PLAY's Gavin Mackenzie seems to have dozens of games on the go at any one time, and it’s very rare that he actually gets around to finishing one. Why is that?
You're playing the Wrong games mate! Get some good ole Rpg's and you'll be in for a ride till the end. I'm Finishing my Tales of Vesperia Copy I'm at 40 hours!!! Get a Platinum game to you'll enjoy it most probably.
nah i just finished Starcraft2 and it had a nice ending and TBH ** Spoiler alert ** that bitch just aint worth it Tychus is a cool guy and Jim killing him at the end of the game just to save that bitch which gave us a hard time during the hole game just because they used to have something between them is just stupid you know what maybe if the ending was just like how it supposed to be with Tychus blowing up that bitches head would be much more satisfying but oh well the ending was nice anyway **end spoiler**
Naaaa, never had that problem. Movies for sure, but not games.
I'm the same with movies too. I won't sit through a mediocre one to the end. It has to be REALLY good to keep me to watch it all in one sitting.
I think it might have somthing to do whit the value.
How am I more likely to finish a 40 hour game!?!??!? I bought Oblivion 4 years ago, have plunged 300+ hours into it, and STILL haven't finished the main quest. I did finish Vanquish within a few days though, so you're right about PlatinumGames. But even there, the best stuff is all in the first half.
Seriously...you put 300 hours into oblivion and didn't finish the main quest, i'm calling shenanigans on this one.
It's true. I have four different characters and not one of them has finished it. I'm SO easily sidetracked.
I was semi-deep into Oblivion (PS3 version) until one of my quests glitched...... I learned my lesson......... NEVER BUY CONSOLE VERSIONS OF RPGS!!! o.o
It's all down to pacing essentially, and a lot of games do wear out their welcome due to unnecessarily stretching out quests or objectives or whatever to the point of immense tedium. Case in point is Bioshock: as soon as the twist was revealed, that game grinded to a halt. There need to be more games like Heavy Rain or Silent Hill: Shattered Memories; games which run a tight ship when it comes to pacing and keep the epic moments flowing and continous. Heavy Rain got off to a slow start sure, but once the momentum gets going it's an absolute rollercoaster. I defy anyone NOT to complete that game.
I wasn't that impress by Heavy Rain, but I did finish it because you're right, there's no point playing it if you don't. BioShock I did finish, twice in quick succession in fact. But again you're right, the last few hours do just string it out for no reason and the ending is rubbish.
Not sure if I should be playing it on hard but at chapter 7 dying and trying again just isn't as cool as it was in the first week I owned it. Recently the only game I played through twice was Bayonetta. It's not the story it's just fun and hard to put down when you finish a chapter. Oh I guess I finished peace walker but you know that game never really ends.... Back to halo multi...
are the only games I have thoroughly replayed this year. Hoping that Vanquish can also satisfy my gaming urge more than once!
I'm still a little like the author and think he's right about the gaming upbringing. I tend to play one game at a time these days but still I could probably list the games I actually finished this gen with ease. MGS4 Assassin's creed 1 & 2 Killzone 2 Uncharted RE5 Infamous Batman God of War 1, 2 & 3 Heavy Rain (twice) RDR Enslaved (soon)
Just did a quick count and this gen I've finished 32 games, 4 are still on the go, 4 I haven't even started yet and one, MAG you can't finish as there is no real story and it's all online.
He wrote Metal gear solid 4 (MGS4) , not MAG.
@pedrof93 he was talking about his own games not this list.
Never faced that problem a lot. I'm a curious guy so I try my best to finish every game I play. The ending is a very important part for me. Still, some games are too crappy and boring to be worth the effort. Some games get the ending right, and some don't. But only a few are masters at it. MGS3 is a very good example on how to make an ending.
It seems games get rushed at the end now, Just because we are reaching the end doesnt mean new things shouldnt be available, Maybe not like unlocking attacks in the last level but keep the gameplay fresh, a new type of enemy for every level, one that demands you fight in a different strategy, Although it doesnt have to be drastic it does make a huge difference. Half life 2 has to be the most gripping FPS I have ever played so if you havent I would suggest getting it and both expansions, Its a masterpiece to say the least. Agreed with Heavy Rain, It was an idea that just wasnt for me, a friend lent it to me recommending it heavily but I found that only 10 minutes into the game the only reason I was playing it was to not let him down since he had such high respect for it, Finished it and still had no better opinion of it. Im a bit odd about what I like in my games though, I like games that take ages, Leaving story as an infrquent occurrance but lenghty when it does (JRPG) It makes each and every bit of the story seem so much more rewarding and in return I pay a lot more attention, Also leaving me to play the game without constantly interfering. I find getting story tidbits every 10 minutes makes me not pay the slightest bit of attention and often missing the story plot all together. A lot of FPS games do that for me and even Mass Effect is a bit guilty of it, and I love that game! anyone agree or am I alone in my thinking? I just feel I like a part of the market that doesnt get catered for anymore
I'm like you wanting lengthy story less often that has been earnt but I also need the small tidbits in-between to keep me going. If the story drags for too long I'll get bored.
It's true that devs get lazy at the end, they just seem to spike up the difficulty and throw endless enemies at you which get really boring. They should make the last level the most epic not simply the most difficult.
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