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June 25th, 2010, 6:20 PM
I can't seem to play games straight through. Either another game distracts me, I get bored, or I just refuse to let the game end. There have been a few games that I play non stop til the end, usually if I've never played them before or are determined to beat. But I typically get distracted and end up playing 5 different games. Hover around my sig and you'll see what I mean. How about you guys?

June 25th, 2010, 6:52 PM
Distracted by other games? Nah, I just have a habit of not finishing games no matter how good they may be, lol. A lot of my favorite games I've yet to finish while I have finished some pretty terrible games. Don't know what it is really. :\

June 25th, 2010, 8:16 PM
Yes. Yes I have. There have been times when I would play a game all the way through, but then there are times when I would play a game, then suddenly be playing the other game. In the end, I either finish one and then finish the other sometime else in my life, or never finish either of 'em. :U

Eternal Nightmare
June 25th, 2010, 8:27 PM
I wouldn't get distracted if I didn't have a naggy mom and a devilish little brother :<. I've never played a game straight through till the end in one day and if I can then its to short and I dislike short games, except Sonic games which are too short. I like a game to last me at best 2 days x3. Oh I too also get distracted by other games :o. Like I was playing Fire Emblem on my phone but suddenly my mind went into Brawl mode when I was watching my brothers play.

Ninja Caterpie
June 25th, 2010, 9:17 PM
Oh my god, New Best Friend, I get easily distracted by other games as well, unless the game I'm playing is really, really good. There are a few epics I've gotten round to finishing.

I've only finished...let's list them, actually.

Mother 3
Pokémon Emerald (technically not 100%, but =|)
The World Ends With You (working to get 100%)
Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Kirby: Super Star Ultra (90% completion on save menu, but I've finished all the games at least once)
Final Fantasy Tactics A2 (Story mode and 200/300 quests)
Fire Emblem 6: The Sealed Sword
Fire Emblem 7: The Blazing Sword
Fire Emblem 8: The Sacred Stones
Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations
Miles Edgeworth: Ace Attorney Investigations

That's it, actually. =| I've listed them by reason, too. From the Mother 3 to Super Star Ultra, it's because the game was good and I'm a fan of the series, etc. From FFTA2 to Shadow Dragon, it's because I like SRPGs. The Ace Attorney series is because, well, they're book-like and relatively easy to finish, and Portal is just in a class of its own.

There are like 20 games on my R4, all of which I like sort of, but none of them epic enough for me to get around to finishing. =|

Rogue planet
June 26th, 2010, 8:25 AM
I easily get bored of games. It'll have to be very enjoyable for me to finish it, and for me to play it all the way through in one go, it has to be exceptional. I find that good gameplay alone isn't ever enough to make me want to carry on playing a game non-stop, it has to have an engaging storyline, it has to make me want to find out what's going to happen next. If it's predictable and repetitive (I've found that most games are) then it usually takes me several days to complete it. I've only managed to play two games all the way through in one go: Metal Gear Solid and Fahrenheit. Both had great storylines and made me want to keep on playing, most games don't manage to do that because I know the next level will be hardly any different from the last. Alternatively, the game is just far too long to complete in one sitting, I usually play long-winded RPGs or RTS games that take several hours to complete, I'm just not devoted enough to spend an entire day completing a game.

Pokémon Ranger ✩ Moriarty
June 26th, 2010, 11:44 AM
The only video game I have ever completed fully in my life is Hotel Dusk: Room 215, and that was only because it was more like a book than a game. ;~; I am terrible at even getting three-quarters of the way through a game; I get distracted by other games, books, television shows, movies...or if I don't play for a while I forget where I am/how to play and have to start all over again, like with Infinite Space last month...and that just perpetuates the same cycle all over again.

Go Team Fail!

June 27th, 2010, 6:39 AM
I get distracted up to the point where I'm playing like 5 games at once. I can't seem to finish them either, unless I'm super addicted or am playing it with a friend. I think subconsciously I don't allow myself to finish some of the games because I like them too much and I don't want them to end.

June 27th, 2010, 7:00 AM
I don't think I've ever legit actually finished a game in my life O_______O Thank God for the distractions :3

June 29th, 2010, 6:09 AM
I've gotten a lot better since signing up at Backloggery over two years ago. Before then I'd pick up a game and get... halfway through before getting bored or distracted and starting something else.

