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its stupid to try to equate entertainment on the user end, to money value. case and point - eyefinity/3d/surround
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Length is only an issue because modern games try to be like movies. You can play games on the NES/SNES/Genesis over and over again, but nobody wants to sit through cut scenes after they already know what happens. It's boring.
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Tell me about it. In case you didn't know, there's a Final Fantasy XIII-2 coming.
for the love of god why
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The only thing I complain about in MAFIA II is the fact that you can't play after you finished the damn game. It's not like your free in the city like in GTA, you can't play unless you load an older part of the game (less money, less cars etc.)

In a game I can't really play more than the 8 hours i find it annoying (but the game was amazing )
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Super Metroid anyone? Speed runs are less than an hour.
   
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The only thing I complain about in MAFIA II is the fact that you can't play after you finished the damn game.
I liked the game, but it's essentially cutscenes and driving sequences with brief interruptions of gameplay. It didn't live up to my expectations after the first Mafia. I like the PhysX stuff, but something tells me that's where a pretty large chunk of the time and effort went into.
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*hack* BC2 *hack*.

Whatever happened to quality games that lasted more than 8 hours? Like CoD 2, 4, 5, San Andreas, GTA 4....

Portal is an excellent example of a game that is less than 8 hours (3 hours, more like it), yet is has very fun replayability, and there are a ton of extras provided by the community.

This sounds exactly like an excuse for game dev's to be lazy.
I agree BC2 has a pretty bland single player, but they did enough right on MP for it to be able to shine through. While the story was bland, it was still a very put together single player mode.
 
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post #58 of 144
This is why I love JRPG's, having games 40+ hours is great. Same goes for the Zelda console games, a good 30+ hours. I always want games to be longer. Having a game only being 4-8 hours sucks. Especially if it's 60 bucks.
post #59 of 144
I'll chime in and I wont apologize for how I play games and how I feel about them.

First SCREW MULTIPLAYER. I play games to get away from the world and the people in it for a bit. So I don't take multi into consideration when buying a game. Though I can see how that would up the value of a game to some (I'm not blind to that), but for me I don't care.

Second. Replay value WHAT?? Oblivion and Black and White 2. They are the only games I have ever played more than once that came out in the past decade. I have a drawer of fifty games I have played through and once I beat it that is it. It is over. No replay at all. *shrug* sorry. So I don't count in any replay value. It's not a woman (sex) it's a game. So once I've beaten it it is over.

Third I'm really sick and tired of comparing games to other forms of entertainment. In and industry going through puberty finding its own voice you think people would want it to stand out from the friggin crowd. This isn't a movie, or food, or TV. These are games. We use them differently than any other things. I only compare games to other games in a value aspect. That's it.

That being said the last game I played I really loved was Metro 2033. And I beat it in 7 hours. I can't believe I payed sixty buck for it!! What a ripoff! Why couldn't it go on? It was too short in my book. It was great but in the end it was way way too short. And this is my money I'm spending on myself. Not yours and you certainly aren't spending it for me so I have to justify it to myself somehow.

In the end I ususally wait til the price comes down. Now I'm not too specific so I know there are others that feel the same way as me out there. So screw the guy who wrote the article. $60 is too much for me to spend on a single player game with only 8 hours of gameplay.
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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
Mafia II was awful. A 1950s driving simulator, featuring you as the errand-boy and chaffeur. Such a huge missed opportunity given that the little combat you got to experience was quite good and that the level of environmental detail was astounding.
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