We’ve asked a similar question before, but following comments by IO Interactive game director Tore Blystad, we’re going to flip it around.
According to Blystad, only “20 per cent of the players” of the studio’s upcoming Hitman: Absolution will “see the last level of the game.”
This number hasn’t been sucked out of thin air but comes from monitoring players and the collection of years worth of data. This number applies to all games, claims Blystad, but there are things that encourage gamers to replay levels or finish a game. Our Question of the Day is just that:
What encourages you to finish a game?
Blystad cites the inclusion of humour or particularly interesting scenarios as reasons that players will either replay a certain level in a game, or be enticed to finish the game.
What about a game will encourage you to keep playing, either all the way to the end or simply by retrying particular levels?
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