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It seems that gamers are getting more and more obsessed with length. I never felt it was important, yet I am now having to make sure I include at least a rough estimate of a game's running time in every review I publish. While not a problem on its own, this fixation on length has brought with it some arbitrary guidelines that I feel are starting to endanger our perspective.

I'm talking about the, "I'm not spending $60 for eight hours" crowd. Apparently, a game that lasts eight hours is now a failure, and not worth paying full price for, no matter how good it is. This new emphasis on length over quality smacks of middle school essay requirements, where your word count was more crucial than your writing ability.
http://www.destructoid.com/oh-no-six...p-192908.phtml

he has a point. Mafia II was awesome but really short. had it been longer it may not have been as awesome for example
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Hmm.. $60 for 8 hours.. $7.5 an hour, which is better than most movies theaters..

And if you can sell that $60 game for $30, that is $3.725 an hour, again "better" than movies, and probably a lot of other things you can spend money on (cough going to the fair/amusement park, cough).. lol..
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Oh don't worry they conveniently offer more chunks of the game for more money. So you can pay $100 for 10hrs...
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Hmm.. $60 for 8 hours.. $7.5 an hour, which is better than most movies theaters..

And if you can sell that $60 game for $30, that is $3.725 an hour, again "better" than movies, and probably a lot of other things you can spend money on (cough going to the fair/amusement park, cough).. lol..
Especially with the new 3d craze, Ive found going to movie theater to be far more expensive now...


And honestly, Ill buy a game regardless of length. I can however be slightly let down by the lack of length a game has especially if there is no online support. Now I really dont like paying for dlc's and in general, being ripped off.


But at the end of the day, I just want to have fun regardless of length.
Edited by CrazyNikel - 2/2/11 at 10:27am
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post #5 of 144
This guy is a tool. It's not just the fact that it's 8 hours, it's 8 hours of boringness just so they can try and push another multiplayer shooter. It's sickening.
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When you play a game of that length, why not just rent it? Oh wait, PC gamers get shafted there
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I will complain all I want when I can sit down and play games from SNES/NES over and over because those games are re-playable. The problem doesn't stop at $60/8 Hours, it starts there. Where it ends is pushing sometimes 5-6 year old hardware to it's limits and skipping out on the story, combat system, physics.

I don't care if the upper chest on some girl in your game is OMG***1080PIZZLE if when she's flashing the main character she's saying "Herp, banana waffle bacon narwhal 0F1FFFF ERROR: DISC CONTENT UNREADABLE PLEASE INSERT 5 BUCKS FOR RE-COMPILED DLC".
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Originally Posted by Nihilist View Post
When you play a game of that length, why not just rent it? Oh wait, PC gamers get shafted there
Guess you haven't seen this yet, I think they offer 4 titles so far. It's flakey but it's new so give it time.

http://www.direct2drive.com/2/10202/...NTAL)-Download
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I liked the game but got it for free, and sold another for 30 so I really enjoyed it.
    
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Originally Posted by Maxxa View Post
Guess you haven't seen this yet, I think they offer 4 titles so far. It's flakey but it's new so give it time.

http://www.direct2drive.com/2/10202/...NTAL)-Download
Interesting, and that's $5 for 5hours btw. http://blog.direct2drive.com/2011/01/d2ds-rentals/

And the problem I see with that, is that I'm not sure you can rent it again. I think you pretty much pay $5 for a 5 hour demo of the game, then if you want to keep playing it, you would actually have to end up purchasing it.
Edited by Nihilist - 2/2/11 at 10:36am
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