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Cleaning up my unfinished games (FINALLY!!!)

Hello world. 
 
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! 
 
Mrfizzy.  

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Hello world. 
 
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! 
 
Mrfizzy.  

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Well, man. Looks like you cracked the case. Playing games that you think are fun is what should matter most. There's no good reason to force yourself to play games that you aren't enjoying. Not even for trophies or achievements.
 
I also have compiled a pretty extensive backlog of games, though my biggest problem is that I rent games very frequently, and it gets in the way of playing with games I own. Plus there's just so many good games out these days. People don't realize how good we have it. The amount of quality games this gen is just incredible. Oh, and dude, for a while we had people complaining about games being too short, but I don't agree with that. Quality over quantity, man. If the game is awesome, I don't mind if it's fairly short. Look at Call of Duty 4. A fantastic game that doesn't stretch itself out or wear itself thin. It keeps the quality up and the game action-packed at an enjoyable pace. That's great, if you ask me. Better than games that drag themselves out when unnecessary, just to extend the length. Plus with work and school and sharing my 360 with my brother, I don't get in the quality gaming time that I'd like to. Heck, there's still a handful of great games from last gen I bought and never finished, and at this point, I think it's safe to say I never will.\
 
By the way, I hope you enjoy Mass Effect 2 and BioShock 2. I really look forward to playing them soon as well. And best of luck to you with your dieting and exercise.