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Why Games Are Better Off Shorter

The writer talks about why he wishes that AAA developers sometimes made shorter games at lower prices.

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Mikelarry1425d ago (Edited 1425d ago )

just because you haven't got the time to play as much as you used too does not mean games need to be shorter. are you telling my skyrim would have been what it is if it took four hours to complete come on now.

also dream on about shorter games being cheaper not when a single player only game is costing $60 or digital games costing same or even more that their hard copies

Excalibur1425d ago

Agree, I have 400+ hours into Skyrim and I still haven't gotten all the Achievements, best $$ I've ever spent on a game IMO.

SaiyanFury1424d ago

@Excalibur

I've got more than 600 hours in on Skyrim and I also don't have all of the trophies. Shorter games? No thanks, make them long, and long live them, haha. :)

starchild1424d ago

I don't mind the occasional longer game, but I don't want all games to be long.

Each game is unique and I want to be able to experience more of those unique games, not spend more time with fewer padded out games.

Personally, I would prefer more games to be shorter and denser with meaningful content.

JackBNimble1424d ago (Edited 1424d ago )

Wow, there are far to many SHORT games to begin with. I am sick of short games, I feel like I am being ripped off when I can finish a game in under a day.

This kind of thinking is just stupid.

aLucidMind1424d ago

@Jack.
I doubt he is talking about 6-hour games, but more along 12. While there are a few really good 6-hour games, most are (as everyone knows) cash-in crap or just a bad game in general.

iamnsuperman1425d ago

I don't have much time to play video games as much as I used to. But that doesn't mean I think games are better of shorter. Some games are better of shorter (if they have just padded out the story to make the game longer) but some really do suit longer types of games. It may take me a week or so to complete but that doesn't dampen my enjoyment.

Neonridr1425d ago

Shorter can sometimes be better if a game is dragging on. However nobody wants to pay $60 for a single player experience that only lasts 3-4 hours (Ghosts and BF4 I am looking at you). At least they have robust Multiplayer game modes to help balance it out a bit.

But I enjoy playing the campaigns of games. Shadow Fall took easily double the time it took to do BF4.

mochachino1424d ago

Some games are better shorter some longer, depends IMO.

Sometime the game is great but the experiences drags on, other times games end to abruptly to flesh out the story properly.

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