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Let me start off by saying that I'm not like a lot of gamers here on OCN. I love me some old school RPGs. I play some FPS too, but it isn't my first choice. Competitive FPS like TF2, CSS, etc...I don't play them at all.

I like long, slower paced games over short action packed ones. I like dialog and story. So for me, a short game is a letdown. I'd rather pay more for a game with less than bleeding edge graphics and a great story, one that I can spend a week or 2 dinking around in, finding all the quests and random goodies stashed way out in the middle of nowhere, playing with character creation and leveling options, etc. That's a good game to me, and one I will gladly pay full price for.

I'll buy shorter, more intense games, but I wait till I can catch them on sale.
 
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well. if an rpg can release a 60 hour campaign for the same price that blops can release an 8 hour campaign. I find it quite laughable, because the RPG has 100s of more things that need to go into it, thousands of more lines of dialogue, balancing, scripting, etc. Blops you just get lead down a narrow pipe and have scripted events here and there, but nothing that requires as much work as making something like mass effect.
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Who plays something like CoD for the single player content?
I do. Of course I don't buy the games, I just play my brothers copy. The multiplayer for those games gets old for me really, really quickly.
    
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$60 for 8 hours. I'm less concerned with the latter number, and more concerned with the former one.

I might just be getting old and not remembering properly, but IIRC, my play through Jedi Knight Dark Forces 2 seemed like a long time--at least 20 hours. That game will forever be my favorite game. I've played lots of other games for a lot longer, but it will always be my first video game love. No other game has even come close.

Anyhoo, back on topic--never played Mafia, and flaming aside, I would go out on a limb to rate single player COD4 as a good game despite how short it was.
    
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yea 8 hours of the same textures copy and pasted in different orientations for 60 dollars ... Trying to compared the value of a video game to a movie is stupid. They are made in completely different ways.
    
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It's not about the 60$ for 8h. It's about the 60$, period. I don't care if blu rays retail for 30$ or "hurr durr it's better Dead Space 2 than some random JRPG", it's all about that goddamn price.
Let's say I don't know what piracy is and I have a normal (not hardcore) interest for games, but also for music and films.
1 game per month= 60$
3 Blu rays per month = 90$
2 cinema tickets per month = 20$
3 cds per month = 60$ (they usually retail for 20$ each)

That's almost 250$ per month only for BASIC entertainment.
What if I'm very interested in games, music and films? Hell, I don't even want to know that.

And that's why we can't have nice things.
     
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If it is a developer that I've never played a game of theirs, I'll buy used. It won't be $60 then. More like $20.

If I liked the game, I'll consider purchasing their other content at $60 but it will still depend.

I like quality. I also like a good quantity. I've become used to 8 hours but on a first run, that is a bit short. I will admit that it is difficult to develop a good story line and not make it feel like it is dragging out.

There are games out there that do deliver both but some of their "filler" content is finding stuff...GTA series for example and all their egg hunting of various types. The main stories seem to be 8 hours though. GTA III I bought used, the rest I purchased new.

If I can replay the game several times without doing it the same way as the previous times, that is a good thing in my book and I don't mind paying new price. Resistance and Duke Nukem for examples. Lots of fun weapons to play with and I didn't use some of them the first time through so I played again using all the other weapons I didn't use. Borrowed the first Resistance from a friend, bought the rest. Duke Nukem, well that I was intrigued the first time and bought new and will buy all new because those are just well done games. In Duke Nukem's case, it is the little stuff that makes the game interesting because it is funny. The first run through is about 8 hours but since I will enjoy replaying this a few more times, I don't mind so much.

Normal/Hard/Elite is OK if there is some variation. It seems that most games just make the critters harder to kill and better shots though. I like a challenge but it doesn't make them think any better but it is hard to program an AI.

It does seem though, most FPS are not really much different that another. A hero goes in with guns blazing and kills everything. Some games such as the first few Ghost Recons were different because you could place a team in a spot and they would typically cover that spot. I didn't like where the game development went after the 4th one because they got rid of what I really liked but I replayed the first three several times because it was well developed in game play. The first one I purchased used, the others I bought new.

Never got into SOCOM because trying to learn the mechanics on the first game, the AI was so completely stupid that my team member would be getting shot at and still try to freaking sneak. I haven't bought any of their stuff since. It is a good concept and it seems to be geared to having real people but I won't buy any other SOCOM title because of that first game. I heard that is was a great game from people I knew so I bought the first one new. I regretted it.
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Length matters. If something has an 8 hour single player but offers good replayability and/or compelling MP then that is ok.

Of course I don't EVER pay $60 for a game, I wait for sales. Nearly all of my purchases of the last few years have been at the $10 or lower price point.
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I would do $60 bucks for ME2 if they created a MP like the single player... ctf\eam deathmatch\\etc, 3rd person, with the covering mechanics hehe.
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It's not about the 60$ for 8h. It's about the 60$, period. I don't care if blu rays retail for 30$ or "hurr durr it's better Dead Space 2 than some random JRPG", it's all about that goddamn price.
Let's say I don't know what piracy is and I have a normal (not hardcore) interest for games, but also for music and films.
1 game per month= 60$
3 Blu rays per month = 90$
2 cinema tickets per month = 20$
3 cds per month = 60$ (they usually retail for 20$ each)

That's almost 250$ per month only for BASIC entertainment.
What if I'm very interested in games, music and films? Hell, I don't even want to know that.

And that's why we can't have nice things.
but you do have nice things...
*points to sig rig*
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