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Does A Game Need To Grab You In the First 15 Minutes?

Valete Graham writes, "Why is it that some games gobble up thousands of hours of our collective lives while others only feel the touch of a disc tray only once? The answer is the first 15 minutes"

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Hellsvacancy1293d ago (Edited 1293d ago )

No, not me, ill give a game 2 hours, if ive not been impressed even once by then it gets shelved, sold or sent back, it doesnt happen very often at all, I know what I like, hence why I buy the games I KNOW im going to enjoy and rent the rest

AC3 started off pretty well, but soon as you become Connor it went downhill, I knew AC3 would be a let down (in MY opinion) thats why I went for the rental

With Deus Ex 3 I was stuck in the main menu for 20 minutes just listening to the awesome music, I just KNEW it was gonna be an brilliant game

claud31293d ago

yes or less, i can judge it that quick

UnSelf1293d ago

I had a problem like dis when I was younger. Bought okami day 1. Played it for 2 hrs and hated it. Didnt play it again for another 2 years and now it's one of my fav games of all time

cpayne931293d ago

I didn't like metal gear solid 1 when I first played it. Controls felt awkward to me, but now its in my top 3 games of all time.

There's quite a few games that I didn't like at first. Not sure how you can know that quickly.

hennessey861293d ago

I give them at least a couple of hours solid play before I make any kind of judgements

majiebeast1293d ago

Depends on the type of game.

Tetsujin1293d ago (Edited 1293d ago )

I agree; depending on the type of game determines how long it takes for me to either like it or hate it. I've played some games where I couldn't put the controller down (Fallout 3) and some games I didn't even make it past the first Cut Scene (Final Fantasy 10-2).

My longest stretch was when Fallout 3 first came out, and I remember playing from 9 pm to 8 am the next day (and I had to work in a couple of hours from that). Shortest stretch was the opening of Final Fantasy 10-2, while the opening song was playing I put the controller down, told my friend if I ever see something that stupid again I'd disown him.

soundslike1293d ago

I wouldn't own half my library if I made such rash judgements. Learning curves vary, so should your patience.

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