Why it’s hard for me to complete games

Jan 25, 2011

I didn’t realize it until today, but I know why it is that I cannot finish games in a timely manner. The reason is simple, I like them SO MUCH that I don’t want them to end. Take Mass Effect 2 for example. It’s one of my favorite games of 2010, and it’s a great experience traversing the universe picking up new members of my crew and learning more about them during their loyalty missions. Or to take a random side-quest and explore that. I even enjoy the mining. It’s fun  (I guess I’m with BioWare on this one). I get attached to these games, and once involved I don’t want to see it end. A few exceptions I can think of is Alan Wake and Red Dead Redemption. I played those games beginning to end without distractions of playing another game and losing focus on completing them. I bought and completed Red Dead Redemption first, then bought Alan Wake and saw that beginning to end. There was just a driving force that kept me going. It was also the beginning of my backlog, so there was plenty of time to game without feeling overwhelmed. I’ll get to that in a minute. Getting back to the grand opus that is Mass Effect 2 is hard to push through for an ending, because it’s more about the journey.