Now? I feel bad when I noticeably drop a game after getting somewhere in it. I try my best to finish a game before I start a new one. If I notice I'm playing more than 3 games at a time, I concentrate on the one that'll be easiest to beat so I can trim down my list a bit. It's helped me get so much more organized when it comes to gaming. XD;

I used to never beat games but Backloggery changed eeeverything. I feel bad when my "unfinished" list is higher than my "fully completed" list, like it is now. I'm literally itching to finish up either FF13 or Tales of Eternia so I can amend that. D:

June 29th, 2010, 7:23 AM
I don't so much get distracted, I just get really bored and end up wanting to go outside or something.

June 29th, 2010, 9:06 AM
Man, I have so many games I'm juggling it's not even funny. My siggy hover thing is inaccurate as there are at least 8 other games I've got going, too, many of which I started in the past couple weeks due to freedom.

My issue is more from random urges to replay a game regardless of how many I'm playing than it is boredom with whatever I'm playing at that moment. I rarely finish games though, no matter how great they are. I think Twilight Princess is the only Zelda title I've actually finished, and perhaps the only game of its kind, too.

June 29th, 2010, 9:09 AM
we'll i have a thing were i will play a game to a point then jump onto another, like i was playing my Pokemon Platnium game then i jumped over to Diablo II

June 29th, 2010, 12:53 PM
I can sit and play a game nonstop, myself.
Whenever I play Oblivion I usually end up playing it solid and never leaving my room (Yeah, it's really bad, I know. I mean, I still do chores and stuff, but other than that, I'm really bad). Same goes for Fallout 3.
However there are a few games that I don't really get into.
But usually I'll play a game straight through.
FFXIII is a good recent example. 48 hrs of gameplay in the first 4 days of owning it.

June 29th, 2010, 1:13 PM
I don't really play video games, but when I do I actually am focused on it and tend to beat it. Like Pokemon, each time there is a new game I finish it within a day.

Rich Boy Rob
June 29th, 2010, 1:14 PM
I actually have an annoying habit I'm trying to kick where I overplay a new game, to the point where I start to get tired of it. I wish I could find it easier not to focus on one game.

June 29th, 2010, 1:36 PM
I can't really sit still doing one thing for very long.

I have ADD so Im never able to concentrate on anything.

So usually, I stop playing or play another game because I've lost interest.

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June 29th, 2010, 2:25 PM
No I always finish them unless they are too hard or too scary.

Vulpes bicaudata
June 29th, 2010, 2:29 PM
Yeah, sometimes I get distrac–

Hey look, a bird!

June 30th, 2010, 8:35 AM
Yeah, I do get distracted or bored of games sometimes, but I always go back to finish them, and if I like the game enough, I keep playing until I get to 100%.

July 2nd, 2010, 12:07 AM
I'm the type that will get distracted by something else (or not be able to get through it), put the game down for weeks/months, but when I get back to it I have tunnel vision and plow through it. It happened with Assassin's Creed, and I'm sure it'll happen with Mass Effect - right now I'm having trouble getting into it (and I've had it for over a year), but when I get into it I'll probably plow through it.

July 2nd, 2010, 12:30 AM
I get distracted every time I go to play Half Life 2 or Portal. I either have to put on some music and end up on Facebook or start working on a hack or a console project..

July 2nd, 2010, 4:26 AM
when i get distracted, later on when i have my full attention on it, i lose track to what i was ment to be doing in the game

July 2nd, 2010, 5:01 AM
I always try to beat my games. I only don't if I really don't like the game. There's been a couple of handfuls of those.

Completion is another story. If I really enjoy a game, I'll try to go for 100%. Or if going 100% isn't a hassle where you don't really have to go too far "off the path".

And then achievements. Bleck. I try to go for them "naturally" as much as possible. If, once I'm done a game, I'm only missing like... two or three, then I'll try to get the rest (this was the case with Assassin's Creed II). But the idea of achievements just bugs me. I don't need extra points for beating a level I'm supposed to beat and I don't want to stand in one spot and shoot the same gun repeatedly for five hours for extra points.

I play games purely for fun and entertainment. If I enjoy the game I'll want to to play more of it - either replay it or complete it. If I don't, I'll leave at it beaten or even don't finish it all. I don't need bragging rights or to grow my e-penis.

I don't think I can get distracted easily. As I've gotten older, I ended up with less time on my hands. But when I younger, I could play a few games to the end in a single sitting. I didn't do it often, but I did it with Banjo-Kazooie, Paper Mario, Ocarina of Time, and Super Mario 64.