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Kamiya: Wonderful 101 more about fun than game length, hopes people play it over and over

The Wonderful 101 director stresses that the upcoming game is more about fun as opposed to game length. (The Wonderful 101, Wii U)

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-Mika-  +   940d ago
So they expect people to pay $60 for a short game. I don't care how fun a game is. If it lacking in length, Im not paying full price. Now if Nintendo had added an achievement/trophy system into the WiiU. There would have been a few people who wouldn't had mind the length. Platinum could of thrown in alot of tough trophies and people would of went for it. Sadly, Nintendo didn't so now we have to wonder. Who is seriously going to buy this?

@ Neon

"If u hate to finish a game the next day u buy it, u better not play TW101." That was Kamiya exact words so im not jumping to conclusions. This game is going to be short and not alot of gamers are going to throw out $60 for a short game. I don't know why im wasting my time even responding to you. Any negative thing that is said about nintendo goes right over your head.
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Neonridr  +   940d ago
lol, they didn't give specifics on the length of the game, I highly doubt you will beat the game the next day, unless you are pulling an all-nighter.

Why don't we actually wait until the game ships before you pre-judge anything and only make yourself look foolish?

I, for one, along with other ACTUAL Wii U owners, will buy this game. I don't need trophies or achievements to actually enjoy playing a game. Trophies end up becoming more of a chore by the end than they are actually worth (kill 100,000 players in multiplayer - who gives a $hit). Do you actually go around bragging because you have a gamer score of 50,000? or because you have platinumed 30 games? I bet that goes over very well with all the ladies right?
fairyblaster  +   940d ago
lol no. Short games are wonderful < How long was journey for the ps3? (:
hay  +   940d ago
Well it's a Platinum Games title, so expected is around 8-10 hours campaign with really fun gameplay and acceptable replayability.
OmegaSlayer  +   940d ago
It smells like the game will be shorter than MGR, that was shorter than the very short Vanquish but longer than the ridicolously short Anarchy Reigns.
Good games but make you feel pissed to have bought them full price.
Roccetarius  +   940d ago
All of those games you mentioned were made with replayability in mind. Maybe you just failed to see that, but whatever.

I know that a lot of people just play through games once, but something like God Hard in Vanquish is no joke.

Also, i believe they had something like 14 months to finish up MGR for Kojima.
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Blacklash93  +   937d ago
There's no indication on any exact length based on this one comment, even compared to previous PG games. All PG games tend to be 10 hours or less and are easily completable if you play them much of the day. But they have a lot of incentive to replay chapters to make up for it.

Bayonetta, for instance, wasn't the longest game ever made, but damn was it fun and had heaps of unlockables.
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vallencer  +   940d ago
I haven't seen you in forever mika welcome back. Also to be fair you really didn't respond to him because you only have one bubble all you did was edit your comment. I will pay sixty for his game because i like to have fun when i play video games. Last time i checked that's what video games were about. Correct me if i'm wrong but im not.
jcnba28  +   940d ago
"Who's going to buy this?"

It's a Wii U exclusive so I'm going to take a wild guess here and say .. Wii U owners?
grailly  +   940d ago
after reading your comment I'm actually scared for the future of the industry...
krazykombatant  +   940d ago
lol did your ban not sort you out, here you are again trolling the nintendo news.

I've played games which are fairly short with depth in gameplay and re-playability. As long as its fun why the hell should I care.

I'm sure you've yet to even play on the wiiU. So please leave and go back to sucking *** MS or Sony whoever it is you enjoy more.
fairyblaster  +   940d ago
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jcnba28  +   940d ago
Yeah, I'm sure you would have said the same thing if this game was a ps4 exclusive.
akaihana86plus  +   940d ago
Mika, you are so full of yourself, STFU please
RTheRebel  +   940d ago
And yet you paid 60$ for FF13, you fail at trolling Drone lol
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Qrphe  +   940d ago
It may be short but you can bet it'll be hightly replayable.
7uff1  +   940d ago
I have over 1500 hours of Smash Bros
MilkMan  +   940d ago
I'm getting it day one.
I love Platinum and I love Nintendo's charms and based on what I saw I could see myself playing this thing right-a-way.

