I'd love to say the majority. It feels like the majority. But then I thought about the console I always forget I own, the Switch...I beat Hades. Once. I know that's not "beating" the game Hades, even if Hades felt the wrath of Zagreus' cold steel. Mario + Rabbids the First, Metroid Prime Remastered, Breath of the Wild...I'm sure I'll never roll credits on those, and that's all I've got. So I had to wonder if I was at least a little bit full of crap. So I had to pull up PS Profiles, scroll through and do some research!
There are 357 games listed here and this math is about to be imperfect thanks to the following caveat, which is that I'm not going to count games from the recent reinstitution of the demo era on Playstation like Crusader Kings III or F1 Manager 2022 as "unfinished"...but considering some of the responses in this thread already, letting these sorts of games linger in the denominator might just help me feel a bit more "normal" than I would otherwise. But let's find out! The games I can definitively say I've purchased and have no plans to finish are... (being as this is in chronological order, I'll begin with some caveat laden inclusions)
Inscryption: Gotta admit, I kinda don't get the card game bit, and I'm not sure where I last left the meta game bit. In either case, I lose at the game of it all quite a bit, and eventually got bored of that.
Unpacking: I've written at length about this elsewhere, but the gist: this game didn't seem to translate well to console/controller, and as a messy lil' man I didn't find the gamification of organization to be charming at all anyway.
Maneater: Sure is a lot of land mass getting in the way of this water logged fish murder game.
Demon's Souls (PS5): I get it. And maybe someday I'll go back and do the dang thing, 'cause I dug it. But the structure of this game led to me getting stuck on five different levels all at once, and it seemed like I was gonna need to follow a guide to figure out how best to get on with things...I don't like following guides. I'm a grown damn man, dang it!
Deathloop: I'm about to mention a couple of games I'm infamous (I...I am infamous, or something like it, right?) for disliking on these forums, but this game was the culmination of the feelings those games gave me: I get the thing, but I don't get the thing, and I'm not even sure I like the thing, so...bye?
Last Stop: This game looks so ugly in motion.
Jett the Far Shore: Amazing first 30 minutes. Followed by hours and hours of deflation, like a subtle Hindenburgh.
Dishonored: I just don't get immersive sims, 'cause all I wanna do is press on and that tends to mean finding the path of least resistance most amicable. I liked this game a lot, but I don't think I appreciated it at all. I still can't believe I bought the huge Arkane pack on PSN (at a huge discount) in the wake of Deathloop hype, only to then list both Dishonored and Deathloop here with little intention of following up on Dishonored 2 nor Prey because both games are on a list like this of mine...but such is life, I suppose!
Ruiner: I had no reason to drop this, but I know that I did. I imagine this was a lot of folks' experience with Ruiner.
Final Fantasy XV: I could see what some people see in this game, and I almost didn't include it since this was a Playstation Plus play and thus a rental at heart...but I'm usually pretty open to games with slow starts, and I was decidedly not cool with this one's slow, slow, slow start.
Night in the Woods: My first feel-bad entry here. I liked this game. But I didn't love it, and eventually more stuff started happening, and I just deleted it one day. I'll sneak in a reference to Return to Monkey Island here, which may soon suffer a similar fate.
Scarlet Nexus: The game is fun to play. It's third chapter contains one of the most remarkable images in video games, straight up. The characters and writing, otherwise, are so abrasively terrible that it's a wonder I made it nearly 2/3s, or was it 3/4s, or was it 4/5s of the way through the game before throwing my hands in the air and declaring myself done. This will likely forever be the furthest I've got in a game without seeing it through.
Coffee Talk: Your most annoying progressive friends on Twitter get together and share their most mundane takes on life: the game!
Days Gone: Too many people say this game is secretly really good. Matthew Rorie is one of them. Like FFXV, this was technically a PS+ throw-in. Like very little listed in this post, I'd like to go back to it. I'm gonna list it anyway, because it's Days Gone, and Deacon seems like an awful main character.
Hitman: Kinda similar to Dishonored, the sheer amount of content and joy the Giant Bomb lads and their various cohorts have extracted out of this series leaves no doubt in my mind that these games are damn good. Unfortunately, I can't meet this series on its own terms, specifically in the way it can feel so much like a video game it ceases to feel like a spy game, and it leaves me cold. I feel dumber for having not enjoyed Hitman, but I suppose it's good to feel anything at all.
Cyberpunk 2077: Included by technicality, that technicality being that I played 12 hours or so of this on a base PS4, on a 720p television, in part because I've never really been a PC gamer and wanted to see what it was like to flail in futility in a game's general direction. This game is on sale for $25 so often (and generally praised aside from its marketing and decidedly non-Witcher 3'edness) that I'll cross it off this list someday, maybe even this year, but also...it's Cyberpunk 2077. Shame it, baby!
