I rarely finish games as I often prefer their beginnings, the early-game gameplay, to middle and late play.
In Elite, for example, I loved flying the small, more maneuverable ships, getting better weapons, larger cargo holds, and so on. And more credits made a big difference!
In the middle and later game the grind got grindy, and I played less, though this was also because of the amount of good video games that I want to try the beginning of.
Games that grab me and carry me to their endings have excellent mechanics that feel rewarding in moment-to-moment gameplay and an interesting story or feeling about their world.
The last ones I remember that I finished were Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and Noita.
✶ Friday, 17 November 2023