CC: Splinter Cell: Conviction creative director Max Beland has revealed that the games solo campaign will last seven to eight hours on normal difficulty.
This is worse than i thought to be honest. i hoping that time is at least accurate because when most devs give a length to their games i usually complete them about an hour or two faster than they say.
2minutes ago I read it was 30-1000 hours.
NVM....the comment I just read said up to 35 hours with MP
I read that the whole experience was 30-35 hours. But maybe they're lying, or just lack of communication...
They said Campaign + Co-op + Deniable Ops + standard multiplayer = 35 hours. With Deniable Ops making up 20 hours of it. Why don't they make the solo longer and make the Den.Ops shorter?
If this is true then I will pass. I refuse to pay for xbox live (my own reasons) so all this other coop and mp stuff is wasted for me. I would rather take a long, absolutely amazing single player over coop and mp any day. ie Uncharted 2, but UC2 has both. Edit: Can you people at least state in a reply why you disagre? Now everything have to be an argument. We CAN have a civilized conversation here. So do you prefer a good mp game over a single player game? Then I have no doubt we have superior ones out now why would you buy SC? Mag, BF:BC2, MW2!
"Patrick Redding told us that Splinter Cell: Conviction would last 12-16 hours" "Splinter Cell: Conviction to last '30-35 hours' altogether" http://n4g.com/NewsCom-4904... kthxbai EDIT: Bubbles to whoever can sense the irony in my typing...
Pennywise...that includes all of the co-op and extra modes.
If MGS4 speed run can be done in 5hrs for a 18hr long sp game without cinematics, i wonder how fast you could finish this game during a speed run??? Remember guys, it's a stealth game.
Well, to put that in context, UC2 playtime was 15 hours on single-player (because I suck at games, not becuase its that long) and maybe 50-60hrs on multiplayer Which is why I think we should NOT talk about length in hours, because it inherently forces developers to emphasise multi over single player (the CoD syndrome) - and most gamers would hate to see that, I am sure many of us enjoy a well developed single player, and how many multiplayer games do you need anyway?
7-8 hours just for SP and not counting co-op isn't so bad. Same as GOW3 and GOW3 doesn't have a 8hr co-op or MP game.
How do you like you double standards, served with cheese or sans?
@nycredude - You say you prefer UC2 which has an amazing SP experience which I agree on but that can be finished in 5-6 hours, I finished it in 6 and a half on my first run through and it has a co-op mode which is VERY short, if I remember correctly it has 2 or 3 levels? So I don't know why you're complaining, for all you know SCC has an amazing SP experience just like U2, especially if you're a SC fan, not to mention U2 does have co-op but it can only be played online, not sure about system link but with SC you can play all 2 player modes in split screen, online and system link, so the longevity of SCC is MUCH higher than U2, all that aside, U2 is a brilliant game and my GOTY 2009 and I'm a SC fan so I am anticipating SCC a hell of a lot and I don't think it will disappoint me one bit but that's just my opinion.
...mention playtime and include both the single player & multiplayer components to the length of playtime. If that's the case a shooters like Resistance 2 or Gears 2 with their multiplayer co-op are 800+ hours long. Also consider the fact that fans of this genre will run through a normal difficulty setting like a flamethrower through a stick of room temperature butter. So it's kind of un-fair in a way when someone asks developers the length of time to complete their games. I think a better choice of words for them would have been to say "The games length will vary based on players experience and interest in the series. Ultimately we're looking at around a dozen hours or playtime for the average player." It usually takes me longer than the average to play most games because I always start on the hardest difficulty available at the start of the game.
Game's been in development for approaching 5yrs now. 7hr SP experience? really? Uhmmm, this doesn't sound reassuring. Seems like it'll deliver a regular multiplatform type experience. Good but nothing memorable.
seems short =\ Hopefully, the multiplayer modes are worth it.
As long as it's enjoyable I don't care if it's 8, 12 or 40 hours long. Isn't there a co-op campaign and multiplayer as well?
A bit short
It's hard to say with conflicting stores. Even if the main campaign is only 7 to 8 hours there will be plenty of co-op and multiplayer. Also don't forget about the beta for GRAW in the summer.
It'll be a satisfying stealth ride!
That is the thing. If it is inly 7 hours, and there is alot of stealth then it's even worse cause playing stealthily takes longer time than just blasting your way through. I have a feeling this Splinter Cell will have more emphasis on action than stealth.
Not to bash on MGS4, I love the game to death. But take MGS4 for example it tool me 25 hours to finish it on the first run but you can speed run it in under 5 hours, if you are a gaming god of course. Imagine if you speed run this? 2 hours max! I am kind of disappointed as I don't game on the 360 online cause I refuse to pay for live. I might have to pass on this, at least until the price drops.
