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i rarely play games to the point of completing
I saw a Steam stat a couple of years ago that only around 30% of started games are completed, so you're in the large majority :)
My own stat says 28% at the moment. Mostly lots of little games picked up in bundles on sale that I'll fire up and quit quickly due to lack of interest.

other times its actualy a strength and part i like
Most times I launch a Civ game I'll quit around or before mid game, as I find from there on usually a drag compared to the early eXploration and eXpansion.

I replay Crysis & Crysis Warhead every year—but only the first half of each, once the alien levels begin I'm not interested. Same with the first Far Cry which I played 5-6 times—I bailed half way after the first playthru as the Trigens—monsters—take the fun out of it.

It's a time-honored tradition. It's considered bad form in serious chess if you don't resign a lost position.
 
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Zloth

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How can you tell what games you've finished overall?

The 30% definitely sounds right. Most RPGs and single player FPS games give some sort of achievement for finishing the game and those tend to hover around 25%. Even lower for the big games.
 
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I just beat It Takes Two with a friend and wow! GOTY contender for me. It was a tremendous experience. It is amazing how varied the environments and gameplay are. Further, basically everything is done on a high level; the sound design is great, the graphics are awesome, the gameplay is fun and varied, and the story is solid. I can easily recommend this game and it is, for the moment, my GOTY.
 

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The Outer Worlds.

I am disappointed. It started nicely, was interesting to explore the world and learn about how people basically enslaved by corporations. Fights were somehow challenging as I was learning the ropes and played on Hard difficulty. After finishing Edgewater I thougth to myself: well, that was solid - even if a bit too long - tutorial. Even with quests it went from "pick up this" to "you have to make a decision".

But then it stopped doing anything. Mid game I was literally just running ahead of me whenever I wanted, shooting anything that moved and killing it easily. I had 4k+ ammo surplus of every type. Quests never become interesting, I don't remember a single NPC. Not. A. Single. One. Well outside the doc, it's hard not to remember him considering he is like in half of the main story and cutscenes.

Companions? Forgetable or just bad. Did all their quests and really, what happened Obsidian? How come you forgot how to make interesting companions and their personal quests?

Let's just say I killed half of the Byzantium twice, because I got so annoyed with quests. I loaded those two times. I didn't load the time I killed one of the corpo-bosses, yes, because I was annoyed.
End game I was just running and shooting, didn't care, just wanted to be done with it.
And game was nagging me with some lady that's apparently "very high up there VIP or some ****". I didn't even know the hell she is.
Killed chairman, game didn't even recognize it on nor then nor in the end sliders. Ugh.

The worst? I felt nothing. Aside from first area, everything else was the same-ish. Go, shoot, loot the same stuff, go next area. Sometimes I will run into a silly joke or something in the logs, but it's all wasted potential.

Game is so afraid for the player to fail it's embarassing. Like, seriously. Failing is almost impossible. During one of the latter missions I was "in disguise" and was just itching to have a pretext to kill everyone. But I kept passing checks in dialogues. Next time there was a disguise option I simply shoot my way through to make things slightly faster.

Wasted potential.
Also: uuu! Corporations bad and dumb! Repeat, whole, game.
 

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Hmm, strange—it has 85% 'very positive' rating on Steam from 12K+ reviewers.
Well, apparently I am not in majority x]

Seriously, I am not saying it's a bad game. Just a game which had sooo much more potential. Like take a basic things like armor and weapons. Whole game you will find like the same sets of armor and same look-ish weapons with just "mark II" slapped on them.

The amount of dumb idiocy that goes on makes the world hard to believe in. Like a city where people only eat ONE thing, canned tuna. Yeah I am sure a race that is able to colonize planets and terraform them wouldn't know what a basic diet requirements need. I could turn a blind eye to some idiocy, but the amount of it just boiling down to "corpo bad" is simply too much. And hell no I am not defending corporations, just the game theme keeps going on and on about that for whole game.

