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Do you prefer longer or shorter games?

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  1. 1. Do you prefer longer or shorter games?

    • Long
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    • Short
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    • Depends
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    • Don't care
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Don't care! as long as the game is good! :D

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Quality of gameplay being the main factor. Those 12 hours were very immerse and a perfect example of how it should be done. BC2 SP though dragged on and felt like an age to get through.

yeah BC2 SP sucked imo.

hated the way the changed all the characters. haggard was no longer as funny. all he did was cuss and stuff. which is what i hated, they cussed way to much.

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For me, a game has to be good and long for me to buy it on release day. None of this 15-20hr rubbish for

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I like long games, but a lot of developers lately have been resorting to padding in order to make their games longer. Final Fantasy XIII is perhaps the worst culprit that I have come across in some time. Some of the areas at the start of the game were twice as long as they should have been, and those areas were long solely because you were running through two or three variations of the exact same room over and over again. I understand that it's an RPG, and that repetition is a necessary evil to ensure that your characters are strong enough going forward, but it just goes to show you that it's quite easy to make a long game. On the other hand, it's very difficult to make a long game with no filler.

Short games have the obvious disadvantage of being poor value propositions. I've already put in my order for Splinter Cell: Conviction, but now I'm a little nervous at the supposed 5-7 hours of single-player gameplay with little to no replay value. Truth be told, I never rush through my games, and I'm quite a slow player generally speaking (I think I clocked 25 hours in Mass Effect 2's first playthrough and 55 hours in Final Fantasy XIII), so I'm usually not disappointed by the length of a game.

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If FF13 was a 15 hour game it would have been so much better.

But I think I'm kidding myself still

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Long, especially open world games where i can do what i want in any order i want.

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yeah BC2 SP sucked imo.

hated the way the changed all the characters. haggard was no longer as funny. all he did was cuss and stuff. which is what i hated, they cussed way to much.

You silly god-damned muffin-headed ****in' liberal.

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You silly god-damned muffin-headed ****in' liberal.

You poopy head!

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I like long single player or co-op games myself. Why I liked Fallout and the Mass Effect series. When you starting adding multiplayer, the single player tends to get left behind while all the details goes to MP.

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I think for a shooter, 10-15 hours is great. I just don't have the time anymore like I did back in high school to pull 6h sessions. For RPGs, though, 30 hours is pretty good. These focus a lot more on story than shooters, so the length is required to get that "epic" feeling. However, with games like Final Fantasy, I'm starting to think it's way over the top. Especially for a completionist like me.

Sad thing is, most shooters are getting shorter and shorter. I remember when I borrowed MW2 from my little brother (who plays online religiously), and was surprised he would let me play it. Sat down after lunch, beat it by dinner... Damned short, and now I know why he didn't care I took it for a few hours, lol.

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For me it depends on what genre it is. I don't want an FPS being too long (MW2 was just about right, maybe a tad on the short side), but RPGs like Mass Effect I want to be as long as possible without being repetitive. ME2 wasn't long enough, and IMO only served as the middle child for the epic ME3 in a couple of years, but we'll see.

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My wife likes short and thick w00t.gifblush.giflaugh.gifsick.gifno.gif

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Longer games as long as the majority of the time isn't spent level grinding / doing repetitive tasks (like in MMOs).

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I prefer longer games in general but they have to keep you interested the whole time. I'm not a big gamer in general but I can't stand spending decent money on a game and finishing it and then saying "that was it??"

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Longer if RPG, shorter if action/adventure.

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Longer games like FFXIII. I've spend 70+ in it and I still have a few missions to do. I really enjoyed it and I'm going to play it again soon (well in a few months).

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Longer games like FFXIII. I've spend 70+ in it and I still have a few missions to do. I really enjoyed it and I'm going to play it again soon (well in a few months).

65 hours in Fallout 3 for me and that doesn't include any of the DLC :D Loved that game.

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I prefer stuff that takes time.. clocked 120hrs in Fallout3, can't wait for New Vegas.. and I hope Old Republic will keep me hooked for half a decade :p

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35+ hour video RPG's are my favorite. Bioware should up the amount of gameplay from 25 to 35.

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I'm pretty much on the same boat as everyone else. If it's long, but contains unique, fun content, I'm all for it.

If it's long because it's boring and repetitive and you find yourself completing the same tasks over and over again, it would have benefited from being shorter.

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MW2 was just about right, maybe a tad on the short side

Please don't ****ing encourage them.

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Longer for sure. Currently campaigning my way through Rome: Total War, had hours and hours so far and i'm not halfway.

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Depends, I don't like a long game just because its long or a short one just cause its short, all I care it that its done well and is a great game.

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Depends on the type of game really.

If it's a game like Oblivion? I'm all for extending the experience.

I've got 859 hours in my 360 game, and I've got the PC version as well. I'm just restarting it soonish... I just needed to remake my character. :happy:

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Depends on the type of game really.

If it's a game like Oblivion? I'm all for extending the experience.

I've got 859 hours in my 360 game, and I've got the PC version as well. I'm just restarting it soonish... I just needed to remake my character. :happy:

859 hours??? :blink:

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