Day 54 – Finish a game or not?
In general my tolerance for crappy games is rather low. The notion that I have to play a game for twenty plus hours before the fun part begins is quite intolerable. There has to be something redeeming or fun about the experience for me to continue.
I also prefer for the game to not be excessively difficult. Dying repeatedly in the first five minutes is not fun. Or making the game so complicated that it requires hours of studying before being able to play the game effectively is also not fun.
It really comes down to the fact that I have a limited amount of time to play games; I do not want to waste it on games that aren’t fun.
But I will say that writing reviews has definitely extended my patience and encouraged me to play games far past my usual point of abandonment.
Even so I rarely finish games that I don’t love, especially games that are really long. It is far easier to simply move onto a new game, because if it isn’t a game I really like, I have no incentive to play all the way to the end.