Posted by Guest Writer - 04 Mar 2011
by Charlie Fripp
Waitâ€¦what? Only 72% of players finished Heavy Rain? Excuse me for being a bit jaded, but arenâ€™t gamers supposed to finish the games they are playing? Are we such spoilt bastards that we donâ€™t even finish games anymore? And when did this become a trend?
I suppose for a bit of clarity, we need to examine what it means to finish a game. According to my Xbox Achievement list, I finished the original Avatar: The Last Airbender â€“ The Burning Earth. Itâ€™s not something that Iâ€™m terribly proud of, but gamers will know exactly why I played it. Avatar TLA TBE is one of two games on that list, the other being EA Sports Fight Night Round 3.
But I can promise you that I didnâ€™t finish it. Hey, I didnâ€™t even play 20 minutes of it. But itâ€™s on my screen in green and white under my â€œCompeted Gamesâ€ list. So does it mean that you completed a game when you have maxed out the allotted 1000 gamers score?