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« on: September 12, 2008, 01:44:11 AM »

I just finished Tales of Vesperia.


I hate finishing games. I have this weird feeling that I want more and I get a little bit depressed. I feel like I want more of the game. Anyone else feel like this?
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2008, 01:52:49 AM »

i get content when having finished a good game, book or movie - it's all the same to me

i guess in your case, cos you've spent so long in that game's world/story, you feel deprived of the world after?
just play it again :p
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2008, 02:15:33 AM »

I got that damn feeling on games I really like too. If there's one specific game that has that effect on me it's Lufia 2 >_>
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2008, 02:56:32 AM »

I know what you mean. Guess it happens because sometimes I get so involved with the characters, the story, the settings… I kind of miss them when I finish the game. Persona 3 and Tales of the Abyss, just to name a few, made me feel this way.

Anyway, calintz’s advice is a good one :P
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2008, 05:22:12 AM »

I only feel that way if I really like the characters, but it's pretty rare for me. Replaying the game doesn't really help with that since it just tells you what you already know a second time.
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2008, 05:46:02 AM »

I kinda did when I was a teen. Now I just get a sense of satisfaction. It’s so rare that I actually finish games these days.
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2008, 06:53:03 AM »

Well, I get that feeling way more finishing an anime, but only a few games make me like that. Mainly the Tales games for some reason.
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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2008, 09:51:33 AM »

That depends on how much I enjoyed the game. Sometimes I just want the damn thing to be over and other times I feel satisfied because I felt that it ended exactly when it had to and was well executed.

But sometimes I'm so into the game that I wish it would go on for years. When I completed P3 I felt like something was missing. On the next day I wanted to keep playing it but it was over, there was no reason to go back to it. That's why I was so happy when FES was announced. When I started playing the answer it felt really good to go back to that place you know?
Also happened with XS3. I played them all back to back and when it was finally over it felt weird. I spend several months just playing that series, I really got used to it in my daily life.
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« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2008, 09:54:03 AM »

No, because games are entirely too long these days.  The only thing that comes to my mind when I beat a game is "It's about fucking time".
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« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2008, 10:03:51 AM »

No, because games are entirely too long these days.  The only thing that comes to my mind when I beat a game is "It's about fucking time".

Agreed.  I'm usually ready for a game to be done when I finish.   And since I always have a backlog, I'm ready to start a new one and be on the next adventure.  Maybe I'm just impatient :-P
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« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2008, 10:10:22 AM »

I can somewhat judge how good a game/book is on how I feel after finishing it. If I feel depressed, then it was good; if I feel great, then it was frustrating and shitty. Most of the time, it's something more neutral.
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« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2008, 11:41:38 AM »

I wish I could feel depressed after finishing a game. I have a good 6-game backlog beckoning to me, making me depressed. The only time I was ever sad I finished a game because of something attracting it to me nonstop was XS:ASZ.
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« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2008, 12:02:25 PM »

No, because games are entirely too long these days.  The only thing that comes to my mind when I beat a game is "It's about fucking time".

Agreed.  I'm usually ready for a game to be done when I finish.   And since I always have a backlog, I'm ready to start a new one and be on the next adventure.  Maybe I'm just impatient :-P

My thoughts exactly.
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« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2008, 12:35:39 PM »

If you go through withdrawals, you're playing video games too much. If you suffer depression, you are playing video games WAY too much.

Get outside and stop playing for a few days. :P
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« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2008, 12:44:47 PM »

If you go through withdrawals, you're playing video games too much. If you suffer depression, you are playing video games WAY too much.

Get outside and stop playing for a few days. :P

Nah, not really. I haven't played games since late 90s, and I just got back into gaming about a few months ago.
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