By mrfizzy 2 Comments
So recently i decided to go back and finish Mass Effect in order to experience the second one, something i have failed to do ever since i bought about 2-3 years ago. To my surprise i have managed to almost finish it completely and will clean up the last mission in a day or so (whenever i get time really). Playing and completing this game made me think about my other games that i have never finished. I generally find that i don't finish my games or at least not to 100% completion anyway. This has lead me to ask the question, "which games am i more likely to finish and why"?
The answer to this question will undoubtedly change for each individual, but in my case at least i find that i am more likely to finish a game if it is shorter than average (anything over 20 hours and i would be struggling with) and has as few cut-scenes as possible, despite this i still find myself loving any game that (i think) has a decent story. I loved GTA4's story and how it didn't pull any punches in its grittiness and brutality. On the other hand i found that Metal Gear Solid 4 was abhorrent (yes, i know many of you know hate me, please be kind). All i can think of to explain this is that my attention span does not have the ability to deal with that game's long LONG cut-scenes which i will admit is a pity seeing as how story driven it is.
The findings of my deep and meaningful (not really, it took about 10 minutes on the sofa) think about the games that i play has resulted in an answer that makes perfect sense, and yet one that i am profoundly surprised by. The answer to my question is "i am more likely to play games that i believe are fun". This answer itself brings up many new questions itself... damn.
In other news i will be picking up Bioshock 2 and Mass Effect 2 some time in the next few weeks and also attempting to finish (once again) Fallout 3. Hopefully i will manage to juggle all of this around my new diet/exercise regime that i am forcing myself into! Wish me luck!
Until next time, Happy Gaming!