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Come to think of it, I've NEVER beat Mario Bro's 3....
    
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This has been a huge issue for me too! I can't finish games, I lose interest due to sloppy game mechanics, bad voice acting etc...

Morrowind was an exception though, as are all the elder scrolls games & all the GTA's. They're the games that are worth putting time in, as they're rewarding, keep you interested, and aren't just a barren wasteland, or a linear planet with little to no alternative routes. And, replay value, I can only seem to play games with replay value, Fallout 3 ends horribly, hated that game with a passion. Art style, everything is dire! (just my opinion).

I just don't see the appeal of Mass Effect, Fallout etc... I love the general idea of the games, but to me, Fallout 3 is Morrowind with guns, not Oblivion. Feels very limited, and outdated. I was shocked at how bad Fallout 3 was. The older Fallout games are actually better games, with more replay value.

Although I played Oblivion to absolute death, I do believe it has many many flaws, but the game world is beautiful, it was a benchmark for most PC's when it came out, so it was almost as good as it gets.

Although, saying that, I put 100% more hours into Morrowind than I did Oblivion.

Anyway, I guess that statistic is pretty shocking, but games need to advance more, we are still in the past.

After playing Crysis & Crysis Warhead, my whole idea of what good graphics/gameplay are have gone out of the window. I have hundreds of PC games, most of the best ones. Spent so much, but there isn't a single game I want to play.

Thumbs up if you're waiting for Skyrim lol, after having all of that freedom in a game, I can never go back to linear games ever again. This has been on-going for quite some time, only linear game I can play is Dark Messiah Might and Magic, best sword fighting game on PC along with Mount and Blade.

To put it bluntly, big games companies are casting a large shadow over smaller developers. And this is apparent! But this is the main reason why I have stopped playing most games. I literally waste time on GTA IV or Dark Messiah just spawning enemies and killing them in every way you can in that game, or beating prostitutes up lol!

I'm not bothered by the prospect of not completing a game, it's not something that interests me.

One word springs to mind for the future of gaming, sandbox! There should be sandbox features in every game, otherwise you go through the story and that's it, but I suppose it's what you want from games isn't it? If you want to replay a linear story, or get lost in a huge world.

Whether you class certain games as an interactive film, or a playground, the simple fact still remains, consoles aren't good enough, they even have to make BF3 smaller to accommodate. So the linear games rule on the consoles which prove it's altering the future of PC games as their aren't enough PC exclusives. Just limited console ports.

Just my view anyway!


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I was going to lambast the article simply because I hate CNN and all the useless drivel they pump into the heads of human beings, but the article does make a good point that games are too long when you have a job, kids, go to school, cook dinner, etc. etc. etc.

Not to mention that games being 10 - 20+ hours on average is a recent development, 15 - 20 years ago your average game lasted two hours at best, unless it was an RPG.

Still, shut up CNN you are fail...
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That is because a lot of games are lackluster nowadays. On the other hand you have 10% percent ocd that have to finish everything to include pages of nonsensical achievments, titles and whatever wack time grinds devs throw at us. All for one reason too, so that people are still playing when the map packs and expansions are released and therefore more units are sold. Funny part is you got a new generation of gamers that think completing a slew of simple yet monotonous tasks makes them a leet gamer. LOL
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im one of the 10%

edit: i mean the 90%. baaaaahhhh
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That can be eliminated with the OOO mod or Francesco's leveled creatures/items mod.....

Makes the game much better!
I tried OOO, but it still didn't do it for me. I've never heard of thise Francesco's mod...I will have to check that out. It drives me nuts to own a game and not have it finished. Especially RPGs
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That is because a lot of games are lackluster nowadays. On the other hand you have 10% percent ocd that have to finish everything to include pages of nonsensical achievments, titles and whatever wack time grinds devs throw at us. All for one reason too, so that people are still playing when the map packs and expansions are released and therefore more units are sold. Funny part is you got a new generation of gamers that think completing a slew of simple yet monotonous tasks makes them a leet gamer. LOL
I totally agree. My friend has like 60k GS on XBL, we both have similar game taste, I have 6.8k, go figure? Lol! He spends pointless hours doing all the achievements, instead of playing the fracking (acceptable BSG curse word) games with me. He's actually become an anti-social gamer! Not cool!


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ive started tons of games to only have something come up (life, another game) to never finish it....but the really good ones I always finish
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I try to finish games... there are many I can think of I haven't finished though.... I mean even though I finished FO3 2 times(and clocked up 250 hours in the process), I still haven't finished FO:NV(although I've clocked up over 100 hours on it). As for GTA, finished IV but didn't finish SA way back when it was released(I haven't really bothered to pick it up again). Don't even get me started on JC2... there simply is too much for me to finish!
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I try to finish games... there are many I can think of I haven't finished though.... I mean even though I finished FO3 2 times(and clocked up 250 hours in the process), I still haven't finished FO:NV(although I've clocked up over 100 hours on it). As for GTA, finished IV but didn't finish SA way back when it was released(I haven't really bothered to pick it up again). Don't even get me started on JC2... there simply is too much for me to finish!
Oh crap, yeah Just Cause 2...gosh I've probably have about 200 hours into that game and I think my completion is about 50%. I lump that game in with games like X3...there really is no end.
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