The QorC crew chew the fat about Fallout 4 and open world games in general. How does anyone ever get to the end of games that demand hours of our time, when there’s washing up to do and kids to raise? Who'd be a gamer, huh?
Kinda wish Fallout 4 wasn't out now. November and December are always really busy months and after putting 30 hours plus into Metal Gear, and I now have to find the same time and more to put into Fallout. Still, though, this game is so good that i am totally going to do it. Christmas is cancelled.
Who has the time listen to you? i dunno man 30min of bull$htting is a lot.
Havin a bad day champ?
I've passed the 40hr mark already on fallout took a LONG weekend. Now am back at work so only an hour or 2 a day, but still expect to reach 100 by years end
I will over the next year or so. :( Wish I had more.
I don't know why this is a persistent debate. How does anyone have time to do anything in life? Thankfully, gaming has no deadlines. You're not forced to do anything on someone else's time. People get caught up in the hype of new releases and feel like they *have* to complete all these objectives immediately. Why? Just have fun with the game. I saw people with the platinum trophy in MGSV a week or two after release. lol take a breather. Unless you buy every game that releases, there's more than enough time to play.
This, exactly this, 100% this, if people don't stop complaining about games being "too long" then devs are gonna start taking them seriously. Its kinda funny actually, these same guys that complain about games being long are the first ones to cry about how short halo 5s campaign was or how the order 1886 wasn't long enough for 60 beans.....make up your minds.
" if people don't stop complaining about games being "too long" then devs are gonna start taking them seriously" I don't know if I've legit heard that many times. Games is not a singular thing so I'm not sure why many keep trying to add this base number to an hour on a game. Fallout being an RPG, is known to be long by default as MOST RPGs are. Games that are action based are also known to be much shorter due to variety and fatigue, its not going to be fun to mash that button over and over at the 40th or 60th hour...trust me. Thus, hours in games are not by default a set thing, they vary based on the game, genre etc. Developers tend to stick around times that justify the genre. Its why I never got people trying to use Witcher 3 as some staple of quantity in terms of hours on games, yet disregard RPGs are normally long games. I would say, 100 hours for Fallout is quite fine as if your an RPG fan, you kn ow what your getting into so who got 100 hours to play Fallout 4? Probably an RPG fan as this isn't brand new to RPG gamers, this is common place.
15-30 hours is the sweet spot for me. I just "finished" new vegas. About 35 hours total. Started getting tired at 30. Bloodborne, about 35 as well. Last couple hours seemed like a drag. MGSV, started getting bored at 22 hours in. Longest I've played a single player game was Witcher 3 clocking in about 80 hours. That doesn't ever really happen. Some perfect length games are: 1. Bioshock 1, 2 and infinite. 2. Wolfenstein: The New Order 3. Shadow of Mordor 4. The Evil Within 5. Tomb Raider 6. Crysis Games that were too short: 1. Ryse 2. The Order: 1886 3. Stick of truth Very few games feel "too short" to me. I also don't mind long games. If I don't finish a game, that's ok. Even after 80 hours with the Witcher 3, I wasn't done. There was still a ton to do in new vegas, but in felt content with what I actually did.
I'm not sure you can prove that it is the exact same guys that also complain about short campaigns... seems very unlikely to me. Sounds like you've just made that up tbh. Even if it is true, it's possible to find 100+ hours of content too long and less than 10 hours content too short. Having a preference towards 10-20 singleplayer experiences seems reasonable to me. Personally, I prefer tight games that are maximum 15 hours. I want as little time wasted as possible. Limited backtracking, limited travel time etc. Currently slogging my way through MGSV with no end in sight... great game and very enjoyable but for me it is far too long. Much prefer the tighter experiences of the other MGS games.
@fez dude don't be naive and take what I said to literal, of course I don't know if these are the "exact" same people, I'm just assuming they are part of the same demographic of gamers and that demographic being "petty" gamers who take issue with whatever they play. There is nothing wrong with long games, you might have an issue with them but that isn't an issue the devs need to correct.
