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90% of games out there are garbage.

How many completed Mass effect 1, 2...Fear, Crysis... good games. Much more than 10%.

I play a game and within 10 minutes I know whether the game is worth my time.
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This sounds about right. I only finish maybe 1 of 10 games I play/buy. It takes a lot to keep my interest.
     
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completely believable. I rarely play singleplayer nowadays, i buy games for multiplayer.
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I've almost always finished my games. Although fallout 3, just cause 2 and farcry 2 didn't make the cut) at least I'm giving fc2 a 3rd shot.
    
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Even though I have put hours and hours into Morrowind and Oblivion I have yet to finish either of those games. I've still had a lot of fun playing them.

Some games don't need to be finished.
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post #96 of 253
I don't really buy a lot of games, but off the top of my head, the ones I never finished within the past 3-5 years were:

Republic Commando (because it sucked)
Crysis Warhead (because I lost interest)
STALKER:SoC (because I sucked at it--yes, I'll admit it, I was really bad at it, and I never made it beyond the first assignment of the game)

Then again, I've probably only purchased maybe 10 games max within that time--puts my completion rate at only 70%. I'd say for a majority of the time--for myself--I don't finish a game because I lose interest.

I don't quite buy the argument that people don't have as much time. People have the same amount of time, they just have things that take the priority. But time availability doesn't necessarily dictate game completion, as you can stretch out gameplay indefinitely, depending on how much time per day you have. No one's saying you must complete a game within x number of days "or else."

I sincerely hope that game lengths don't continue to decrease just because people are impatient and have short attention spans. I think 5-6 hours of single-player is about as little as I'd like to pay for. It's bad enough that younger and younger generations have supreme issues with entitlement, it's worse to cater to them just because. I also hope that flash Facebook-esque games quickly die off, but I know that's just wishful thinking.
    
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admittedly I am like the vast majority. A lot of games these days are too boring to finish anyways. the Story generic and they just get old. I'm more of a MP type of person.
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post #98 of 253
I have not finished a lot of games recently, mostly because I get bored of them really quickly.
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I have not finished a lot of games recently, mostly because I get bored of them really quickly.

Yeah I would say I have that same problem, and end up going back to the same few games. It is not that they are bad games, just if it doesn't hook me within an hour or so I find that I need to force myself to play it.
Usually then I get into it and enjoy the game but still rarely finish it completely. And the Steam sales never help either.
post #100 of 253
Ridiculous statistic.

Some games I finish 5 times, others I don't bother with beyond the first few levels.

And "finish" is a vague statement. Some would consider a game finished only if all achievements and story mode have been completed, others would just relate to the single player campaign.

Whether I finish a game or not is usually down to the atmosphere/feel in the game more than anything. I'm ashamed to say I finished COD4, and it was a chore & boring as hell. On the other hand, games like Silent Hill or Red Dead I've finished more than 3 times each. It's all down to the game. Then again, I'm not exactly the average gamer...
    
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