I`ll only beat a game if I`m enjoying it. Hopefully all the games I play I will beat, however that is not the case. I`d rather play less games of a higher quility then a bunch of less quality games. Look at the GB staff, they play dozens of games over the course of a year but how many of those make a lasting impression. So I picked the second option.
I'm definitely one of those people that loves to beat games, but generally moves from game to game to quickly too actually do so. It's not so much that I don't want to finish them (and tell myself time and time again I'm gonna go back and finish it), but I'm just the type of person that is always trying to see the next thing. On the flipside though, occasionally I come across a game where I just can't do anything but play that game until it's done.
i tend to not beat many games unless they're short or they are fun enough to keep my attention. so i try to play as many games that i want to play as possible and usually only focus on one once i really get into it. then again, i don't have much money these days so i tend to focus on games more out of necessity lol.
I guess mine technically falls under play as many as I can, but it's really just play as many games as I'm interested in. I beat most games I play but I'm perfectly OK with stopping before I reach the end if I'm not having as much fun as I thought I would. I will probably never beat Stacking, Gears 3, Comic Jumper, Uncharted 3, Limbo, or Halo Reach, but I'm glad I was able to experience them.
Yup. I play a game till it stops being fun. If that means for hundreds of hours and multiple times through like the original Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and Borderlands? Then cool. If it means once through the short ass campaign of a CoD game? I'll do that too. If it means for about an hour in the demo, that's sometimes enough for me.
Finishing a game isn't important to me. If a game is fun, I'll finish it eventually (hopefully), but I get distracted easily and change my mood just as quickly, so I tend to jump from game to game. That doesn't bother me since I get to experience a variety of games. It's like going to the Chinese buffet versus the steakhouse. Eat at the latter, you're going to get steak and plenty of it, while the buffet will offer a lot of different choices and you choose how much to take of each.
I approach every new game with the expectation that I will finish it. Sometimes a game cannot hold my interest (or I've burned myself out on it), so I put it back on the shelf, so to speak, and return to it later, again, with the goal of finishing it. I would not sell a game I had not yet played through, even if that game was Scarface: the World is Yours, which it totally is.
It kills me to leave a game unfinished unless it's something that I hated and have no desire to play any more, and even then I get these odd pangs to go back and beat it some day. I always feel like the game beat me by not finishing it, and by finishing it I can give it a big fuck you! I played you and now I will never look at you again!
With as little free time that I have these days I just can't get motivated to even start games let alone finish them any more.
Play it until I stop having fun. For some games, that means I only play it for a couple days and then return it to the rental store early. For others like a Viewtiful Joe or a Castlevania: SotN, I'll probably play through it every year until the day I stop caring about them, which could possibly be never.
I definitely start my fair share of games I know I'm not going to beat but that's usually trumped by the amount of games I actually do beat. Whenever I beat a game I don't instantly start a new one, I usually just don't play anything or play multiplayer games to pass the time until I find a new game to interest me.