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 Post subject: Podcast 184 - How many games do you finish?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:44 pm 
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During the podcast 184, Gordon asked, (paraphrasing) "how many games do you finish?" To which Alex responded, "about 10%."

Barring games that theoretically can't be finished (like Sims 3, TF2, etc.), Alex's response, I believe, is pretty accurate, intriguing and alarming! I can't think of any other industry that could sustain itself when customers realize that they are spending top dollar so they can fully enjoy the product only 10% of the time. And with PC gaming making a resurgence, it's imperative that the industry correct this problem. The question we as gamers and, more importantly, game makers need to ask is, "why?"

In a nutshell, for me, it's time. Many times I've read reviews and seen the writer indicate the game is 40 hours long and I immediately think "Forget it! Too much time." Of course, I reach that conclusion based on many past experiences, including:
*Unnecessary grind
*Boring story
*Extremely difficult (or impossible) tasks
*The simple fact of the commitment required by the game

Personally, I would rather spend $25 for a 10 hour game (and know I can finish it) than to spend $60 for a 40+ hour game and know full-well that I would give up way before I approach the end.

Agree? Disagree? Thoughts?


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 Post subject: Re: Podcast 184 - How many games do you finish?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:40 am 
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I agree but i am one for those 40+ hour games but i also don't buy a game sight unseen i at least wait for a play through video to surface also a lot of the newer games don't have the initial quality that they used to have i think it is because a lot of programers fell entitled to 6 figure salaries for shoddy code work which for example Skyrim suffered from so yes long story short i completely agree with you :mrgreen:


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