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8/25/10 12:40 P

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I think the best way for a game to be good is that if the side quest can still be acheived after the main story is over. I think that Red Dead Redemption is a great example of this because of the main story ending and allowing for the side quest to be completed. I will not give any spoilers you just have to play it to know.

"Fight the Fat!" ,"Eye of the Tiger!",“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”


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8/25/10 12:38 P

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I'd get behind playing a game's side quests, but I'd consider a game completed even if I don't have all the achievements.

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8/12/10 12:20 P

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That is a very interesting article. I tend to try to get as many achievements that I can for every game that I play. I think acheivements is a good way for play games very differently how you would because it sometimes push you to play the game differently than how you would normally would. If it werent from the challenges and side quest I would have called it quits. I have to admit that halo 3 and modernwarfare 2 is getting old but I will sometimes play it when I am bored.

"Fight the Fat!" ,"Eye of the Tiger!",“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”


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8/11/10 6:07 P

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One should play only so fast as it takes to enjoy the game.





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8/11/10 1:47 A

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My Hubby is Sonic--must get through the level quickly, even if he doesn't collect all the rings. (Although when it comes to RPGs, he does take a bit more time to cover it all, at least the story stuff.)

I'm Mario--a bit slower (and a bit chubbier...lol) and must collect all of the coins/items (or at least all that I can while staying away from all the goombas, koopas and crazy "must throw something" bad guys). I most definitely must cover it all.

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8/11/10 1:12 A

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kotaku.com/5608099/how-fast-should-w
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play-games?skyline=true&s=i


This was posted on Kotaku & it got me thinking about the topic & how it can be applied to how fast we eat food. Eating slowly is more beneficial for us than eating fast plus we can savor & enjoy the flavors more if eaten slowly.

Same goes for experiencing games in their full glory, which are you - a fast game player (Must beat the game as quickly as possible!) or a slower, "I need the full experience" player?

My nephew claimed that he had beaten Red Dead Redemption already but then asked me how I had obtained certain achievements. I asked him how he didn't have the achievement if he had beaten the game & he said he finished the main story but didn't do any of the side missions. My response to him was that he didn't really beat the game then did he?

He disagreed but he's young, that's his excuse - he thinks he knows everything at age 10.

I fall into the, slower, must experience as much of the game as possible type of player although I have to admit, I am sick of Halo 3 & Modern Warfare 2 already.

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