Have you fallen into the infinite trap?

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by knocturnal, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. knocturnal

    knocturnal GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 23, 2004
    United States
    I've been doing this emulation thing for years now back in the days when we were happy over getting an nes emulator to run at 20fps (nesticle anyone?) and one thing I've fallen prey to and seen my fellow gamers fall into is the infinite trap, where you have virtually an infinite amount of great games at your disposal but you can't bring yourself to really beat any (except for the occasional blockbuster title) because you can move on to the next just like that.

    It took a let of discipline but I've fought off that urge for quite some time now until I got my m3 simply for the DS back in January of this year, there are so many great games that I know for a fact that if I bought them I would have played and beaten them immediately, not because I spent money, but because they were great games. The oddest thing is, the main games that I have completed for the most part are import games that I can't afford to get at this point and time of ny life. I was estactic about getting my hands on Hotel Dusk but i haven't even loaded it onto my flash card yet. I'm slowly breaking out of the trap by forcing myself to stick to one game in a genre at a time.

    So my question to all of you is how many of you have been in the same predicament
  2. becker2384

    becker2384 GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 16, 2007
    United States
    Iowa USA
    fur sure. [​IMG] What 2 play? WHAT 2 PLAY? The almost never ending list of possibilities and what do I play? Tetris and Clubhouse games and Animal Crossing. Three games that you don't really beat. Games that I have beaten thus far include Picross, MKDS, Castelvania PoR, MPH, EBA, and NSMB. A few more games that you don't really beat would be Brain Training and Nintendogs with a slew of other Japanese training games.
  3. MC DUI

    MC DUI GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Nov 30, 2003
    Newcastle, Australia
    I definitely find it true for me.

    One thing I've found helps me is to play a game that gives you rewards for completions, like unlockables, I love to try and collect everything in a game.
    The 360 is good in that regard because I love collecting achievements in games and I hate having lots of unfinished games sitting on my gamertag. Not that I don't have a few on there unfinished but that's mainly cause they were crap or I'm up to a point were it's become to hard.
  4. ambitous21

    ambitous21 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 3, 2006
    United States
    I usually stick to a group of 2,3 games at once.

    Also these days I've already played all the games in the DS library that interests me, so i only have to wait for the new ones, which makes it a lot easier.

    and yea, whats for sure is that once I beat a game, i will most likely never go back to it.
  5. berlinka

    berlinka You have sustained a lethal injury.

    Jul 31, 2003
    Harderwijk, Netherlands
    I'm one of the worst gamers on earth. I play most of the good titles, but in all the years that the DS existed I only finished about four or five games. Now isn't that bad???
  6. aZnXrAvEr

    aZnXrAvEr GBAtemp Regular

    May 18, 2007
    United States
    yup, i'm in the infinite trap.

    let's see, games that i beat:
    mario kart ds
    new super mario bros.
    pokemon diamond

    games i didn't beat:
    club house games
    custom robo arena
    cooking mama
    super mario 64 ds
    diner dash
    trauma center
    brothers in arms ds
    anno 1701
    hotel dusk
    children of mana
    *sigh, the list goes on and on*

    current game i'm playing:
    dynasty warriors

    it will probably go in the 'games i didn't beat' list when a new game comes out. [​IMG]
  7. 4saken

    4saken Retired Ace Attorney

    Nov 28, 2006
    I've finished Phoenix Wright. Does that count? [​IMG] It's pretty much the only game I've finished along with Mario Kart DS, NSMB and OTO/OTO2/EBA

    I usually don't find myself able to finish a game, even though I know I want to.
  8. CannonBallZ

    CannonBallZ GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 12, 2007
    United States
    OTO2 takes aaaageess to finish if you are going for unlocking everything
  9. Takeshi

    Takeshi GBAtemp Addict

    Jun 1, 2004
    I'm definitely in it--and been there for ages now. That's one of the main reasons why I didn't chip my Wii.
  10. 4saken

