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You ever get that feeling when you know you’re about to finish a game, and want more than anything to be done with it? Not because you dislike the game, but because you want the satisfaction of that “The End” screen. And then, once it’s beaten… it’s over.
You’re filled with sadness and regret because the magic of the game is gone. You saved the world, you beat the bad guy, and there’s nothing left to do. Even with the extra collectibles and Achievements, the game isn’t as fun because the story’s over. Or maybe that’s just me.
The weirdest thing is, I’ve gotten this feeling numerous times, and I never manage to catch it. It’s hard to explain, but it’s like I want the satisfaction of finishing the game more than the game itself at times, but I don’t dislike the game at all. In fact, the games I’ve experienced this with recently are some of the most fun I’ve had with gaming. The game had its flaws, sure, but I still enjoyed nearly every minute of it, and I want more than anything to best that final boss in a one-on-one battle to the death. It’s just that, when it actually happens, when I manage to defeat the big bad and his cronies… well, I’ve beat the big bad and his cronies. There’s nothing left for me to do here. But now I’m just repeating myself.
I’m sorry that this blog is a little short, but I really felt like writing this and couldn’t think of ways to go on without repeating myself. Now I'm curious, and I hand it over to you, the readers. What are some games you’ve played that you really wanted to beat, and hate beating it afterwards? The most recent I can think of for me are Skyward Sword and Brutal Legend. Comment below and let me know!