While video games are an increasingly popular pastime, there are some shocking facts about games that might surprise you. Did you know that most gamers start but don’t finish the video games that they play? My excuse for not finishing games is that I only recently sorted out all the problems my laptop was encountering over the months. I wasn’t able to play the games I wanted, until I fixed this all by looking into something like nvidia 1060 drivers. which helped me out a lot . Now I can at least attempt to finish some of the games I start.
An article in CCN Tech tells us how many gamers are just not finishing games anymore:
“What I’ve been told as a blanket expectation is that 90% of players who start your game will never see the end of it unless they watch a clip on YouTube,” says Keith Fuller, a longtime production contractor for Activision.
They add that “Only 10% of avid gamers completed the final mission, according to Raptr, which tracks more than 23 million gaming sessions.”
The article goes on to explain how even critically-acclaimed, popular games are affected. So what’s the deal? Why are most gamers not finishing their games?
CNN has some theories: the age of the average gamer, short attention spans and limited time for the average gamer.
As a lifelong gamer myself, I have a few ideas on this phenomenon as well.
I think they are on the right track with the age issue. I have found that as I get older, the amount of time I have to devote to video games is often limited. As a result, I don’t play as many games as I used to at one time and I tend to stick to one large game (such as an MMO) and a smaller “goof off” game like Plants vs Zombies. Older, more mature gamers with families and other adult responsibilities just don’t have the time to devote to beating a game the way they did when they were younger.
However, that can’t be all there is to it. I think another reason gamers start but don’t finish video games is the sheer amount of competition in the industry for our time and energy. There are so many games to choose from today, in some many different genres and for so many different platforms, it can be overwhelming to the gamer. If you don’t finish a game quickly enough, something else comes along and you want to play that game, too. The end result is a huge collection of unfinished video games and a to-do list of “I want to finish that one day!”
Is it really such a big deal if you don’t finish the game anyway? The point of a video game is to bring fun and enjoyment. It’s a pastime. If you enjoy the time you got from it, then it was worth your money, regardless of whether or not you finished or “beat” the game. Besides if you are looking for after game content, you can always use cheats to get their faster. (That doesn’t mean I don’t still like to finish my games, especially those that are story-based. It just means I don’t worry about when or how quickly I do so.)
I used to feel so much pressure as a gamer to beat the games that I played but now I have a new rule: My game; my way.
I just don’t stress over it anymore.