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This is something I've been thinking a lot about recently. Reading part 2 of Shawn Elliott's reviews symposium, I was a bit surprised when he said that 50% of all the people who played BioShock played it to completion; even more so that this is considered unusually high.
I've been thinking about why I finish a game, and usually it's because I only buy games that I know I'll enjoy. I'm going to hold off on my own opinions until I have more time to type out a real post about it, but usually it's more to external factors (other games, work commitments) than the game itself (difficulty, bad story, etc).
What say you, G&T? Do you finish every game you buy? If so, why, if not - why? Are there any specific examples of games that you remember not finishing for one reason or another? Any game that you deliberately fought through its faults to finish for whatever reason? What could they have done to grip you, in that case?
Oh and hey, spoiler warning. We're probably going to be talking a lot of spoilers in this thread. If you have something you want to discuss about the plot of whatever, don't dance around it, go ahead and talk about it, but use the spoiler tags appropriately, with context so that people have a heads-up about what's in it beforehand.
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