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 personally cant really agree with this. While I do understand his sentiment and have heard the same story from other developers, I tend to complete games unless I dont find them enjoyable.

I have completed all the games he mentions 2 times at least, and will probably get back to them again. That might not be typical, but I am not so sure Cliffski is either.

From HL2:EP2-stats for example:

Average total playtime 6h19m
Average completion time 6h53m

I understand the sentiment. But hey, I got about 20 mins out of WOG, and completed Halo a few times, then got countless online hours out of it. What he is saying just does not apply to me at all.
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