Submitted by dvewlsh 958d ago | opinion piece

Metal Gear Rising: Does Length Matter?

The infamous Gary LaPlante of ContinueEnd.com takes a look at the length of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and asked the all important question: does length matter? (Culture, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, PS3, Xbox 360)

Altis1  +   958d ago
......that's what she said.
SlapHappyJesus  +   958d ago
Only took one post.
r21  +   958d ago
I just find it funny that both releases, Crysis 3 and MGR:R, have short campaigns.
sandman224  +   958d ago
Ill take quality over length any day. As long as the game has polish and awsome controls I'm sold.
cleft5  +   958d ago
I can either have 5 to 6 amazing hours of gameplay or 50 hours of drawn out gameplay. I will take the 5 to 6 hours of amazing gameplay anyday, so long as there is replay ability. If a long game meant it was good than everyone should just love FF13, that game had tutorials up to Chapter 10 and didn't truly start up until Chapter 11. It's nice when we can have both, but if it is one or the other than I choose the amazing short experience.
InTheLab  +   958d ago
Some games are not worth $60. I think games like MGR should take a look at pricing and come up with a reasonable price.

Sly 4 is only $40 and comes with a digital PSV copy. That's an incredible value at that price. The game is designed to be replayable and is full of exploration and collectables. $40 is very generous.

Platinum just released a game that was also not a $60 title in Anarchy Reigns. It makes a game of that type much more attractive.

This type of pricing takes care of the quality over quantity cliche you hear whenever a criminally short $60 game is released. 5 hours of amazing over some inflated number of mediocre...as if other short games that are of high quality don't figure out good ways to extend playtime. Take MGS4, for example. It's a 5 hour game as well...if you run and gun play it like Gears or something. But I've spent at least 3 hours on a single mission trying to play the game as intended.

Good games figure out a way to keep you coming back, and stripped down VR missions won't cut it.

@ the author of this article. Adam Sessler's take on this subject is that a relatively short title like Uncharted 3 should be a $40 because the campaign was decent but crippled by the multiplayer and that the multiplayer is awful. He also says the game itself is a quick cash-in because of the "short" 2 year dev cycle.
mandf  +   958d ago
only matters to fanboys when bashing an exclusive.
skydragoonity  +   958d ago
Who wants to get a game & finish it dat same day? Of cus length matters a great deal
mricecreamman  +   958d ago
does not matter when you have blockbuster games like black ops that are 5 hours long also. so complaining about non blockbuster games "too short"
dvewlsh  +   957d ago
I honestly don't think that anyone plays the single player in Call of Duty games. If they do, I don't even know...
MilkMan  +   958d ago
Nope. Besides 6 hours of high action is MORE than enough for me. After a while you get migraines cause your adrenaline is amped up.
This isn't an RPG, its a pure action game.
As long as you are having fun, its all good.
Enigma_2099  +   958d ago
Depends... how much you want to pay for a short game?
Unicron  +   958d ago
And yet, most people don't even finish their games (roughly 20%) these days. Yet they complain about length. SO weird. People like to complain just to complain it seems.

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