Weekend Open Forum: How often do you beat games?

By Matthew · 59 replies
Dec 3, 2010
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  1. whiteandnerdy

    whiteandnerdy TS Member Posts: 69

    I usually don't move to a different game until I have beaten the current one I'm on. So usually a new game every week or so.
  2. I unfortunetly win games, left, right and center. In fact I was having a discussion with a co-worker about how quality is now affecting the length of a game. In Call of Duty, I believe the campaign is around 5 hours. Same goes for Halo. I enjoy playing games, but for a challenge, I've now gone too MMORPG games, as there is no ending.
  3. Ahmed90

    Ahmed90 TS Enthusiast Posts: 99   +10

    if its a good game then i'll beat it for sure i beated every game i like so far :p
  4. Cueto_99

    Cueto_99 TS Booster Posts: 248   +12

    Dragon Age was the last game I finished, It was awesome!! although the last battle took me around 45 minutes, and a lot of health potions!!
  5. Classic Rock

    Classic Rock TS Member Posts: 65

    For me, I try to finish a game if I have it. If it's a good game, like God of War, I will finish it several times : )

    However I wont force myself to finish a game that I don't feel compelled to play. First and foremost, the story has to be riveting. If I don't care what happens to the characters, I most likely wont waste my time.

    However, if the story is worth while I will usually finish the game. For example, the original Mafia game. I have played the first three quarters of that game at least 5 times. Due to stupid things like viruses and corrupted kernls I have had to reformat my computer a few times. Each time I will plug Mafia back into the machine and try to finish it before the next pain in the arse I have with my computer rears it's ugly, lumpy head.
  6. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,272   +455

    I almost never finish any of my games. I can probably count the number of games I've finished in the last 10 years on my fingers - but I love games. The ones I have finished are typically the single player campaigns of multiplayer games - such as Modern Warfare and MW2. It's kind of a big deal for me because before that I used to beat everything... coincidentally, I've been married for 11 years ;)
  7. Games, games, games....so many games. I began playing games (and not finishing them) with ColecoVision.

    I don’t finish some games because they stop entertaining me. They become boring, irrelevant in terms of story/plot, or frankly they become too laborious and repetitive. Games that I do finish (and occasionally play through again) remain compelling, challenging, fresh and conquerable. A game has those desireable qualities when it is original, graphically well presented, bug free and has adequate depth and scope (meaning it’s big, diverse and takes more than 10 hours to complete).

    I find little appeal in the multi-player aspect of games - I always get beat so where’s the fun in that!
  8. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,595   +257

    I usually play my games to completion. I did finished ME2, however I never finished (or bought) Mass Effect 1. Exceptions include MW2 and Black Ops, online is never finished.

    Played and beat every instance of the Armored Core series... on all systems. (PSX,2,3, PSP) Anyone with me on that one?! Hah, doubt it.
  9. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    :haha:....hmmmmm, that seems to be when my golf game began declining as well
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,961   +2,518

    Are you suggesting the skills required for golf are similar to those of playing video games? Because the last/only time I was at a driving range, I tree'd the driver. (And not on purpose).
  11. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    Oh not at all, I merely meant that the number of tee times severely declined.
    How do you "tree" a driver?
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,961   +2,518

    I scored a couple of billion at Atari "Defender" one night, although the game never technically ends. At some point you just have to walk away from banality, lest ye be consumed by it. (A "couple billion" is possibly an exaggeration. Forgive me, it was soooo very long ago). That said, I was sorely disappointed when the "Atari" game pack for the PC didn't include it.
    It's quite simple actually. You take a full back swing on the next, "destined to become a worm burner" ball, with sweaty hands, while enduring a meth crash........:rolleyes:, and "follow through"....!
    Quite a task actually, keeping one eye on the ball's "flight", with the other on the driver's......:haha: :wave:
  13. TeamworkGuy2

    TeamworkGuy2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 191

    I normally make it most of the way through a game, get to a part I can't beat and set it down, then a month or two later I come back and finish.
    Although recently when I bought Portal I played it through in a few days (not that it took me a few days to finish, I just savored it in little bits).

    :( Portal was such a short game, but I can't wait for Portal 2!
  14. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 887   +19

    here is a list of the games i have on steam that i have finished.

    Assassin's Creed I, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, BioShock I, Crysis, Crysis Warhead, Dead Space, Dragon Age: Origins, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, F.E.A.R., Fallout 3, GTA4, Half Life, Half-Life: Blue Shift, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Half Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Mafia, Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, Portal, Red Faction

    Here is the list of PS1 games that i have finished.

    FF7, FF8, FF9, MGS1, GT1, GT2

    Here is the list of PS2 games that i have finished.

    FF10, FF12, MGS2, MGS3, GT3, GT4, GTA3, GTA:VC, GTA:S, Red Faction
  15. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    ..oh that.:haha:
    better with 'shrooms'...if you manage to get air, it becomes a beautiful ,loving, dimpled orb in the sky..just for you....ah the good ole' daze. :wave:
  16. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    I probably beat my games 75% of the time, maybe more. I never play through a significant portion of a game and then leave it unfinished.
  17. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    The only games I've ever finished were, Doom 1&2, Quake 1&2, the good old Prince of Persia (on PC), EEII .......... I guess that is about it.

    I heard people who play golf have bit more 'colorful' life though ;)
  18. HiDDeNMisT

    HiDDeNMisT TS Booster Posts: 231   +14

    I beat every single game i ever played. But games like let say Super Mario that just end and you have to start from the beginning again i usually rent those and the ones that have a nice multilayer option i purchase. But i always beat the single player games in all my games.
  19. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 544

    Hmm. I've never really wondered how often I beat a game... Jak 1 took me three days. Jak 3 took me three days. Fallout 3, 3 days. Far Cry 2, 3 days. Prince of Persia, 3 days. Roughly, I can beat a campaign in about three days usually. But for totally epic games such as Mass effect 1, no less than 1 month.

    Btw. It took me 9 months to get ME2 *working*... - I've just recently figured out the "-nomovies" trick. Thanks for the NoSpoilers-warning, TechSpot :D
  20. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,713   +855

    With very rare exception, I'll finish games I start. But I do have a 5-hour rule. If I'm not feeling engaged by the 5th hour of play, I'll drop it. Doesn't happen very often, though.

    Games are like reading a book to me, only you get to be a participant. And I very rarely put down a book until I've finished it too.

    My problem is buying more games than I can play. My Steam catalog is ridiculous thanks to their sales. If I didn't buy another game for the next 2 years (fat chance), I don't know if I'd still be able to finish all the games I've purchased. :p
  21. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,961   +2,518

    I knoooowwww, I have the same problem with Russian "Art Photo" sets. (I'd like to make a few thousand shots into wallpaper).
  22. DryIce

    DryIce TS Rookie Posts: 60

    I have to agree with breech on this. I have completed 80-90% of all of the games that I own or have owned, and I prefer single player campaigns to the multiplayer portion of most games. On certain games like HL2, Portal, CoD4, SW Knights of the Old Republic (I prefer it to many more recent RPGs) I have completed the campaign 2, 3, even 4 times. But maybe it's just me. :-]
  23. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    May be you can use some virtual desktop creation utility, and by creating several desktops, you can set multiple wallpapers hence speeding up the overall process. Just a thought you know :)
  24. I think it should be taken out that picture of the ME2 final boss, I have beaten already the game but if I didnt the game would be spoiled for me. For example I beat ME1 two years after release.
  25. Johny47

    Johny47 TS Rookie Posts: 157

    I beath everygame I have... usually a bit too fast aswell, it's in my nature =P

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