game glitches so it's not fun anymore!
Tanir  +   1028d ago
its true, this happened to me in morrowwind, oblivion and soon skyrim. (i have it, didn't touch it yet)

game is enticing and fun to play......then after 100 hours and realizing you did nothing and there is tons to do, you open your eyes and realize a ton of other games came out, and your tired of playing the same game forever you just say "I'll finish it eventually" then it never happens.

noooow if dark souls was an eternally long game i wouldnt care! sooo good. i get 100 hours in first play through, play it again and still have a blast. not sure why that is......challenge maybe?
frostypants  +   1028d ago
Aw man, you just reminded me...I gotta get back to Dark Souls! I've been neck deep in BF3/MW3/Skyrim for the last few weeks.
cogniveritas  +   1028d ago
I like being able to take a break from a game and come back later knowing there is more to do. I just took a small break for Assassin's Creed:R (not finished yet) and Saint's Row 3 (Finished and had a great time). Now back to Skyrim until new games come out next Jan/Feb.
NeoTribe  +   1028d ago
I bought the first and had alittle fun with it but its dark dingy and depressing. Oh and it has really shitty graphics. Oh wait and the music sucks. Oh wait one more thing, charachter classes have NO specialness to them, there all the same character with different starting stats. Wtf is so great about it. Really the whole game is a weak memorizing mind fuck of an rpg, just remember where the enemys are and dont repeat mistakes. I do agree with ur skyrim statement though.
awi5951  +   1028d ago
I played 400 hours of obivion and still arent finished with it yet. I wasnt bored of it i enjoyed it all but it has too much content lol.
ArabianKnight01  +   1028d ago
My main gripe is leveling is too quick and the ability to smith/enchant the best armor/weapons leaves me w/no motivation to complete all side quests or to grind for levels/better loot. I am playing on master as pure mage and I am OP, i smith-ed deadric armor with the double enchant perk I managed to become almost indestructible and my destruction magicka cost zero mana, ive made it too easy, and at level 49 i have 8 skill points waiting until i come across a challenge that will entice me to use them. After dlc i will prob go as pure 1h/shield warrior as the battles seem tougher upclose and personal and require more strategy than double cast lightning/ice storm...
jrbeerman11  +   1027d ago
Seriously, and the game is much better when you don't abuse smithing enchanting and alchemy.

It's there for people to break game if they want to but it's almost equivalent of using cheat codes.

So don't use cheat codes or game exploits and complain about difficulty or boredom.
bunt-custardly  +   1028d ago
More than half of Skyrim's players won't finish the game... and I'm not surprised. As big as Skyrim is, I have to wonder if that's a blessing in disguise or just an outright hindrance.

After having played Oblivion and sinking hours over months into that game, I know Skyrim is going to be huge, and addictive, thus meaning it cuts into such little time that's otherwise available for other games. On the plus side, a game like Skyrim is great for this reason, as frankly there's no need to buy another game for several months upto a year!
RavageX  +   1028d ago
Just blame the new gen of gamers with short attention spans that play shooters all day long that have 2 hour campaigns.
Lord_Sloth  +   1028d ago
OR those of us that just enjoy stopping and smelling the roses and aren't interested in TES' usual main storylines who happen to hate shooters.

Seriously.

Just because not all of us complete the campaign doesn't mean we won't plug several hundred hours into it. I'm already pushing 100 hours myself and haven't even completed a single plot line yet!

Isn't that the point of Elder Scrolls? To play it your own way? I remember reading an interview for Oblivion when a reporter asked what you do and the dev smiled and replied "What do you WANT to do?".
Hufandpuf  +   1028d ago
"I'm already pushing 100 hours myself and haven't even completed a single plot line yet!"

How the hell did you do that? Do you have any shouts unlocked because you have to do certain story quests just to get more of them. Also the only way (That I know) to fight dragons is to do a mission at Whiterun.
Lord_Sloth  +   1028d ago
I have killed the 1st dragon already. Th enext quest for the main story is going to see the Greybeards.

I just screw around as I always do in these games.

Also shouts seem rather useless in this game and fighting dragons is kind of annoying/brain dead because the things never land and when they do you just stand there and attack. Game needs a dodge roll or somethin.
lMHl  +   1028d ago
you get this shout from the main quest that forces them to land
Lord_Sloth  +   1028d ago
TO THE MAIN QUEST!!!
NeoTribe  +   1028d ago
If u think shouts are useless u havnt found a good one or leveled any up. Second, The dragons usually always land, theres even a shout to lure em to u if there being a bitch.
jthamind  +   1028d ago
well, i'm not in that category. i'm 96 hours in on my first character at the moment, and not only am i still excited about finishing the game, but i'm already planning what my next character will be like.
Deeloc  +   1028d ago
I got work n a whole lot of other games to play.
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padz1  +   1028d ago
300 hours is alot of time to put in.. I'm not suprised alot of people wont finish the game. Especially with BF3 UC3 MW3 and all the other big releases that have come out. Can't play them all at the same time!
I for one will most certainly finish it.
kramun  +   1028d ago
The trick is to play other games inbetween. Skyrim is huge and if you play it constantly you will get burnt out. Let yourself enjoy it rather than just play it day in and day out and make it a grind.

It can become a bit labourous if you constantly try and do quest after quest after quest without giving yourself some variety with other games. A bit of breathing room allows you to appreciate it more when you do play it.
NeoTribe  +   1028d ago
Very true.
jrbeerman11  +   1027d ago
Well said kramun, I also suggest making multiple characters with different gameplay styles to mix it up.

