Do You Always Beat The Game?

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  1. Evan S

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    I guess this is kind of a poll, but do you always beat whatever game you purchase? For me, and it's been like this since the dawn of time, I'll get about half way through or three quarters when I hit an area that I cannot seem to beat...I mean I really struggle. At that point I usually just lose interest in the game as there is something that's hit the marketplace that usually catches my attention. I never go back to the game and subsequently never seem to have the patience to finish it. Unless the game is truly unbelievable (a la Halo) where I feel driven to go all the way to completion, but that feeling is rare. What do other people think? How do you have the time to play all the great games out there if you take them all to the very end? Curious.
     
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    I'm guessing 'Morrowind: Elder Scrolls III' wouldn't be your bag! [​IMG]
    I always pretty much finish every game I get. Except for blaster master for the NES. I could not finish that thing no matter how hard I tried [​IMG] And I even finished all 3 ninja gaidens for the nes!
     
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    The first console I ever bought was the original 8-bit NES. Despite buying dozens and dozens of games, I can only remember actually beating 2 games, Dragon Warrior 1 and Final Fantasy 1. I think the reason for this is probably because of the NES's saving system in most games (i.e. not being able to saving anywhere at any time). Since I switched over to mainly playing PC Games, I've beat almost every game I've bought. Again I think it is because of the "save anywhere, anytime" saving system most PC games have. Recently I've started going back and playing a lot of old NES games via emulators, which let you save your game anywhere you want. The result: I've beat every game I've gone back and played.
     
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    I usually finish them, even if a new one comes out that gets my attention for awhile, eventually I try to get back to the others and finish them up. Having said that, I've got a bunch of games right now that I just haven't got around to finishing yet... but I will... one day.
     
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    I try very hard to beat every game but a lot times I don't...I wish I had the time.
    -Andre F
     
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    I don't come close to finishing most games I play/own. Does that bother me? Nope. Do I get value for money out of them? Most definitely - I *so* rarely pay more than the price of a couple of rentals for the games I'm currently buying that I definitely get value for money out of them.
    Heck, the last batch of games I bought, I got 11 DC games for $36... I've already gotten my money's worth out of them just with Hoyle's Casino & Tetris [​IMG]
    Don't get me wrong - I do finish a lot of the games I buy, especially racers, RPGs, strategy, arcadey stuff. I just don't have the time to finish them all. And I /regularly/ go back to them - I'm still slowly working through MDK2 [​IMG]
     
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    The older I get (I'm 30) the fewer games I beat each year. I'm finding it harder and harder for a game to impress me enough to invest the time necessary to beat it. I don't know if it's a factor of my age or that the game industry is turning out fewer really compelling games (or it's far too long between Nintendo releases).

    I've also found a sudden interest/addiction with online FPS games. I probably play a short game of Quake III Arena, Tribes 2, or Unreal Tournamnent EVERY DAY. Sometimes 2 hours...but most often 15 minutes or so.
     
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    Im on the same boat as Evan and Joseph...
    I hate retrying levels over and over again, i hate wandering around aimlessly loooking for a damn key or puzzle answer...
    I can count all the games i've truly finished on one hand:
    Shenmue 1
    Quake 3 [​IMG]
    and the game i just beat a couple minutes ago:
    The Sum of All Fears (i liked the game, most played out of all the ones i have gotten recently: MohAA, RTCW, GTA3)
     
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    I usually beat them, but not in the traditional way. I get as far as I can in the game under normal circumstances when I get the time. If I find I have less and less time available to finish the game this way, then I finally break down and get the invincible cheats of the web and finish it up as quickly as I can. Nowhere near the same as the old fashioned way, I know, but sometimes I just want to finish it and move on but I don't have the time to do it the "honest" way.
     
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    I rarely beat the games that I play. Sometimes I lose interest because the game gets repetitive, sometimes I get stuck on a level. I have very limited time for game playing, so I'll be damned if I'm going to spend hours and hours and hours trying to get past one spot; I play games to relax and have fun, and that's not fun IMHO. Usually, if I get stuck on a game that I'm actually enjoying, I'll see if I can find cheats, otherwise I'll probably move on to something else. Another thing that's really annoying about console games is the limited ability to save your progress. Spider-Man is a good example of this: playing all the way through a level only to get killed in the final fight and then having to start the level from the beginnning SUCKS. Earlier console games were designed this way because you didn't have a hard drive, but there's no excuse with X-Box games.
     
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    Egad, I thought I was the only one. With the exception of Quake 3, which IMHO doesn't really count for some reason, I have only beaten one game that I can remember: Halo. And this is with a significant number of years of gaming experience, back to the Apple ][ days. Sure, I beat Wizardry: Proving Ground of the Mad Overlord back in 1982 (?), but I had a friend's help to figure out how to hit the 10th floor. And I think I might have beaten Ultima III in the same timeframe, but since then? None but the ones mentioned above. I can't blame it on short attention span... I guess maybe games can't pull me in enough to have the desire to spend time on them.
     
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    Yeah, gamefaqs.com is a 'good' one for walkthroughs... i try my best not to use cheats, but argh, Max Payne was getting too hard and i just couldnt help myself (and im only on the first chapter! :b )
     

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