There's no challenge. On Hard difficulty I was bored half-way through the game with combat. All the same, nothing new, no matter where I would go. And since writing and quests didn't took off, there's little more to care for.

I've checked some reviews on YT and it seems like I am not alone in being disappointed, but yeah, general reception was very positive.
 
Well, apparently I am not in majority x]

Seriously, I am not saying it's a bad game. Just a game which had sooo much more potential. Like take a basic things like armor and weapons. Whole game you will find like the same sets of armor and same look-ish weapons with just "mark II" slapped on them.

The amount of dumb idiocy that goes on makes the world hard to believe in. Like a city where people only eat ONE thing, canned tuna. Yeah I am sure a race that is able to colonize planets and terraform them wouldn't know what a basic diet requirements need. I could turn a blind eye to some idiocy, but the amount of it just boiling down to "corpo bad" is simply too much. And hell no I am not defending corporations, just the game theme keeps going on and on about that for whole game.

There's no challenge. On Hard difficulty I was bored half-way through the game with combat. All the same, nothing new, no matter where I would go. And since writing and quests didn't took off, there's little more to care for.

I've checked some reviews on YT and it seems like I am not alone in being disappointed, but yeah, general reception was very positive.
FWIW I've just finished playing The Outer Worlds for the first time about a week ago and I largely agree with you. Certainly not a terrible game or anything, but it just didn't do that much for me. The story wasn't that interesting, the companions weren't good enough, the combat was nothing special. I overall thought the experience was decent but I just wasn't pulled in by anything. In these kind of games if the story isn't good the companions better be stellar, but they are not. I also think there's a little too much "wackiness" and it hurts the game; it overall struggles in being believable. I resonate with what you said about corporations. It is basically "lol corporation bad". I mean... yea? but that by itself isn't compelling. They could have done a whole lot more with the setting.

Overall, nothing grabbed me and by the end I was spamming spacebar to get through dialogue and just finish the game.
 

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I've heard a lot of bad about Outer Worlds, all from people with a lot of RPG history. I get the feeling that the game is set up more along the lines of a Fable game: a nice game that doesn't have much substance. Good to get if you're looking for cotton candy instead of a steak dinner (or even a White Castle mini-burger).
 
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Just finished The Forgotten City and it was a really enjoyable experience. For an indie the voice acting is damn good. The story was interesting and I thought the scenery was rather pleasant. A little bit rocky performance wise (e.g., frame pacing, temporary freezing while autosaving) and it is on the short side (5ish hours) but I'm glad I gave it a shot. Well worth playing and I always like supporting these indie projects.
 
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Looking over my recently played; the last game I completed was '12 is better than 6'
fun little game, if not a bit repetative.
I'll probably be finishing assassins creed china within the hour since i'm pretty sure i'm on the last mission.
I might purchase the two other Assassins Creed Chronicles games while they're on the cheap.

On the subject of Outerworlds I put about 20 hours into that then accidentally deleted my saves, haven't had to courage to face it since
 
The Outer Worlds.

I am disappointed. It started nicely, was interesting to explore the world and learn about how people basically enslaved by corporations. Fights were somehow challenging as I was learning the ropes and played on Hard difficulty. After finishing Edgewater I thougth to myself: well, that was solid - even if a bit too long - tutorial. Even with quests it went from "pick up this" to "you have to make a decision".

But then it stopped doing anything. Mid game I was literally just running ahead of me whenever I wanted, shooting anything that moved and killing it easily. I had 4k+ ammo surplus of every type. Quests never become interesting, I don't remember a single NPC. Not. A. Single. One. Well outside the doc, it's hard not to remember him considering he is like in half of the main story and cutscenes.

Companions? Forgetable or just bad. Did all their quests and really, what happened Obsidian? How come you forgot how to make interesting companions and their personal quests?