Some of those that platinum that game in a week are also some of the record holders in the time trials, speed runs etc in the MGS series. Many die hard fans will seek to 100% the game on all difficulties pretty fast, its more common then you think. If you feel someone should "take a breather" your applying how YOU play games to how they play games. It doesn't work that way lol. I have about 85 hours in MGSV right now, i know a few who got that in literally a week and a half of the games release. It happens ,even as a huge MGS fan, I know some bigger die hards exist. Also...who is to say they are not having fun? lol I mean, that might be fun to them doing that. Speed runners are not just playing for numbers, they still actually have fun playing the titles they actually play. I'm friends with someone who has many world records in some games and he actually plays for enjoyment, he isn't mad or playing out of anger or a chore or anything lolz. He might hold the record for some of the Zelda titles, but he still actually plays and replays them many times for fun, that is a big misconception on people who actually game like that. I don't personally play that way, but I understand those that do. That is their fun to them.
Well I've put in 50 hours so far, and a full time job. But i guess I can manage because I'm single and stuff, so I only occasionally set time aside to eat and stuff!
You better put that game down and give them girls a chance, I see them starin in at you over there ;)
My charisma is not a high enough level!
When you get out the vault, head back to sanctuary and go inside your sons room, you'll find a book under the bed, use it to increase your charisma... Go gettem playboy
I'm saving all these long games for when I've got the time to play them. I reckon retirement should do it. See you in 30 years, Fallout 4!
Just yesterday fallout 4 made me wish I had the time I had as a younger kid. Now I'm 20 so sure, I'm still young. But 5 years ago I had no responsibilities. Middle school man, no job, no girlfriend, and no college of course. gaming for hours and hours and hours. The good old days.
There are more people without families, girlfriends or even full time jobs than you think.
fallout 3 is my favorite game of all time,with that being said when it comes to fallout 4 i will make the time to play it 10/10
100% agreed. I work 30 hours doing computing algorithms online, 20 or so hours I use for real estate business, many times actually less as I work more over the weekend and the bulk of my hours might be spent finishing a contract signing or open houses, but that is like maybe 8 times a year, most times I don't even leave the house to complete deals. I train jujitsu and still workout 4 days a week.....still put 30 hours into games a week ,hell look how many times I'm on N4G lol. If you love something, make time for it. It doesn't sound like it due to that they can't, its merely that they don't have a proper schedule set up to do so. I question how they don't have 3 hours a day to game or even 2, I also question if they got time for this podcast and site, clearly they have time to game lol. Mind you, Fallout 4 is a long term thing, I know I won't beat or get 100% in this game for months and months, but thats ok. No rush.
For someone who only buys a handful of games a year. Fallout 4 is great. I don't have to put a 100 hours into it the week it comes out. I space it out over a few months.
My gaming life is nothing but Fallout 4 until January 19 when Life is Strange: Limited Edition hits retail followed by Deus Ex in February. I got more than 100 hours to spare :3
I am going to put way more than a hundred hours into Fallout. It may take me 6 months but that is fine ☺
After I get through 200 hours of Witcher 3 I guess
real gamers have the time
Same thought I was having. Some people should stick to their mobile games.
Maybe those people will pass the time while playing Fallout 4 by listening to your 30 minute podcast asking them if they have the time.
have already clocked 20 hours. It's great to have no kid, be young and have minimum responsibility.
Cherish the days...
Just finished Uni have 3.5 months off so i have at least 100 hours to put into the game lol.
This article seems to insist you have to play 100 hours of fallout in one sitting
The problem isn't how long the game is. The problem is the person that can't arrange their time to play it. I am long past the time where I absolutely need to try to finish the game in one sitting. Usually a couple hours every evening, sometimes several hours into the night. People say a 20 hour game is too short but that ends up being about 5 days for me. The Order 1886 and Until Dawn were really short but they were also more interactive movie games. A long game has to hold my interest. Sorry, Mass Effect 2 bored me to death after 10 hours or so. Fallout 4 looks like it will be a long game, and it is just right for kicking back to for a few hours every day, exploring the waste land.
Im 40h in and feel like im still at the beginning
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