Op Ed

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Is Halo a better game than World of Goo? Personally, I probably enjoyed WoG better, but I haven’t finished either game, so I have no idea which is longest. Clearly, game length didn’t vaguely factor in for me. And That doesn’t put me in some minority either. A huge chunk of gamers never finish games. I’ve been gaming since pong and only ever ‘finished’ 3 games in my entire life. I got bored with Half Life (yes really) and Half Life 2, and Bioshock, and almost any game you care to mention. When I read about how some l33t haxxor ‘finished’ a game in 8 hours, I find it laughable. Imagine bragging about ‘finishing’ war and peace in 2 days. The idea is to enjoy the experience, not race to the end as fast as you can.

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I finished Half-Life and had fun all the way through, at least twice. With Bioshock, I only made it around half-way or so before i got bored with it.

I think I'm one of those that gets bored with games rather easily. This is generally because the game is repetitive, like Torchlight, or where the game mechanics are shallow and I can already see exactly how things are going to play out, and don't feel like going through the motions. Even worse are those games that are difficult in ways that basically make me have to figure out what the hell the developer was thinking when he built a certain level or puzzle or whatever. That's just way too much like work for me. Games that lack a certain internal consistency are annoying. Trial and error mechanics, because they just make random things work differently than any other instance of that thing, are highly annoying.
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