Let's just say I killed half of the Byzantium twice, because I got so annoyed with quests. I loaded those two times. I didn't load the time I killed one of the corpo-bosses, yes, because I was annoyed.
End game I was just running and shooting, didn't care, just wanted to be done with it.
And game was nagging me with some lady that's apparently "very high up there VIP or some ****". I didn't even know the hell she is.
Killed chairman, game didn't even recognize it on nor then nor in the end sliders. Ugh.

The worst? I felt nothing. Aside from first area, everything else was the same-ish. Go, shoot, loot the same stuff, go next area. Sometimes I will run into a silly joke or something in the logs, but it's all wasted potential.

Game is so afraid for the player to fail it's embarassing. Like, seriously. Failing is almost impossible. During one of the latter missions I was "in disguise" and was just itching to have a pretext to kill everyone. But I kept passing checks in dialogues. Next time there was a disguise option I simply shoot my way through to make things slightly faster.

Wasted potential.
Also: uuu! Corporations bad and dumb! Repeat, whole, game.
I know this is an older post I'm quoting, but I just saw it, and I have to completely agree. I finished Outer Worlds earlier this year, including the first DLC, and I can honestly say that I was very disappointed; it had such potential. When I first saw the announcement trailer, I was really psyched for the game, it looked like a blend of Mass Effect and Fallout New Vegas. After completing it I was left with a feeling of how shallow the game was, nothing was developed to it's full potential.

One of the things that killed it early on, was hearing my 2 current companions have a conversation while walking behind me. I turned around, and they were just standing there, stock still, looking straight at me, like mannequins, still talking, but with absolutely no expression what so ever. Fallout New Vegas had better companions, and with more personallity.
 
Nothing on the PC atm, but i did finish several games on my handheld consoles.

The first was luminous arc a turn based RPG similar to final fantasty tactics. its ok i guess, was pretty easy when i found an exploit/grind level up my magic based characters. It has all the same anime troupes; Sexy anime girl witches, killing God, anime voice acting etc. The voice acting at times did make me cringe just hearing it. Would i recommend it? eh its not terrible, but you're not missing anything.

The next was harvey birdman on the PSP. As a fan of harvey birdman i enjoyed it even if there was very little substance gameplay wise. It does play like episodes of harvey birdman but its not very long and lacks much unlockable content. What's there is worthless less then a few minutes of footage. A suggestion is perhaps have more cases and maybe even lay into the capcom stuff further. maybe harvey birdman taking court cases for various street fighter characters or something.
 
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Days Gone, finally completed. Quite an adventure, I had a lot of fun. Fairly large game and interesting open world. A little disappointed the third act didn't stretch out bit longer, and there is seemingly a huge battle missing from the game and some weird time jump that I at first thought was a bug, but it turns out that is how the game shipped.

Played 4K 2160p max settings the entire game, fantastic performance and visuals throughout. Some weird bugs towards the end where the entire floor was missing, but that was solved by reloading the game. Just make sure when you save your game, it actually saves where you saved your game. Finish the prelude for the game before doing your first save (once you get your bike) or you'll have to redo it all over again.

Taking out an entire horde for the first time is one of the greatest feelings ever. The engine being capable of showing off hundreds of screamers at the same time is pretty awesome.

I do wish they had used the real life name FEMA for the emergency camps instead of NERO, a name no government agency would ever use for disaster relief in this world (Emperor Nero was a psychopath tyrant), so that kind of takes me out of the game a bit. Multiple TV shows, movies, and games use the name FEMA for their emergency relief services (Heck, Deus Ex has an entire conspiracy built around FEMA and that was 20 years ago), so not sure why the devs for this game felt they had to use an alternative name.

The voice acting is pretty decent and there are some interesting characters throughout, especially once you get to that final third of the game.

One of the funniest dialogues ever comes over the radio in the first third of the game.

Deek!
Deacon John!
Deacon St John!
WHAT?
This is Mark Copeland...

I'd say I'm looking forward to more, but I heard there won't be a sequel to this any time soon, hopefully that changes as the world is rich for storytelling.

8/10 from me.
 

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