Knowing When to Move On

How do you know when it’s time to move on from your unfinished games? To put them aside without feeling pangs of guilt and/or remorse? I offered up my best answers to these burning questions recently on Virtual Bastion.


Several years ago, when this site was under a different name, I offered a post about that moment when you and a game click. I looked at the subject from two different angles: “love at first play” and building a relationship with a game over time. In either scenario, an assumption remains that said game will be finished. That you’ll experience everything the game has to offer, and once its credits roll, it will be time to make a new bond with a new game.

But what if that game that you’ve loved or grown to love is purposefully put on hold? 

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    • The Witcher 3 is my game like that too. I STILL haven’t finished it. I’ve gone back and tried twice but there’s just so much to do and each time I got sidetracked by other games and never went back. It’s actually become a running joke with my friends #PoorWitcher

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      • It’s certainly all too easy to get sidetracked when it comes to games these days. It’s like being a kid in a candy store…you look around say “I JUST WANT IT ALL!”


      • Gotta do it. Show Geralt some love.

        At first, I had reached Velen, then stopped for 4 months. Then I got to Temeria and all that changed immediately. The rest of the year I played it 4 hours a few days a weeks and loved every hour of it.
        I had to put aside multiplayer games and anything narrative based and just soaked up the journey for the rest of the year.

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    • Yep, just being busy at all is the nemesis of gaming! Glad you got around to completing it; that’s one beast of a game. It’s on my “to play…someday” list. 🙂


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