Well, anyone can say how long they expect their game to last - it surely depends of the player? FFXIII was supposed to be over sixty hours - took me less than 40.
People are complaining about this games length when thats about average for games like this now...Moreover GOD3 is about the same length the devs say and no one is complaining about it....moreover this has multi payer aspects to lengthen the game....interesting. It seems people want to hate on anything thats not their system of reach around choice.
God of War 3 according to most reviews, takes at least 10 hours to complete.
Adam Sessler from G4tv said it took him over 12 hours so I believe him. Respect the Sess man.
heard GOW3 being anywhere between 10-15 hours and that's probably on normal difficulty also.
I don't see whats so bad, MGS4 and Uncharted 2 are around that and are the two best sp games in the genre. I'll rather play a 10 hour long good game than a 30 hour boring and repetitive one. Never liked Splinter Cell anyways, but maybe this one is good.
Most ganmes this generation are 8-10 hours long. They are saying SC is 7-8 hours on noram difficulty. Putting the game on harder lengthens it by a few hours more...Then including Multii-play and coop...it adds more. And people still complain? That translate to more then 10 hours. On hard alone it wil be 10+ hours. I assume thats not enough for some as its on the PC and Xbox360....If this were on the PS3 I assume, then the length would be fine. This reminds me of Heavenly Sword which was short and MS fanboys bashed it to hell...Then Halo 3 came out and Gears and those games were almost as short. Xbox360 fanboys said squat then. You all are hypocrits...at least fanblys from both camps
Can you honestly say you beat MGS4 in 7 hours on the first try? It took me 25 hours man. You must be a MGS gaming god! Uncharted 2 took me over 12 hours the first time adn about 11 the second. Like I said you must be gaming god.
8hrs on normal difficulty so if you ramp it up, it's probably around 12-15hrs. Plus you still have the co-op campaign which is different from the single player story, plus special ops. I think people are just looking for excuses to hate on the game. Most of the games that come out nowadays are short anyways..except for a few and Rpgs and what not..give the game a chance.
When a developer says a game is 10 hours, most gamers who come to this site will finish it in 7-9 hours. Developers always add a little more time. They always add getting all the items and doing all the extra's to the game time. This game has a short single player but they designed the multiplayer to offset the difference.
At least it's longer than Gears 1/2, Halo 3, COD4, and MW2's single player campaign. Gameplay better be able to stand up to the mentioned titles aswell to validate a purchase. Never cared for Splinter Cell on the PS2 but will give this a shot likely on rental first.
Small storage medium...( with such gorgeous graphics)No wonder they had to shorten the game
GOD3 is short also almost like this and has ZERO multiplayer and Co op features etc. Hypocrisy at its finest. Fanboys unite! LOL Btw. MGS4 without the cut scenes....is about 10 hours long and thats a 40gig game.... So your point that SC hass amazing graphics and its too short because of storage medium is false. Whats MGS4 excuse then? Whats UC2 or GOD3 then? Those games are almost as long. Your post fails
As we progress more and more into next gen we see that the xbox 360 is not up to par... its about on the same level as the wii
GOW3 and UC2is not almost the same length as SC 7-8 hours is not 10-15 hours that's almost double the time and considering most people don't play these game online even with the MP(check number of people online compared to sales) its a moot point, not to mention the extras like challenge of the gods(or whatever its called) and unlocking and collecting everything in UC2 aside from the MP,that both games have.
You defend God of war 3 that is 9 hours long with no multiplayer, then you moan about Splinter cell being 8 hours long with multiplayer. you people are beyond help.
A bit short if you rush through and play on easy or normal. If you really want to make a short game last, play it on hard. Fallout 3 was 100+ Hours. I beat it on hard with nearly everything collected, and my guy maxed out. Gamesave: 200+ Hours. If you take your time with a game and do EVERYTHING and not rush, you can make a game last much longer then it's intended to be. If not, feel like a chump who feels like he/she didn't get their moneys worth. You'll get no pity from anyone.
Then when they talk about PS3 and Blu-ray, they say Blu-ray is useless because games are still 10-15 hours in length on ps3. Bots make absolutely no sense... Splinter Cell is undoubtedly going to be a good game, but without a good single player campaign to me it's a flop.
And will you defend GOD3 that is about the same length with ZERO multi player and zero co op? What abiut MGS4 that is 40g on the blu ray drive and take out the cut scenes and its 10 hours. On hard SC will be 10 hours. Add the multi play and co op its more then 10 hours. How long was UC2?About 10 hours. Hypocrisy on this site is amazing.
