There are games like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla that will keep you occupied for hundreds of hours. Online games can usually be played much longer. But not everyone holds out until the end.
We therefore asked you why you stop playing.
We took part in our first survey on the subject 7,927 GameStar readers participated (as of April 19, 3:30 p.m.). The question revolved around the reason for the abort. The second survey was how many games you don’t finish playing each year. Here still participated 4,419 Readers.
Many games are obviously too long for you
As the survey shows, around a third of you are Playing time of many titles too long and you lose interest in the middle. 19 percent said they didn’t like the game after all, while 18 percent said they were distracted by a new title they found more exciting.
Technical problems and because there was a point in the game where you got stuck also play a role. It is interesting that only around two percent of you stated that they would not abandon any games, but always stick with them until the end.
The quality of the games is of course also decisive for how long players take their time:
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GameStar reader Dunkare sums it up very well:
“Nowadays, many games are just completely exaggeratedly large and / or lengthy and frustrating. In the meantime, the genre designation» Open World «has almost become an exclusion criterion for me. Hike tasks.
There are of course exceptions that manage to divide the principle of open world well and make it motivating. But most of the time it is precisely this boredom that is the reason why I abandon a game. ”
Matze_Hannover adds another pragmatic reason with a wink:
“My wife says I should stop and do something useful;)”
You only play a few games a year and don’t finish
In the second survey of the number of games you abandon each year, over half of you said it between one and three games that you don’t finish playing. At least 24 percent have four to six titles.
And only 4 percent never abandon a game, which is in line with the results of the survey regarding the reasons for abandoning it.
Gerdison jokingly explains:
“I don’t abandon a game, I just postpone playing through until later. Sometimes much later. Much, much later.”
Since you apparently found this topic so exciting, here’s a little additional question: What would have to change in games – especially open-world titles – so that they could keep you going until the end? Let us know in the comments.