completebeatfinishing a gamebeating/completing a game
When you finish a game you:
Just beat the storyline. Maybe play multiplayer until your mom says, "Paulie, you gotta do dishes, ya fuckin' punk."
When you beat a game you:
You do everything. Absolutely everything. All the achievements. All the little doo-dads. All of everything, erased. Then drawn again but this time with your pencil instead of theirs. You are the absolute winner. This takes a lot of time.
The other game I did this with was Assassin's Creed 2 -- image impolitely stolen from the InterTube Image Search (patent pending). And I know I just wrote about the way I gave up on the first game in the series but there was something about the sequel that really drew me in. And honestly, completing this game wasn't something I set out to do. I just played a shit-ton of it. I didn't stop until I got all the things.
I think the most fun was buying all those paintings and looking at them in high-definition. I know this is a game about stabbing people in the back/neck/face with blades that come out of your sleeves but as someone who took too many Art History courses in college, looking at all these Renaissance paintings fulfilled a need I didn't know I had until I started doing it. Either way, though, it was a pretty great feeling. Finishing this one off is probably my greatest video game achievement to date. Looking for all those feathers was ridiculous.
But what about you guys? What games have you beaten or finished? How long did it take? Were they even fun games? How'd it feel when you finally completed them? Let me know in the comments or go the extra mile and write your own card (if you do this, I'll send you a copy of your favorite book*)
*No I won't. Sorry, I don't have money like that. And even if I did, who reads anymore?