How Do You Know If a Game Is Worth Finishing?

With many games asking players to spend dozens of hours in them to see their endings, it can be a game in itself deciding which ones are worth finishing. Movies use a more traditional structure to introduce characters and then present a conflict that keeps viewers engaged through the end to see it resolved. But movies are much shorter than games. So how do you know when to see a game through or move on to something else? I sat down with Tim Rogers and Ethan Gach to discuss what each of us looks for when deciding if a game is worth finishing.


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Tim Rogers

I make videos for Kotaku. I make video games for myself and my friends. I like writing fiction. Someday I will publish a novel. Who knows!

Ethan Gach

Kotaku staff writer. You can reach him at

Paul Tamayo

Video Producer, Kotaku. Hip-hop connoisseur. Fluent in Spanglish. Host of The Optional Podcast.