Finishing A Game's Story: How Important Is It To You, Really?
To some, finishing a game and seeing the credits just doesn't matter.
For others, they strive to complete every game they purchase; seeing those end credits is an essential part of the experience.
So, into which category do you fall?
Times have changed, of course. When I was a kid, saying you completed a video game was a huge feather in your cap, because many games were borderline impossible to finish without the help of a code or two. Then, games got easier and before long, racing through a campaign just to see the ending wasn't quite so taxing. On top of which, with the gigantic expansion of our virtual worlds, those credits hardly meant the experience was over.
For me, it depends on the type of game. If it's a linear-driven game like Uncharted, I do have to finish but once I see the credits, it's over. I rarely care about all the collectibles or different modes. As for open-world games, if I get into them, I tend to want to do everything I see on the map. The credits don't mean the end but even so, I don't consider the game finished until I see the story's ending. Call me old-fashioned if you wish.
How about you?
1/14/2015 9:50:22 PM Ben Dutka