Hollow Knight: I'm already surprised this list is getting this long in the tooth, which says more about me than the games on this list. So excuse me if all I have to say about Hollow Knight is: Dan's right.
Bloodborne: Weirdest inclusion on this list. Legit one of my four or five favorite games of all-time, and yet I've never beaten the Wet Nurse let alone seen the credits roll. I have played this game to some point prior to that seven or eight times. I don't know how to explain this to my mother.
The Banner Saga 2: If I could give this game an alternate title, it'd be "Heck, I'm Tired of This Battle System, Sheesh!"
DOOM Eternal: I've never gone speed-dating, but I imagine playing this game was exactly like meeting the most beautiful woman in the world only for the first words out of her mouth to be, "Imagine Dragons is my favorite band on The Citadel."
Outer Wilds: The biggest caveat of all the caveats in this post resides here: I'm terrified of bodies of water (Grand Theft Auto V's ocean is the scariest environment in all of video games) and at some point during this game big ugly fish get involved. LOL, bye!
Watch Dogs 2: Talk about a game with so much to do and none of it remarkable. I know some people found the primary cast of characters "lovable", but they grossed me out. This was the moment when the lack of Twitter in my life likely both hurt and helped me most.
Invisible Inc.: Dear Austin Walker: I admit I'm dumb. Sorry.
Sekiro: I've never loved a game that refused to love me back as deeply as I loved pre-Lady Butterfly/Seven Spears/Ashina Elite/Snake Eyes Sekiro. The fact that I can still rattle that procession of is testament to said love. Sekiro can eat anonymous, sweaty ass for all I care. Call me, Sekiro.
Celeste: Yikes, platform good?! Me can't!
Assassin's Creed Freedom Cry: I think I've referenced a hesitance to let PS+ offerings bog down this post previously, but I'll never hesitate to point out that pre-Origins Assassin's Creed games feel like drinking warm piss to play. Conceptually, I like everything about this game. They should make a movie about it! Let Fassbender Incept a Haitian (right?) man leading a slave revolution, what's the worst that could happen?
Wolfenstein The New Order: The real reason I wanted to waste all this time writing this game's up arrives! The final boss in this game is one of the single worst situations any video game has ever put me in, and it has nothing to do with Nazis. Whenever somebody asks, "what games have you essentially played to completion but technically not finished," this is the game. Death's Head kick rocks.
The Fall: Me no puzzle good. Sorry Vinny.
Roundabout: My sole "you guys are a lot of fun on Giant Bomb, and I enjoyed watching Giant Bomb play your game" purchase that I otherwise considered my own gaming proclivities absolutely zero percent before purchasing. I shoulda oughta, 'cause I was immediately not charmed by this one at all on my own terms.
Super Meat Boy: If you're sensing a trend, a lot of the games on this list ask their players to get good at them. I don't get good. Put another way: "Yikes, platform good?! Me can't!"
The Witness: Yikes, smart good?! Me can't!
Far Cry 4: Once the novelty of My First Far Cry wore off, I was left with a game that felt so mediocre to play that it wafts over my impression of every Ubisoft game to release since, deservedly or not.
The Swapper: In this era of my game playing, you may sense a pattern. Nodima gets intrigued by intriguing puzzler or platformer, Nodima proceeds to get confounded by said puzzler or platformer.
Thomas Was Alone: See?!
Hotline Miami: I blame analog sticks for this one.
Watch Dogs: I blame Aiden Pierce for this one.
FEZ: I blame being late, late, late to the game for this one (I earned my one trophy in 2014).
Just Cause 2: Maybe the only game I've ever played where I literally did not care whether I was making progress in the story.
Machinarium: What'd I say before about puzzle games and seduction?
Warhammer Big Number Space Marine: Hilarious. Boring. I skipped some PS+ games I could've mentioned before this one, but I had to mention this one because A) I'm posting on Giant Bomb, B) Space Marine!, C) if present day me were presented with this game, I'd likely beat it to say I beat it. But back then, I had weed to smoke and girls to cry about.
Braid: I just wanted an opportunity to skip pasting that platforming joke one last time. I knew this all the way back in 2012.
Fallout New Vegas and Fallout 3: If I said that renting these games from Blockbuster was one of the coolest things I think I've ever done in my life, would you find me dull?
So I think I listed 42 games there, out of 357. Remembering my Switch anecdote, I can balloon those numbers to 46 and 361. Who knows what my life was like prior to Playstation trophies, least of all me? Give or take some poor counting or some completion fudging, 12% feels good. Feels like most. Which, like I said, I said I complete most games I play. With the caveat that most games I play are sports games so I couldn't complete them if I tried. How's that for stat juking?
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