There are many games available out there and many which has managed to capture our time, attention, as well as getting us to open up our wallets. That being said, how many of us actually bothers getting to the end of a game?
Sure there are many out there who do play games from the start to the end, but interesting statistics shared by Riot Games’ Narrative Lead Tom Abernathy and Microsoft Game Studios’ Design Lead Richard Rouse III during their speed at GDC has revealed that there are many gamers out there who don’t bother finishing games that they have started.
The data that this is based on is taken wholly from Valve’s Steam Achievements, so it does not necessarily tell the whole story, but at the same time is a pretty interesting point of discussion anyway.
According to some of the numbers that was shared, it was found that only 66% of gamers completed The Walking Dead: Season 1, Episode 1, 56% for Mass Effect 2, 53% for BioShock Infinite, 42% for Mass Effect 3, Batman: Arkham City at 47%, Portal also at 47%, 32% for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and 30% for Borderlands 2.
Rouse III later adds, “Statistically, most players don’t finish games. We’ve all seen numbers that say something like a third [do finish games], on average.” That being said, it is understandable why gamers might not bother completing a game.
It could be lack of time, they could have gotten bored, the novelty of a new game might have worn off, or perhaps the game lost some of its “magic” along the way, but what do you guys think? Are you guilty of not completing games as well?