Can a game be only 8 hours long or less, with no multiplayer, and still be worth full price? YES! And here is the first opinion piece from the new website Spotlight TV Asia explaining why.
It needs to have a reason for a second play through or something though. Hidden items, more unlockables for playing harder difficulties or something. I am sorry but if I can pay 60 bucks for something like the master chief collection, or the God of War collection which provide remaster versions of fantastic games with tons of hours of fun and multiplayer then a single player game with no multiplayer needs to have more than 5 to 8 hours of gameplay. Im not saying that a game with only 5 to 8 hours of gameplay can not be amazing and a good game. But is it worth the 60 bucks? We want the most amount of entertainment for our buck. Under 15 or 20 hours for a single player without a campaign seems like a poor investment. I will just wat until it is 30 bucks instead. But again it depends on the game and how awesome it is or if it is something I will really like I suppose. This matter is very relative to each individual.
Witcher 3 is a great example of singleplayer experience with an awesome value for 60 bucks. I just wish more games were like that, I'm primarily a singleplayer gamer, tho I also enjoy co-op.
I love SP and MP games, but Ill take a game like Witcher 3 over any MP game.
I absolutely agree. Its like fallout, elder scrolls games, and batman. Those games provide extensive content and opportunities for many many hours of gameplay. Games like the Order do not. Doesnt mean The Order isnt good. It just means the value isnt as high as a game that is just as entertaining and offers 10 times the amount of gameplay time and fun.
Or or or OR the game is just so good that you'll want to play it multiple times a and enjoy it each time because the game is just that good??? I've replayed hundreds of games over my life time at least once. In fact, if I had to estimate, not counting rpg's(because of length), I've probably replayed at least 50% of games I've ever owned at least once
"Im not saying that a game with 5 to 8 hours of gameplay cant be amazing and a good game? But is it worth 60 bucks?" I also said "But again it depends on the game and how awesome it is.....the matter is very relative to each individual." It would seem you and I agree then. Because I literally said if you lovethe particular game a bunch and play it through several times then YES ot is worth the 60 bucks. If not to everyone else it is at least worth it to you.
I spend more time replaying games like uncharted over and over again then I do playing through games built to last long amounts just once.
To me a game that is eight hours long with no multiplayer and only one branch of linear gameplay isn't worth $60 to me. I can wait for the game to be $40 or less to play such a game. But to each their own.
Its funny. You said exactly what I said and have the same amount of agrees as I do disagrees lol.
Some games should not have MP, and some like BF I could care less if they have SP or not. Im a bigger fan of BF than COD but COD should have both and Battlefield should be a MP only game.
I spent $60 on 6 hour campaigns without touching multiplayer in the past. If it's good and I want to play it again, then I keep it. If not, then I trade it on Game Trading Zone for something I want.
When traditional single player disappears that's when I think I'll be giving up gaming. Single player has been bread and butter standard since gaming's inception.
Defense of single player? Thats ludicrous. No single player, no gaming industry. Dont believe the hype. Its not all eSports and MOBAs and DOTAs or whatever... Learn fron Titanfall and Evolve. Make sure your SP is right. You're on notice.
Least you get it
If a game wants to be 8 hours or less singleplayer only affair while still asking for $60, it better have a lot of extras and replayability to sweeten the deal. A game may have the best story in the gaming world but it's the gameplay that drew us in so they should let us play with those gameplay elements beyond the campaign/story mode.
Mirrors Edge was worth the 60 sheckels back then to me
The hardcore will hit up all the time trail runs.. achievements and trophies..
I completely agree.
"Can a game become 8 hour or less" - YES of course!! since NES the single player games are all less than 8 hours. you could even finish marion in less than an hour or faster, you could finish donkey kong etc. It depends on quality of the game. Single player games are the reason there is a gaming industry. So i don't want to see an "all multiplayer games" in the future. Imagine playing uncharted, halo, gears, killzone, mario, witcher 3, dragon age, final fantasy on multiplayer and no single player?? if that happens, that's the time when I will quit gaming and just replay my old consoles. It's a terrible future by imagining it
Im sorry but there is no way you are finishing mario 64, sunshine, galaxy 1 or two or 3d world in an hour. No way no how. Single player games, especially nintendo ones, have a ton of hours worth of gameplay. It is a ton of hours if you just play them straight through, not to mention all the little hidden treasures in those games.
Bro, thanks for the comment. I am not referring to all games. Not all games have the same length correct?? Im referring to very old ones like the First Super mario, or the Resident evil trilogy on PSone you can finish it within 2 hours or more. It depends. My bottomline is, Single player is the very heart and soul of gaming. And I think 8 hours is reasonable enough length if and only if it's an excellent game. But I always welcome long gameplay time. Im an RPG lover by the way so that's why I never gave an example on RPG's because it's impossible to finish them with just 2 hours. Unless you cheat it with a bug like some guys finished Ocarina of time within minutes, Insane!! But just as I thought, it's a glitch and they skipped the entire world just to get to the final boss
YES, because I don't have a whole lot of patience for games that take forever to beat. And I have no use for MP.
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