Gamer Limit writes "Don't replay games; there are too many other games you've already missed, and more are being created every day."
fail. you know the reason why people replay games? because theyre good, they have depth, especially a JRPG like that. and nothing is a commitment if you enjoy something, and Mass Effect took me 25 hours to complete everything...
Mass Effect took me over 60 hours to complete almost everything. No way you did it in 25. I still played through it like 4 times though.
White Knight Chronicles has 100 hours of gameplay.
@1.2- That's irrelevant, but thank you. As for replaying games, can't we just have the best of both worlds? Let's replay our favorite games while buying new ones in genres we enjoy. I actually think most gamers have varied enough interests to do just this.
don't replay games? what if the games is really good?? what about online MP?? what should I do with my game collections?? FAIL article is FAIL! (now I feel like HHG with all these "?" marks!!)
I'm not giving my opinion on this article. All I'm gonna say is that I've replayed MGS3 at least 15 times. And I'm still not tired of it.
I don't understand how replaying a game and buying a new one are somehow mutually exclusive.
If I have a hot girlfriend, I'll screw her over & over again. It may be the same action, but its shiok! But if she looks like Ms Piggy, doesn't matter if she's "new". No thank you. I'll stick to the same hot girl & do her agin, and again. lol Actually, I find that there's really not enough good games out there. The good ones like Mass Effect & Star Ocean, I can spend over 500+ hrs per game replaying them without getting bored. But, give me a lousy game like Divinity, Ridge Racer or Rogue Warrior, I just feel like I'm wasting my time.
nice attempt to make people fork out more money they they already do for games!! also the above commenters made good point, why wouldn't i want to play a nice game like FF10 or MGS3 and instead take a gamble that cost me extra money with a new game? obviously if there is something i havent played yet and it is good then it is worth a purchase but other than that it is safe to say that it is good to tick with my own library of games.
Some people have a limited amount of time. I have about enough free time to complete 4-5 games a year. I have a huge back log of games because there are tons of great games I purchased with intent to play that I haven't gotten around to. If I dwell on one for too long I'll never get through my list of things to play and never move on to some of the newest latest releases. Which reminds me I played too much Diablo II in the late 90's and missed out on some PS1 goodness.
I think anyone is entitled to do what they want, of course; however, I do agree that games are really long...replaying old ones while playing new ones is a huge time commitment. That's why I don't generally do it.
Is replayability? I do it to play on a harder difficulty and TROPHIES:)
Re-play? I have trouble finding time to play them the first time.
Lol indeed man... The second you get out of school AND have friends and/or a girlfriend you should consider yourself lucky if you have time time to play the big games at all! My closet is almost exploding with games (200+) and I'm lagging behind like hell...
I'll replay a game if it's memorable or has worthy unlocks but not to acquire meaningless trophies.
If it's memorable I'll just remember it. :P No need to waste another 120 hours on Oblivion! The first time was great, but I've had plenty.
It ironically nails down exactly why you *should* keep games: -Save cash -achievements/trophies -inherent replay value And why you shouldn't: -cos devs might make *more* of your favorite games How dare those devs try to make more Metal Gears, huh?
Let me just say this right quick: I hate replaying games. It’s a bore, it’s a chore, and overall, there’s really nothing ‘new’ that you haven’t come across unless that game was made on the backbone of replayability. Wholeheartedly agree with the article.
Spoken like a true casual gamer.
I'd argue against this "true casual gamer" nonsense, but I won't. I've been gaming since I was a toddler, and I get paid to write about games. No, that doesn't make me hardcore, but I know where I stand with my opinions and I still stand by them. You're entitled to yours, but please don't be so quick to judge a fellow gamer. To be honest, your ignorance offends me. But hey, this is N4G, so no hard feelings mate.
No disrespect intended, but when you say things like "It’s a bore, it’s a chore, and overall, there’s really nothing ‘new’ that you haven’t come across unless that game was made on the backbone of replayability," it makes people question how dedicated you are to gaming and how much your opinion might matter in a discussion like this. I know many games can be boring on a second play through, but I've realized you usually find many new things you might not have come across your first time playing through a game.
Well N4G news quality just hit a new low, gentlemen
You're silly, this is an opinion piece. News is something you report, a certain information relayed from one person to another. How is this news?
Exactly. How is this news? I don't care what this guy thinks I should be doing with my free time.
It isn't, but the article didn't direct it specifically to you either now, did it? And while N4G is an abbreviation of News for Gamers, it is built upon retarded rumours, sensationalist opinion pieces and exclusive, first-in reviews too. Whether you like it or not, N4G's submission process encourages more than just news to be submitted, thus, this article should be justified.
Oh I know that. Still doesn't make it any less retarded. "Don't replay games". How ridiculous is that? Even if the title was "Replay games", it wouldn't be any better. People know what they want to do, damnit. You don't have to tell them
Mate, the headline isn't trying to tell you what to do, it's simply conveying the writer's thoughts. If you feel compelled to listen to a headline, or feel commanded by one, then that's your problem. In my opinion, the headline simply invites opinion. I think that's where I'll stop.
I generally don't replay games. I might play them through more than once, but once I move on to the next game I want to play I rarely go back. I totally respect people who can play games again and again and still get the same enjoyment, but I generally want to play something new and different after a month or so.
I play whatever I want at my own leisure. If I want to play through a game a 2nd, 3rd or 4th time, I will. "Don't replay games; there are too many other games you've already missed, and more are being created every day." WRONG. I keep myself very informed on the latest and greatest. I would rather play through Uncharted 2 (again) then play any other game released in 2010 so far.
what if there's a year with no good games, like the xbox years? Then it's a good idea to replay the PS2,Nintendo and PSX games!
When games are 60 bucks, I only buy those that I think will have good replay value...and replay them.
but mainly because I don't have time to replay and get through every game I want to get through.
So if you buy a game, wouldn't u want to make your money worth it? Replay value is one of the rating criteria for games now isn't? WoW, Star Craft, MW2, KZ2, MMPRPG, etc......Heck, i still play phantom dust from the old xbox, cause that game has nearly infinite replaybility. I spend 120 or so on each character in KuF: CoD (they have about 6 characters to choose from). The point is, there are games that do not worth your time, but if you like the game then why not. Spending money on new games that aren't worth your money is more of a waste of time and waste of money.
This makes it seem like everybody is rich or something.
to make people fork out more money!! also there is nothing wrong to replay some decent games like FF10,GOW,SOTC,MGS3 etc
Stupid article, it's crap like this that's the reason why games are getting shallower all the time. As far as I'm concerned, replay value is one of the most important factors in a game.
Sheesh I love this generation after they beat a game they quickly brush it aside for a new one. /s
Except I can't figure out the author's motive.
@ReservoirDog316 MGS3 FTW!!! :) I am playing it maybe fith time and I am not tired of it too :) there are a lot better games in the past, than those new ones with HD and etc. many of them I've not even completed and I think I wont put them again in my consoles (gears of war 2, halo3, call of duty MW 1&2 and so on.. I replayed and finished today Okami and I think I will do it again someday as I will do with other good games like Viewtiful Joe and Madworld + God Hand + God of war :D so I think this article is a fail.. :)
When more than 1 good game comes out per day, they you wont need to replay. Unfortunately, most game are a wimpy 4-10 hours long, what do I do for the other 6 days until another game is released? Or better yet, until next month when something worth paying for comes out. Story = fail!
Great, another article telling me what I can and can't play.
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