    4saken Retired Ace Attorney

    Nov 28, 2006
    Oh I meant like unlocked everything (blind mode, and whatever) with a few S's here and here. I wouldn't imagine finishing everything as it would be far too time consuming.
  11. HBK

    HBK Clover - Fearless to Speak Now. ;)

    Mar 30, 2007
    Games that I have finished:

    Mario Kart (3 star all GP's)
    Advance Wars (main and advanced campaign finished, some war rooms to complete)
    Brothers In Arms DS (main campaign completed)

    And some others I can't remember....
  12. Zendrik

    Zendrik GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 26, 2002
    United States
    Kissimmee, FL
    I used to be in this rut. My way of fixing it is to only have one game accessible for each console at a time. I only have Titan Quest on my PC, my R4 only has Mario Kart on it(besides the staples), and Wii games are far and few between so sticking to one game is pretty easy. By biggest problem is that I watch ebay and the amazon marketplace for cheap GCN/Wii games and my pile of games is getting huge. On top of the fact I have 35 DS games to play(7 are 40+hour RPGS) and about 25 PC games i havent even installed yet.
  13. GeekyGuy

    GeekyGuy Professional loafer

    Global Moderator
    Jun 21, 2007
    United States

    Yeah, I've just entered the realm of flash cards and whatnot, and I'm already experiencing a bit of that. But there are a few games that have stayed on my card for a while. It's funny you mention Hotel Dusk, because I'm now playing it -- I have been for a couple of weeks. It's not necessarily that long of a game, but I'm taking my time with it, as I also try out other games that come down the pike.

    I can also say that there are a couple of imports that have been on my card for a while. Pinky Street Kira Kira Music Hour is an adorable game. I initially wanted to check it out because of its stellar graphics, but once I got to play it I realized just how much fun it is. I also just added Taiko no Tatsujin, as I'm sure a lot of folks have, and it too is a tremendous game...good, clean fun, as they say.

    But I do tend to run through other games quite fast. It's the new novelty of being able to check out games I know I'd never buy but am curious about -- kind of a try before you buy type thing [​IMG] . That's probably the aspect I enjoy most about owning a flash card. It's just cool to be able to see what's what.
  14. NiGHtS

    NiGHtS GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 9, 2007
    Exactly the same thing here!

    I'm currently playing 3 games myself >_>

    Castlevania DoS
    Advance Wars DS
    Spyro: A new Beginning

    They're all awesome and the fact there's even MORE awesome games out there is hard to fight off but one must manage.
    But think about PSP emulating owners! They've got every console till the PS1 era at their disposal! [​IMG]
  15. Drkirby

    Drkirby Advanced Member

    Jul 22, 2007
    United States
    Eh, I have to say I have the same problem, but I have anther too. There are way to many games where I get to the last level/boss, and just stop playing >_>
  16. test84

    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

    Sep 8, 2006
    Iran, Tehran.
  17. loathsome

    loathsome GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 11, 2007
    I usually have a few games on my ds-x that I play through, and the remaining space I use for testing new releases etc.

    For example, I'm now playing:
    Phoenix Wright
    Pokemon Pearl
    Diddy Kong Racing DS
    Pet Alien

    as my primary games. I intend to finish all of those. There's a lot of space remaining, so I use that for either music, homebrew apps (colors [​IMG]) or testing other games that I eventually start to like and play.
  18. Heran Bago

    Heran Bago Where do puyo come from?

    Nov 6, 2005
    United States
    Foggy California
  19. test84

    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

    Sep 8, 2006
    Iran, Tehran.
    i tried having just one game on my flashcard but after a while i felt like i'm forced to play that game, even when i dont want to! and it failed.
  20. blue99

    blue99 The Original Fake

    Oct 26, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario
    I have fallen into the infinite trap. I only finished about 7 games out of the 40 games I played. [​IMG]