It is true however that I would like a game that would give me at the very least 6 to 8 hours worth of FUN GOOD TIMES. I'll take that for an action game.

Plus if it has NG+ or some kind of incentive to replay, all the better.
neogeo  +   940d ago
DAY ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
--Onilink--  +   940d ago
well has long as it has replayability (and i dont mean trophies, achivements, etc i dont care about that) I dont mind if a game is short.

If it does not have replayability then it better be priced accordingly
Grimhammer00  +   940d ago
This is a real issue these days.
$60 to burn is not as common as it once was for many. So if I'm getting a game it needs to have some of these generalized factors-
- 12-20hrs gameplay
-mp if it fits and good
-replay is only important if your one of those gamers who actually replays. Lol
I almost never revisit any game with a story. Just like I don't read a book twice.

I seldom plat my games....but I enjoy trying until I don't.
_QQ_  +   940d ago
12-20 hrs?, you don't like rpgs then, what if a game is 21 hours? no buy?:P
gedden7  +   940d ago
I don't care if it just 7 hours long! If I can play it over and over with unlocks and harder difficulties!?

VileAndVicious  +   940d ago
IMO 60 dollars is just way too much to pay for a relatively short game.
LOL_WUT  +   940d ago
Very underwhelming considering how it's one of Nintendo's newest ip they should've went all out IMO. ;)
deafdani  +   940d ago
Ok, now this went from "day one" to "wait and see" for me.

I'll wait until I read some reviews, to get an idea regarding its length and replayability. If it doesn't have much of either, then I guess I'll pick the game when it drops in price.
fsfsxii  +   940d ago
Every PG game was short (with an exception for Bayonetta)
Yet, they're extremely fun to play with their high speed action, their games are just mind blowing. IMO, i look at MGR, and see that i put more than 20 hours in the game without the VR missions and i'm still having fun.
_QQ_  +   940d ago
If you hope we play this 10h game over and over again and call that replay value,Then i hope this game isn't 60$ Add some kind of challenge mode, or some kind of arena mode, the game has so many distinct looking heroes why not make a hero collection gallery that is a challenge to complete, don't just say the game has replay value because we can replay the story mode. I'll get this for 40$ or if target has that buy 2 get 1 free sale.
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CaptainN  +   940d ago
My question is, why can't it be about both?
Jek_Porkins  +   940d ago
The game looks incredibly fun and unique, hopefully you get your money's worth, but it's one I wanted since I saw it at E3 last year.
from the beach  +   940d ago
Platinum Games - they just get it.
akaihana86plus  +   940d ago
I think this game looks awesome, day one for me :3
Shok  +   940d ago
This scares me, but at the same time, he's not saying exactly how short it is. For all we know it could be what HE considers short. But I'm hoping for AT LEAST 10 hours.
PopRocks359  +   940d ago
Platinum Games' latest titles tend to be somewhat short but very fun it seems (going by Metal Gear Rising as one example).

I really don't mind the fun > length ideology. Portal 2 had two campaigns that were about 8 hours a piece but I love the crap out of that game because despite its brevity it was a brilliant masterpiece of a platformer. I wound up playing it over and over on both the PC and PS3.

If they feel the game will be better to play in a shorter state, I'd like to see what they accomplish. An amazing experience can last a short while, but a crappy experience that lasts 70 hours is still a crappy 70 hours for the player.
weekev15  +   940d ago
I don't understand why they can't focus on the fun but make it a long game. Don't get me wrong this game looks brilliant and I will most likely purchase it day 1,(I gotta play something on my Wii U :p), but if you make a game fun and not repetitive, I don't see a reason that you can't stretch it out to 15-20 hours.
FinalomegaS  +   940d ago
what's a short game?

of course the fun in this game is different from the 300 hours I've done on MH3U, but it should be expected as on has online MP and this probably doesn't.

Game must have more to do once finished or has a lot more to it to add more time. Don't they always do that in game?

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