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Saving Earth and stopping the Reapers didn't seem appealing for most gamers it seems. In its five months since release, BioWare says 42 percent of players actually finished Mass Effect 3.
BioWare online development director Fernando Melo revealed the data during a talk at GDC Europe today, as reported by Eurogamer. The completion rate is actually down from Mass Effect 2, which saw 56 percent of players finishing the game. Melo noted that the completion rate for Mass Effect 2 actually saw a jump this year due to players wanting to prepare their save files to import for the third game.
The developer says Mass Effect 1 only saw completion rates of 40 percent. Dragon Age: Origins was completed 36 percent while Dragon Age 2 was completed 41 percent.
Mass Effect 3 is now coming to Wii U as a launch title this holiday.
if i pay $60 for a game i am going to beat it. plain and simple
I finished all three of them and I loved every minute of the trilogy, including the ending. I did have a friend that stopped at:
The Cerberus base after you kill Kai Leng because he had negative things about the ending, so rather than see it and be disappointed, he stopped at a point where he was satisfied.
My problem was that I started the Mass Effect series when ME3 came out and I just played them all through back to back. By the time I got half through ME3 I lost interest and just quit playing. It wasnt a bad game, it just didnt draw me in as much as the others did.
if they made a new main choice dlc like ME2 genesis, it may get a little higher
With massive games to get lost in you sometimes never finish the journey, i just finished skyrim last week.
So you're telling me that a game that made it's name by being a pillar in single-player storytelling in games wasn't finished by half of the people who bought it? I don't think there's something right about this...
A couple of factors.
Is this counting over all, original ending, or EC?
Does it include console gamers?
Does it mean per profile or per playthrough?
Thing is, people are probably just waiting for more single player DLC or were scared off by people over reacting on the internet.
That's depressing, I beat all 3 when they were each originally released. I wonder if the Multiplayer being added on affected that, it can be addicting if your in the mood.
WOW that's insane, that game *** *** epic, i thought everyone that started it would have finished it... GO BACK AND FINISH IT!? anyone who hasn't. ignore all the *** about the ending the ending was good. the new ending is better, (although i kind of with the conspiracy theory going around was right*)
I beat it in the first week after buying it. Never touched it since.
I've finished it five times now. slackers!!!!!!!!!!!!
I've not completed the first year of Dragon Age II yet...it's too painful to play.
Why would someone buy a game if they're not going to complete it?
I've beaten the game twice, and am getting ready for round 3. Maybe I'll go infiltrator this time.
BIG brother is watching us all.
Considering RPG's are generally played by more 'hardcore gamers' than people playing for a casual gaming experience, I find this surprising.
I just love these sorts of non-news stories. Yes, only 42% finished. That's actually kind of high compared to most games. I'd love to see a piece on why most people dont' finish games, though.
For me, it has to do with time. Some games are a commitment, and while I may love the game itself, the idea of sitting down to play through it after a long day can be daunting. Even had a hard time getting myself to play Walking Dead Ep. 2. Great great game, but I knew it wouldn't just be a simple "put it on and tune out" sort of game. Sadly, that's why Netflix is much more used on my Xbox these days.
How about the rest of you? Why don't you finish games?