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read about it on cheatcc.com good site for reviews videos and hints or straight out cheats. when i read an artical from them. it was an interview with somebody in works developing hitman. the developer goes on to say that 20% of gamers actually finish the game. 80% never see the last level. When i read that i kind of felt for them. considering i beat ever game i play. (the last game i didn't beat was shadow gate on nintendo. which in my defense it was a reading game really no different than sitting down and playing dungeons and dragons the board (or bored game?) anyway game and i was probably 10 at the time. so get back to me on the 20% thing and let me see if thats true thanks to all
Yeah, it's probably a pretty true statement.
I always beat the game.
You know that's very interesting because I just recently went through my games and pulled out the one's I haven't beaten yet. I am currently working on beating the Batman Arkham City game (I thought it was appropriate considering the movie) and so far so good. I think many gamers feel the need to play something new once they get the hang of the game they are currently playing. Especially if the game is tediously repetitious. I personally couldn't finish Assassins Creed numero uno because I just didn't want to do the same thing over and over. Interesting percentage though. I did not know it was that low!
Serves as a reminder that most people who play video games are little kids with zero attention span.
This in interesting that is probably a pretty true statement.
I haven't not finished a game that I have started since PS1. When I was really little and playing my NES I didn't finish all my games but I was 6-10 years old.
I might not finish a game in one through. I might start a game, play another game for awhile, beat it then come back. But I will say that there are very few games I have not beaten once I started it. It's very hard for me to leave on incomplete.
"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask and he will tell you the truth." - Oscar Wilde
I was so surprised when I first heard that. I know I personally could never not finish a game I start... I always want to see how it ends!
I wouldn't be surprised at all if this were true. Out of the people who play video games today, I would say that the majority of them wouldn't call themselves "gamers" at all.
In this, what I call the "Call of Duty generation" - everyone's looking for a quick fix. Something they can play for 15-30 minutes then forget about. Campaigns in the most popular of games last no more than 8 hours, usually, and only serve as a training course for the multiplayer action.
I can also see how some people just don't have the time to finish games... but why bother buying a game if you're not going to see it through? Makes zero sense to me....
As much as I hate to admit it, there are a few games I have yet to complete. For example, I never finished Hitman 2 or L.A. Noire. Although I enjoyed both games, these are not the kind of games I can play for hours on end.
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I for sure fall into the 80%. And I actually think the older you get the easier it becomes to not finish a game. I remember as a kid on the SNES and N64 that what ever I had bought with my allowance I beat because thats all I got. I can't count the amount of times that I have beat Super Mario RPG or EarthBound. But as you get older things change. I rented all my games on PS2 back when that was still an option, played it for a week and sent it back if I didn't like it. And now I gamefly everything. There's no reason to finish games that you don't like when you know that all you have to do is plop it back in the mail and a new one will be right at your door. And it's actually helped my "gamerness" more than hurt. I've probably played half way through most games that have come out. A large amount that I would have never been able to get to if I was spending all my time trying to beat a super long game that I got bored with weeks ago.
I think a much more interesting statistic would be this though, what's the difference between single player games finished to co-op games finished? I've not finished alot of games, but Borderlands, Dead Island, NCAA and Maddens, Ultimate Alliance, neverwinter nights and baulders gates etc etc... All the co-op games that I've played with my friends or brother. Beat every single one of them.
Two points on what makes this probably true. The first has been brought up - the younger generation has a good chunk of the gaming market and they are rather too young to finish the games they're playing or they simply can't put in the time into the games due to time restrictions on them. The second point, however, is that there are a LOT more downloadable games that are a lot easier to throw away than a regular purchase. I have at least 2-4 games on my PS3 that I've bought or got free for PS+ that I just don't see a point in finishing. I bought them to try them without spending a bunch, and since they aren't that great I'm not going to finish them. I'm going to finish a $60 game I play because of the investment. With less of an investment, there's less of a need to finish.