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my example: Oblivion
$60

~144 hours on the first file (which got corrupted), before dlc
+250 hours on my second file, with dlc

if it wasn't for the fact that xbox live hates me, and makes me be online to use the DLC I'd probably still play it a lot.

I personally think that people are trying too hard to focus on multiplayer aspects of games, instead of having larger storylines or creating larger realms for players to roam, but that is just my opinion.
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Originally Posted by cougar62 View Post
If people don't complain about it then it will only get worse, and we'll be getting more games that are under 4 hours, like CoD.
Who plays something like CoD for the single player content?

Some of my favorite games have single player campaigns that I've never even tried, and more have single player campaigns that are so horrible they may as well have been left out.
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Ugh, off topic, buy have you seen the destructiod show on rev3? These people totally make me embarrassed to be interested/involved with any type of console or pc entertainment ><


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Who plays something like CoD for the single player content?

Some of my favorite games have single player campaigns that I've never even tried, and more have single player campaigns that are so horrible they may as well have been left out.
Me =/ I generally don't look at multiplayer options for more than an hour or two after I play the sp a couple times.
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Doesn't make sense to a lot of people to pay $60 for 8 hours when you can get a thousand hours from CoD.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fletcherea View Post
Me =/ I generally don't look at multiplayer options for more than an hour or two after I play the sp a couple times.
Pretty sure he meant who knowingly buys a game like CoD just for the single player content? I mean that would be like buying WoW because you want to know where Warcraft lore is going.
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post #26 of 144
Thats not that bad...considering valve makes £20 games that last 10 minutes.
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Length is definately something I take into consideration when I buy a game. Does it mean I don't care about quality? No, who said that? I would not generally buy any game that had ~8 hours of play time and no online functionality / serious (serious in that theres many players - easy to find players) players. I'm acustomed to playing great games for extremely long periods of time, I see no reason to give up either and still pay a premium
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Originally Posted by Celeras View Post
8 hours is far too short for a game without a good multiplayer. It doesn't mean I can't enjoy the game, but it definitely means I'm waiting for the bargain bin/used prices before even considering a purchase.
This is what developers are FAILING HARD to see. Price your games wrong, and people will go out of their way to wait for a special or find a deal on a used copy, for which the developer gets NO money for and QQ when they can't weed out used game retailers. Price your games right, and those few thousand/million sales you lost will buy your game. Price your game for $10 less, sell millions of more copies. Sell the games at $10 more, sell millions of copies less. Pretty sure $50 x 5 million beats the hell out of $60 x 3 million + $30 x 1 million that wait for a price drop. ($250 million vs $180 million + $30 million)
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post #29 of 144
I would rage also, cause then you have to pay for crap DLC if you want the rest of the story.
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post #30 of 144
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
Who plays something like CoD for the single player content?

Some of my favorite games have single player campaigns that I've never even tried, and more have single player campaigns that are so horrible they may as well have been left out.
I didn't mean buying CoD for single player only. I meant that the SP in other games are going to start mimicking that of CoD and go for an even shorter campaigns even in SP only games.
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