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Anomaly1964

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...starting up a game when you know you are almost done because you know you will be depressed when the game is over?

Happened to me a few times...
 

BxgJ

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Sometimes, but not too often. Right now I'm very near the end of the Witcher 3, and I really don't want Geralt's story to be over. More often I push through to the end because I'm kind of tired of playing the game, and want to cross it off my steam 'to do' list.
 

DeathReborn

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I actually put off finishing Skyrim until the last DLC was released, didn't want to have to put in another few hundred hours into the game for each DLC. If I finish a game and then more story comes out I have to start over just to feel that I am doing it the right way.

I still haven't finished GTA V, I developed a intense dislike for Trevor but that is slowly waning and I will eventually finish the game, maybe in a couple of years ready for GTA VI...
 

Anomaly1964

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I actually put off finishing Skyrim until the last DLC was released, didn't want to have to put in another few hundred hours into the game for each DLC. If I finish a game and then more story comes out I have to start over just to feel that I am doing it the right way.

I still haven't finished GTA V, I developed a intense dislike for Trevor but that is slowly waning and I will eventually finish the game, maybe in a couple of years ready for GTA VI...
I have Skyrim, does it have a story to follow or is it pure sandbox?
 

clok1966

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Fallout (3 and vegas) I knew i was at end, but had to much to explore and find yet, and I had only touched some of the DLC. I ended up playing 3 from start to almost finish 3 times (guns melee and final guns to end). I final bit the bullet (after I got to the ALMOST end of vegas) and finished 3 (well saw an ending) as I figured i should see the one for 3 before I did the one for Vegas. Skyrim is also done, but not to the final cut scenes, otherwise, I finish them.
 

ImpulsE69

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Nah, I mostly get distracted by other things or other games, then don't want to go back to it because I forgot this or that, etc etc.
 

Zenoth

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Hmmm... good question.

It sort of did that to me for the first Mass Effect. When I got on (quite literally) the Citadel (
near the end, going for Saren
) I knew that I was approaching the ending, it was not only obvious (story-wise) but I "felt" it. I took a full day break from continuing at some point because I didn't want to burn through that last phase of the game too fast. I wasn't "depressed" that it was about to end, however. I just wanted it to continue on forever I suppose. When I did complete it I was so satisfied that I simply just started an entirely new Shepard right after (literally after the credits finished rolling, started a new one).

It's the only one I can think of for now that I guess came kinda close to "not wanting to start it up" because I knew I was getting close to completing it.
 

Shadowknight

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I'm one boss fight away from beating Pillars of Eternity. I've been putting it off for months because the ENTIRE game depressed me. It seems like every choice you're given has a horrible result, so after while, I felt, "why bother playing, when whatever I do's going to turn out crap anyway?" The games doesn't need to be Bioware-Baldur's Gate level with simple heroism, but Pillars went too far in the other direction.
 

DeathReborn

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Hmmm... good question.

It sort of did that to me for the first Mass Effect. When I got on (quite literally) the Citadel (
near the end, going for Saren
) I knew that I was approaching the ending, it was not only obvious (story-wise) but I "felt" it. I took a full day break from continuing at some point because I didn't want to burn through that last phase of the game too fast. I wasn't "depressed" that it was about to end, however. I just wanted it to continue on forever I suppose. When I did complete it I was so satisfied that I simply just started an entirely new Shepard right after (literally after the credits finished rolling, started a new one).

It's the only one I can think of for now that I guess came kinda close to "not wanting to start it up" because I knew I was getting close to completing it.
Actually now that you mention Mass Effect... the 3rd title I have never finished and probably never will. Got about 80% through the game and then read about the awful ending and just never launched it again. Probably never will, even the "updated" endings are a cop out and will quite frankly depress me.
 

Oyeve

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I actually put off finishing Skyrim until the last DLC was released, didn't want to have to put in another few hundred hours into the game for each DLC. If I finish a game and then more story comes out I have to start over just to feel that I am doing it the right way.

I still haven't finished GTA V, I developed a intense dislike for Trevor but that is slowly waning and I will eventually finish the game, maybe in a couple of years ready for GTA VI...
I played all 3 possible endings. Now I am going through yet another run trough. I think I have played it start to finish at least 8 times. I wish you could get the 2 billion dollars in mid game instead of near the end. i also wish they had more single player missions or at least some single player DLC.
 

Regs

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GTAV maybe, but then again, I did not know it was going to end so suddenly and abruptly. It could of used about 2-3 hrs worth of content with so many unexplored parts of the map.
 

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