Finishing Games: More Or Less Important To You These Days?
For some, finishing a game is meaningless. As long as they get their money's worth from it, as long as they're appropriately entertained, they're happy.
For others, seeing those scrolling credits is like a badge of honor. They want to see them with just about every game they purchase.
Of course, life often gets in the way as we get older and priorities change. I'm just wondering if most people find it more difficult - and less important - to complete games these days, as opposed to earlier in their gaming career when it was a definite goal. Actually, it seems to me that finishing games has become less and less important with every passing year; the young'uns don't seem to care one way or the other.
Perhaps in an age where multiplayer dominates, downloadable content and expansion packs are the norm, and there are tons of great games to play throughout the year, there's less reason to see the end credits. There's just so much to play and there are only so many hours in the day; why waste too much time with any one adventure? I kinda get that. At the same time, I also wonder if the advent of Trophies and Achievements have managed to put the completionist mentality back in the limelight. Finishing a game for Trophy hounds is often only the start of the challenge.
Anyway, where do you stand?
7/20/2015 9:46:18 PM Ben Dutka