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It seems as though the majority of players aren't finishing games, which is something that Hitman: Absolution's director says is sad.
The game's director, Tore Blystad, spoke to Official PlayStation Magazine about low game-completion rates. According to Blystad, only about 20 percent of players see a game through to the end. "It’s horrible to know. It makes the people working on it really really sad."
Blystad continued by saying that the knowledge that it's particularly upsetting considering that the game was built to be played through several times. “The general player will probably never even finish the game, which is very sad. Or they might only play through it once, but the game is built for the people who want to go back through every single level and get all the stuff out of it. It’s built to last, rather than be a one-off experience.”
What about you? Do you typically finish everything in a game before moving on to another?
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While I can't speak for Hitman. Often times if there is not enough to keep a gamer playing to the end, they will simply tune out
Yeah it is sad. We've got no attention spans anymore, let alone time.
I always try to get everything on the first playtrough on the hardest difficulty. Then I “forget” about the game.
It depends, I spend about 4 or 5 days getting all Dark Souls achievements, and I have completed it 19 times now on the X360, and even more for Demons Souls. For some games, I'll stop in the middle of them, and go do something else, maybe work, read some tankoubons, exercise or even play another game, but I make sure I complete them.
Unless the game is really crappy, and I borrowed it from a friend, then....I'll complete it once, and that's it. No replay, EVER. All Hitman games, I've played multiple times to find out different ways to complete the mission as fast as I can. The 2D Metroid series and Bayonetta are amongst my most replayed adventure games.
I usually try to finish games before moving on to the next one. I don't need to get every single achievement and whatever, but usually I like to beat the main story before I move on.
I for one only buy games that I plan on finishing 100% unless they turn out to be really awful and repetitive. Hitman will be one of those games I finish 100%.
Don't worry Mr. Blystad, I will finish the game. Your game is safe in my hands
I typically finish my games, and many of them I even replay several times over, and they are a lot of fun every time. Even now I've just started my second play through of BioShock, my 4th play through of Good of War 3, and I've lost count of how many times I've played Journey to completion. I find it easier to replay the games that aren't too long or laborious, which is why I won't be replaying Skyrim at all. But I may as well admit I have not finished any of the previous Hitman titles, but hopefully Absolution will be the first.
I always finish the games I buy. First, I finish the main missions or objectives. Then, I do other things for fun. If it has multiplayer online, I play that. Or if it is an Open-World game, I just go around the city/planet/country.
do i finish a game BEFORE starting a new one, no. However, I always finish my games
Yeah, I try to finish the games I play. I didn't always, though. Guess I'm more patient than I used to be.
<Looks at my pile of shame> Uh yeaaahhh...about that...