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PostSubject: Most Players Don't Finish Games.   Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:13 pm

At an enlightening 25 minute-long speech today at GDC – one jointly given by Riot Games’ Narrative Lead Tom Abernathy and Microsoft Game Studios’ Design Lead Richard Rouse III – it was noted that many gamers who play even the most story-driven titles don’t actually finish them.

The speech, called “Death to the Three-Act Structure,” elaborated on game completion with some interesting statistics from Valve, based wholly on Steam Achievements. The percentages associated with the titles below represent how many players completed the game in question on Steam.

  The Walking Dead: Season 1, Episode 1 - 66%
   Mass Effect 2 - 56%
   BioShock Infinite - 53%
   Batman: Arkham City - 47%
   Portal - 47%
   Mass Effect 3 - 42%
   The Walking Dead: Season 1, Episode 5 - 39%
   The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 32%
   Borderlands 2 - 30%


“Statistically, most players don’t finish games. We’ve all seen numbers that say something like a third [do finish games], on average," Rouse III said later in the presentation.

Do these findings surprise you? Which of these games did you finish all the way through, and which did you abandon?

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PostSubject: Re: Most Players Don't Finish Games.   Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:31 am

I would say that sadly, I'm guilty of this on a pretty consistent basis.... Embarassed 

It's mainly due to just not having a ton of extra time to play games, but I know I'm willing to commit the time necessary to complete certain games I really love (i.e. both Borderlands games, Gears of War Series, etc.) even to the point of playing them long after completing the main story, so I guess there's some lacking of personal commitment involved as well...

Oh well, I figure over scope of things I will eventually go back and complete at least some of the games that I did enjoy, even if I didn't become obsessed with them at the beginning..

It doesn't really suprise me, though, that I'm not alone in this matter. With today's generation of gamers including more and more "adults" (and I use that term loosely, and mainly based on age) that have full lives/families/jobs, it's hard to take time every day or even several days out of a week to play games. Plus, with new games and systems coming out all the time, and with the emergence of mobile gaming on phones, it's hard to stay focused on just one game to the point of completion of the main story, let alone to 100% completion of the game overall.


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PostSubject: Re: Most Players Don't Finish Games.   Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:04 pm

i finish every game i play unless i'm not a fan of the story or just get bored with the game happened to me with a few Xbox One games.
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PostSubject: Re: Most Players Don't Finish Games.   Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:26 am

I'm terrible with completing games. Iike Phenom says when you have very limited time due to responsibilities etc its hard to devote any spare time to one game.

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PostSubject: Re: Most Players Don't Finish Games.   Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:01 pm

I've have 100% on only 4 games. Getting the 100% on the games isn't very important to me. I play to have fun and feeling like I have to 100% a game isn't fun for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Most Players Don't Finish Games.   Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:22 pm

xReviveMeFoolx wrote:
I've have 100% on only 4 games. Getting the 100% on the games isn't very important to me. I play to have fun and feeling like I have to 100% a game isn't fun for me.

Totally agree Nuka! If it stops being fun I stop playing. I don't mind a challenge but as soon as it starts to get boring or too frustrating then I'm onto the next.  Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: Most Players Don't Finish Games.   Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:26 pm

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xReviveMeFoolx wrote:
I've have 100% on only 4 games. Getting the 100% on the games isn't very important to me. I play to have fun and feeling like I have to 100% a game isn't fun for me.

Totally agree Nuka! If it stops being fun I stop playing. I don't mind a challenge but as soon as it starts to get boring or too frustrating then I'm onto the next.  Very Happy 

That's a lot of the reason I've not gotten very far in my pursuit of 3.0. So much grinding just makes it tedious and takes the joy out of it.
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PostSubject: Re: Most Players Don't Finish Games.   Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:39 pm

The grinding to get 3.0 is just insane! I knew I didn't have the patience for that. There's a bit of grinding on Dead Rising 3 but as some of it involves killing zombies its just good fun.  Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: Most Players Don't Finish Games.   Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:41 pm

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The grinding to get 3.0 is just insane! I knew I didn't have the patience for that. There's a bit of grinding on Dead Rising 3 but as some of it involves killing zombies its just good fun.  Very Happy 

Usually I'm not into zombie games. I haven't played DR3.
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PostSubject: Re: Most Players Don't Finish Games.   Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:07 pm

xReviveMeFoolx wrote:
SnarlingCandy wrote:
The grinding to get 3.0 is just insane! I knew I didn't have the patience for that. There's a bit of grinding on Dead Rising 3 but as some of it involves killing zombies its just good fun.  Very Happy 

Usually I'm not into zombie games. I haven't played DR3.

Im a bit of a zombie fan but even if you're not I would highly recommend it.

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PostSubject: Re: Most Players Don't Finish Games.   Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:25 pm

SnarlingCandy wrote:
xReviveMeFoolx wrote:
SnarlingCandy wrote:
The grinding to get 3.0 is just insane! I knew I didn't have the patience for that. There's a bit of grinding on Dead Rising 3 but as some of it involves killing zombies its just good fun.  Very Happy 

Usually I'm not into zombie games. I haven't played DR3.

Im a bit of a zombie fan but even if you're not I would highly recommend it.

I might try it some day but I will wait till it comes down in price.
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PostSubject: Re: Most Players Don't Finish Games.   Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:07 am

i completed all games i ever played i just like doing it... normally i only dont complete a game when its bad like dungeon defenders 1
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