I have made 3 characters (mage, sword board, and sneak archer) and I do a few quest lines for each. Don't use them much further than level 20 to 25.

After Dark brotherhood on my thief/assassin I will try dual wield heavy armor or unarmed kahjit.
cr33ping_death  +   1028d ago
havent played SKYRIM but i got the platinum in Fallout 3... i guess because i had just moved out and had no internet to play any of the games with multiplayer. people get distracted.
omi25p  +   1028d ago
Fallout 3 is tiny compared to skyrim. There are so many damn quests. I have played 100 hours and ive only done a few main sidequests. Every guild/College has a main story, then they have loads of sidequests.

Towns and citys all have main side quests and then all have smaller side quests.
icewater  +   1028d ago
I finished Skyrim main story line and a lot of others and i also put hours into SR3 which is an amazing game. it's all about time management.
laaakokaracha  +   1028d ago
im new to Elders scrolls and I must say its epic...

How was oblivion? Did they add content later on? Will we have more quests to come?

I couldnt get bored of skyrim...probably because I only like RPG games
kramun  +   1028d ago
They had quite a lot of DLC, some good and some not very good. They released an expansion pack for it, The Shivering Isles, which was pretty good as well.

I'm hoping we get a couple of expansion packs for Skyrim though, like they did with Morrowind, would make the wait for the next Elder Scrolls game a bit shorter :P.
laaakokaracha  +   1028d ago
thanks for the info!

def looking forward for more content, even though skyrim is already packed with enough :D

love the game
SP3333D-O  +   1028d ago
Even if they don't finish, they may end up putting more hours in than with most games. There are few games I have completely finished, unless it's one of those 7 hour campaigns. I'm at about 90 hours with Skyrim, and it has me hooked for many more, I think! Definitely got my money's worth!
Cosmo811  +   1028d ago
Finish skyrim?

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LightSamus  +   1027d ago
I don't know why, but I expected this XD:

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Basjohn  +   1028d ago
The main campaign is actually VERY VERY short, disappointingly so buuut not enough to harm the overall quality of a brilliant game. Thing is, anyone who tries can finish the main campaign in under 4 hours and if you've been side-questing a lot you'll find many of the side quests completed main-campaign objectives, making it even shorter.

I personally only touched the main campaign after level 50 and really wish it had a bit more to it, guild quests are also about 1/3 as long as in Oblivion, but on the happier side every dungeon is a unique and amazing experience, and no reward compares to a surprise shout wall ;)
kevnb  +   1028d ago
I wont finish everything in the game, but if you beat the main quest I consider that beating the game, the rest is just sidequests. With most bethesda games I just do the guilds I find interesting, then finish the main quest, and then Im done.
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Leonesaurus  +   1028d ago
When you got a game that people can't even finish cause of its absolute EPICNESS of content... You know you've got a damn good game.

I'm still diving deep into all the various side quests and exploring the far reaches of Skyrim before I proceed with my main storyline.
Kran  +   1028d ago
I need to finish it.

Cause im reviewing it. lol

I NEED to complete the main story line. AT LEAST! vcnjgnjktnglkjtng loool
KingOfArcadia  +   1028d ago
Nah, I can't imagine I won't finish this. In fact, I fully expect to 'finish' it a few times over as different races, archtypes, etc.

Given that I dumped about 240 hours all told in Fallout 3, I am guessing I'll put in somewhere between 400 - 500 hours into this. And with the 4.5 lb, 670 page guide book, I think I'll deserve a $#@!% degree from Bethesda in the end!
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consolez_FTW  +   1028d ago
I've never beat a TES games before. NOt saying I don't like them.. I don't know what it is. In Oblivion I put more than 200+ hours into it, and only did ONE main story quest. IDK, thats just how I play TES games I guess.
kma2k  +   1028d ago
i had the problem with oblivion well problem isnt the right word, but after spending 200+ hours in oblivion & having done everything i was really didnt want to feel like i finihsed it, once i finish the main story i dont feel compeled to play it any more, so i avoided the main story purposfly & never went back to it.
JoshuaN4G  +   1028d ago
Half of all statistics are made up.
eak3  +   1028d ago
did you make that up?
JoshuaN4G  +   1028d ago
I 100% Absolutely made that up.
Tenkay23  +   1028d ago
I love RPGs but i stay away from games like skyrim because it has too much content lol. (us gamers bitch about short games, then bitch about long games). Truth is, I like games with endings and to me, I like to complete games. But with skyrim it's like it will never end and then I would be tempted to play other AAA titles that come out while I'm playing it and then won't touch it again. Especially this time of year. I've got Arkham city, uncharted 3, skyward sword, halo, and assassins creed to play, as well as sonic generations, super Mario 3D land, etc. way too many games to get lost into and skyrim would not get the attention it deserves from me.

Let's not forget the bugs as well.
Whitefox789  +   1028d ago
Define finished? Like uhhh PS1 Spyro game 150% finished?
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LightSamus  +   1027d ago
Having not finished Skyrim yet is hardly a crime, especially alongside the mountain of other games released at the mo. On my own personal game, I'm 33-odd hours in, Level 29, and doing a multitude of quests, extras and more. "Finishing" it is easy. "FINISHING" it is impossible.
ZBlacktt  +   1027d ago
I have 124 hours in two weeks time. I'm almost done with the trophies. Srs. When games are this good. It's hard to stop playing.
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PetitPiPi  +   1027d ago
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