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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If I start a game, I oblige myself to finish it, even though I have a mental list of about 7 games I still have to finish, I'm working on it. Yeah, it sometimes leads to me playing shite, but at least I can have a valid opinion of the game having played it to completion. Sometimes it leads to the discovery of hidden gems.
That just seems silly to me. If a game is so bad or annoying that I have no desire to finish it, that's a perfectly valid and informed opinion. Plus, I don't have to play shite to completion, making my life more pleasant.
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