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Finishing or Beating?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:18 pm    Post subject: "Finishing" or "beating" ? Reply with quote

Like the title asks, are you the kind of person who finishes a game, or beats it? For one, there's a difference between the two.

Beating - Beating a game is simply going through the main story. That means not finishing every side-quest, collecting every item, and doing something specific that has nothing to do with the main story.

Finishing - Doing EVERYTHING in the game. Includes collecting every item, leveling to 99/100/highest level, maxing out stats, beating every team successfully, completing every race before the best time, etc...

For me, it's finishing a game. My motto is, "Finish what I started."
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doesn't that go like... exactly the other way around?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, that's exactly what I meant by my posts not sounding the way they are meant, but whatever. If you prefer one meaning, then you prefer it.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

depends on the game for me really.

With FPS I like to finish the game, find all secret area's etc.

Also, with RTS games, I like to complete the game with each available faction.

However, with RPG games, this is different. I guess because RPG games usually take longer than previously stated games, and collecting all items, and finding every place with every available char you can make is just insane. For example, I wouldn't be able to level 1 char of each class in warcraft till lvl 70, let alone gear them up with decent stuff.
I just don't want to waste so many time, I'd rather do usefull stuff with the char I play most with.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's fine with me. I usually play my games with a solo character anyway. If it's a FF game, then I kill the other players. The only game I haven't done that on is FFX, because the annoying new rule of having 1 HP the next battle instead of staying dead.

The best game to go solo on is FFIX and FFXII...
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's never the same with me. Some games I beat the one-player levels. Others, if they involve multiple playable characters, I only finish some levels or all levels with only a few of the characters. After a certain point it gets repetitive and boring playing through an entire game.

Although with God of War, I felt no such boredom, and the different levels of difficulty were more challenging and unlocked more extras. I can't wait until GOW II is a Greatest Hit so I can afford to buy it. I can't fathom a used copy of a new game selling for only $5 cheaper. $45 for an opened copy of a new game that may or may not work? Eff that!
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice guys beat last.
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2007 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always refered to them as the opposite as you had them here. Finishing implies that you just got to the end of the game. Beating, however, implies that you whalloped every inch of this game, making it squeeze out it's precious, precious secrets.

God, I'm a nerd.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know some games I finish and others I beat...
Beating means go everywhere, doing side quests, pretty much everything in the game....
I connsider Half-life series good enough to beat + Starcraft, and Doom 3
The rest I just finish, but it really matters how much you like the game to determine whether you'll beat it or finish it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, as Spawn used to say: "I finish what I start."

I think that's why I use the terms backwards.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finish: Complete main game-line.
Beat: Complete/master all gameplay.

You can't 'finish' Counter-Strike, but you can beat it.

In that case I beat all games hardcore. Easter Eggs FTW.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't really have the attention span to completely beat most games I play - tend to lose interest after the game's finished, unless I really liked it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simon_Says wrote:
Finish: Complete main game-line.
Beat: Complete/master all gameplay.


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Well, as Spawn used to say: "I finish what I start."

I think that's why I use the terms backwards.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beating is more fun than finishing, because then you feel like youve accomplished something. Whats more fun, finishing Metroid Prime with 20% completion (just for beating the game) and getting a crappy ending, or getting 100% completion for the cool extra 9 seconds?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lonely_Bloo wrote:
Beating is more fun than finishing, because then you feel like youve accomplished something. Whats more fun, finishing Metroid Prime with 20% completion (just for beating the game) and getting a crappy ending, or getting 100% completion for the cool extra 9 seconds?


cool ending being Samos getting out of her suit and taking a hot shower?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A cold shower would be cooler... no pun intended...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe tomb raider 2 ended with a shower, but she shoots the cam before taking off her gown I believe.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Correct.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a shower scene, I think, in the 360 version of DOA... not sure if it was 4... or whether it was the assassin chick's scene...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a good un in Project Zero III on the PS2 aswell.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

screw them, they're only pixels!!!

I mean, don't screw them...

Argh!!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't you guys dare call Jack Thompson...
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I call... Jack Thompson!!!

*Tududududuuu*

Jack Thompson! Use your legal bullshit move!!!

Yeah, 1332 damage!!!
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