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lol this reminds me of Rouge Warrior for the ps3. My brother bought it stupidly for $60 after seeing those crappy commercials. It took about 2 hours to beat and it was 2 hours of bad controls, graphics, and story.

that sums it up
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My principle:
If the game can keep me wanting to come back and play more or longer, my money was used well enough regardless of length. I feel the length of a game, movie, story, or song is completely irrelevant to the monetary value of it.

Even if the game is short, I'll just play through it again. Usually achievements help fuel this if need be or if it's a game like Vanquish - there is always beating scores.
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$60 is too much for a game IMO. I bought GT5 for $45 at around 2 months after it's release. It's almost never worth it to buy a game at launch, a little bit of patience and you'll save a lot. Some old game like MGS4 I bought for $10.
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post #74 of 144
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Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
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
Plus, a game may have replay value. Going to the movie theater... not so much. You either have to buy the movie for at least 20 bucks, or buy another movie ticket.
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The amount of action and terror contained in that game is more than worth the asking price.
Doesn't sound that scary when you can beat it in 8 hours. A game where I can't get past the first 5 minutes of the game in 2 hours is scary. A, "oh snap" moment is not scary.
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Plus, a game may have replay value. Going to the movie theater... not so much. You either have to buy the movie for at least 20 bucks, or buy another movie ticket.
Maybe maybe not. In either case either might be worth what you paid for. But at least with a movie you know pretty much what you are getting. Especially length wise. I see a game with only 8 hours of game time and I just feel instantly like questioning the value of this game. It'd be like buying a car I know I want and is awesome but will only last me for a few years before it breaks. (I say break in this case because I can't resell my games. They sit there and take up space to never be used again. Best way to put that as a car is to say it breaks and can't be fixxed).

Then again I'm going against what I said before. Games are games. Not another form of entertainment. You interact with them differently than anything else.
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Yeah, I'll pass on wasting $60 on some 8-hour demo too.
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Single player games with weak MP=wait for sale or buy used. No exceptions. Even moreso with games with SP only.
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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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This just in: Disgaea series is now the best game series on the planet, since length = good.

I don't get it, I always thought GRAPHICS was the most important part of any video game. /sarcasm
Edited by Toransu - 2/2/11 at 9:51pm
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