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Keep playing through a game or move on to something new?

08-18-2015, 07:21 PM
#1
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 1,564
Keep playing through a game or move on to something new?

There's nothing worse then getting partially through a game and wondering if you should keep playing it or move on to something new. You're wondering if the game is going to pick up or not. Maybe it's just not the right game for you. Other times you get over that hump and wind up totally loving it. So post the name of the game you're stuck on and list several qualities that you like and dislike about it. Touch Arcade members can then chime in with their advice if you should keep playing it or choose to move on to something new.

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08-18-2015, 07:28 PM
#2
Joined: Apr 2014
Location: Somewhere on Earth, I could be behind you.
Posts: 806
That usually happens for me when I reach an awfully huge difficulty spike (The Fury on MGS3, Pakrat on Stranger's Wrath), I would usually stop playing that game until I had the nerves to keep push through

08-18-2015, 08:29 PM
#3
Joined: May 2011
Location: Seattle
Posts: 352
Sad fact about me - I don't think I've ever finished a game....
08-18-2015, 08:40 PM
#4
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 1,564
This is was sort of a loaded topic because I'm not sure I want to keep playing Deathwatch. I've completed the first two acts . The graphics are great and it has a triple A feel to it. However it's not very challenging and it's unnecessarily cumbersome managing your team.
08-18-2015, 08:54 PM
#5
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,188
I've always tried to finish games, but couldnt back then due to the fast moving nature of mobile games.

Ever since i slowed down on the purchases, i have been finishing more and more games, and still get to play games like Temple Run 2, Infinity Blade 3 and MHFU even til now.

Im pretty sure we dont really get bored with the games, but we do get swamped with the rest of our downloads and purchases.
08-18-2015, 09:11 PM
#6
Joined: Apr 2014
Location: Somewhere on Earth, I could be behind you.
Posts: 806
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wrath View Post
Sad fact about me - I don't think I've ever finished a game....
Not even Monument Valley or Thomas Was Alone or any short game?
08-18-2015, 10:54 PM
#7
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,188
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wrath View Post
Sad fact about me - I don't think I've ever finished a game....
Im pretty sure you have finished a few games of flappy bird.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
08-19-2015, 01:33 AM
#8
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 25
I don't stick on a particular game. Every week passes, i decided to search new interesting game. I always Got bored
08-19-2015, 09:19 AM
#9
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: U.S.A., earth
Posts: 214
Something like the Angry Birds series... For Rio, I played until I got to all the bosses. Then an update came out, but the data and progress was on my older Android phone, and I never bothered to figure out how to transfer it over. For other AB games, I did quit them when I've had enough. The Transformers one... too much freemium getting into the way with the waiting. The Star Wars ones... I got through as much as possible without spending excessive times on it.


For tower defense games with a campaign mode and endless zone, I'll play through the campaign/story mode, but will only see how far I can get in endless within a few tries. I won't optimize nor grind to get to level 400 like everyone else, when the best I can currently do is something like lv80.


In general, if I get bored or frustrated (Final Fantasy IV!!), I'll move on. But if I stick to it, the least I'll do is "do the minimum". For example, in puzzle games, just pass the level without getting stars or par time. I'll come back to it later so I don't get stuck on one spot for too long.
08-20-2015, 07:03 AM
#10
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 3,937
For me it's simply a matter of enthusiasm, and a game can wear that down through various means. Difficulty spike, nominal difficulty areas, grind walls etc. Sometimes I just lose enthusiasm for the plot if I haven't played the game in a while. I find myself wondering if I'm really interested in finding out how the game ends.

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