DO you finish games?

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Matt Barton
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I've gone to start Baldur's

I've gone to start Baldur's Gate II after completing the "Enhanced Edition" (yuck). This time through, I'm really trying to be thorough and do a lot more of the side quests and experiment with the different NPCs. Decided to also try a fighter/mage for a change; I'm usually a purist when it comes to classes. It's a bit strange playing as a fighter with no armor, though the spells of course make up for that.

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TripHamer wrote:

While I got a few games that are unfinished, I've been playing Skyrim for months now (on weekends) and I got over 210 hours into it. Every time I turn around, I find something else to do. In the beginning, I just wanted to build up my character. Now every time I see an unexplored place I go and visit, kill all the enemies and collect the loot. :)

I done a lot of the backlog of missions I had built up and I think I'm getting closer now. :)

somebody with passion for discovery like me.. last i heard it has 540 ish unique locations that all have something to discover (loot, story, etc) and well over 9000 location (but that is counting houses and such, but as each was manually made and all those silly items you don't even notice (food, cups, junk are placed by a human.. its quite impressive). I have cleared roughly 143 dungeons.. and there are somewhere in the 300 area of those (or so i hear).. I have 300 hours in.. on this play.. i was level 36 and started over.. so I would say 500+ for me (damn 20 days!)

did you find the flooded prison? The temple with the shinny globe quest? the master vampire coven sub story? some cool none major quest stories.

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While I got few unfinished games...

While I got a few games that are unfinished, I've been playing Skyrim for months now (on weekends) and I got over 210 hours into it. Every time I turn around, I find something else to do. In the beginning, I just wanted to build up my character. Now every time I see an unexplored place I go and visit, kill all the enemies and collect the loot. :)

I done a lot of the backlog of missions I had built up and I think I'm getting closer now. :)

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David Barbour
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I have to finish every game I

I have to finish every game I buy. Not sure why, that's just the way it is.

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Just in case anyone is

Just in case anyone is curious, I uploaded the spreadsheet to Google Drive. Here's the link:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ark91jcJTaQQdFh5MGxVamJfN1Z...

I've been trying to keep it up to date. I'll be adding Lord of the Rings: War in the North shortly ;-)

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BitWraith wrote:

I was talking to my brother about this very thing the other day. I created a spreadsheet that had every game that I can remember beating on it. The vast majority of those were more modern games (PC and Xbox 360). I feel more compelled to finish a game now-a-days. Back in the Nintendo era, it was more rare.

I always put it down to.. in the past i had 2-3 new game I played um, good or bad. Now i have Steam, PS3, 360, Wii, PS2, Xbox, gamecube.. and all the old system too.. I picked up about every RPG for the ps2 (and there are a BOATLOAD) and Im way behind. Then to top it off i spend most my game time in PC gaming. I was thinking it was just pure overload nowdays. But the more i think, you mention not playing the old ones. I go back to games like Bruce Lee (apple II), Captain Goodnight (apple II), Sea Dragon (um...apple II), Castlevania (nes), and others.. Most are painful memorization . learning precise bad guy attack patterns, and then starting from square one if you die. Captain Goodnight is a prime example of PAIN and Pleasure.. some parts of that game are quite frankly hair pullingly hard.. yet i played some hard sections over 100's of times over many days to beat them..
Just the other day I was playing "a game of Dwarfs" and couldn't find any money ( mining makes money), i tried the level 2 times and quit..my roomate showed me that if I "listened to the instructions the game gave me in a clear voice" i was supposed to move a dwarf to a specific spot an the map opened up more.. SIMPLE.. EASY yet I quit playing the game because of it.. in the old day i would have been standing on my hands, trying button combos, giving cake to the rabbit, doing insane stuff to get it moving on.. now I just quit.

and plant VS Zombies.. I never did win this.. I should I didn't get stuck..i just quit playing... and it was a good game.

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I was talking to my brother

I was talking to my brother about this very thing the other day. I created a spreadsheet that had every game that I can remember beating on it. The vast majority of those were more modern games (PC and Xbox 360). I feel more compelled to finish a game now-a-days. Back in the Nintendo era, it was more rare.

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Adventure games are great in

Adventure games are great in this regard. You can typically finish them in 8-10 hours easily.

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Bill Loguidice
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I'm just like you, Clok. I

I'm just like you, Clok. I used to make a point to finish as many games as I could, but once I hit my early 20s, it soon became impractical to the point where now in my 40s, finishing a 30 minute game like Karateka suddenly becomes an immense personal gaming achievement for me. In fact, in the past couple of years, I can't remember any epic game I've actually finished. It's always something more on the casual side, like a Plants vs. Zombies. Excessive game volume and the ubiquitous lack of time and energy are the enemy these days...

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Yep!

Yes I do. I never did during the retro days, but things have changed. I don't play as many games as I used to, and they are shorter (or so they seem.)

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