I have something to admit; when it comes to games, I’m a compulsive side-quest player. It doesn’t matter what it is. If there’s a side quest, and I can complete the sidequest before any main story mission, I’m going to do it.
There are good reasons to do this, of course; the extra XP you get from side quest chains, the new gear you get, quests getting locked off in some games, and so on. But I really thought this attitude was normal, until recently when I mentioned it to a friend and he looked at me like I was some sort of mutant. It turns out that when he played “Kingdoms of Amalur”, he powered through every story mission and cleaned up the sidequests later, while if I remember correctly, I came back to the second mission of the story maybe eighteen hours into my play-through.
We’re not talking about 100% Completion, here; that’s an entirely different beast. This is just finishing all the sidequests, every last one, because you can.
So, what do you do? Do you play every last quest? Or do you just power through the main story?
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