It's an xbox what do you expect! all they focus on is multiplayer, they never care about creating an epic single player experience
Mgs4 was 20, not 10.
rent!! and a flop!! i remember how they criticized and called heavenly sword for being 6-7 hours game a flop!!!
I'm telling you, if you ever listen to 360fans about gaming, you're a damned fool. These guys don't care about quality, they care about MS "winning". You think if they had anything close to PSN HOME on XBLA they wouldn't go bananas? Look how much MS is making off of the retarded 360miis that do nothing but spin around in one spot and burp while in that ridiculous gay stance all the time and you're FORCED to see that thing every time you turn on your console. What do you think the 360fanbase would be like on gaming forums if they have a FPS online game that does 128v128. They'd be UNBEARABLE! all with them pounding their chests about how PSN couldn't handle it... but Live can barely handle 9v9 but they pay for it and call PSN with it's standard of at least 16v16, mediocre & "barebones". Look, they don't care about quality, they only care about MS thus the reason they love the combine harvester gameplay of Alan Wake. If they saw anything like that on the PS3 they'd laugh their brains out though. The 360 fanbase are THE WORST & the dumbest.
You keep making great comments like that on N4SonyG,you soon too can have only one bubble like so many others in here. Saddest thing about this site,is that it tries to come off unbiased, but once you've been here for a bit,the facade wears thin,and you see it for the pro Sony pile of sh1t it really is. What a fraud. ON TOPIC: Splinter Cell is going to dominate and reinvent stealth games! Kudos to the devs And also, sales should be nothing short of stellar,considering the console which was chosen to release it on. PS3 stinks.
The disagrees come because games like GOD3 that is coming out soon is also around the same length and has no multi play features or Co op. SC they are saying is 7-8 hours on normal. Put the game on hard and that adds a few hours to the length easy. Its abiut the same ;ength as GOD3 yet the SOny camo is not making a fuss on that.... This is like Heavenly Sword. Awesome game but short....And Xbox360 fanboys bashed the game because of it...and then said nothing when Halo 3 and Gears was just as short in some cases... Its called Hypocrisy and this site is full of it
actually if you put the game on harder difficulty to lengthen it then that same can be said for GOW3. So instead of 10-15 hrs you get 15-20 hrs which still be longer as well as not taking into effect the quality of the games and the fact that they are completely different genres(really hope SC is good btw). The point is that they probably sacrificed SP length for MP and graphics because there are limitations to the DVD format that the X360 runs no matter how much some people wish it wasn't. Wonder what the comparisons to MGS4 will be like(and there will be comparisons)
This game is too short, probably a rental
If this is a rental? Considering it also has Coop and multiplayer in addition to the 8 hour solo campaign. What is GoW3? Which is about as long and NO COOP NO MULTIPLAYER? Please explain? BTW i will be purchasing both..
Dark Collosis...don't worry about it, he doesn't even own a 360. He won't be renting anything.
Whats this 12-15 hours single player they were talking about all along?
Minus 20% of the time, I would say that this game is approximately 6 hours long.
Lol really? God of War 3 - 8-9 hours Uncharted: Drake's Fortune - 4-5 hours Uncharted 2: Among Thieves - 7-8 hours God of War Collection (GoW 1) - 3-5 hours God of War Collection (GoW 2) - 4-6 hours Heavy Rain (Yes, it is short. Beat it in one sitting on experienced) - 4-6 hours Killzone 2 - 5-6 hours and yet somehow, a 7-8 hour single player campaign mixed with another 22 hours of other modes including Co-op, Deniable ops and multiplayer is somehow not good enough and will result in everyone renting the game? Does that mean 80% of the games listed above should not even be rented because they not only have short campaigns, but have no multiplayer either? @below Speed runs? How are these speed runs? If these are speed runs, are you telling me Uncharted 2 has a 20 hour story? Sorry, but God of War 3 is a 9-10 hour campaign. Every single PS3 game that I have purchased as been grossly overestimated. These are the times I BEAT these games on on the hardest difficulty settings. I honestly cant believe someone would have the audacity to say that these are speed runs. Either you suck at the games listed, or you're lying out of your ass. I'm helping you out here. I didn't even mention the replay value of these games, which is close to 0 aside from the two that have a multiplayer consisting of about 8 maps and 5 game modes, which should probably not even be factored in considering how dismal that is.
You're talking about speed runs, they aren't. SC will be 4 hours-ish for a speed run. And HR isn't 4-6 hours, it changes depending on if you let anyone die. So it's hard to put a time frame on it. EDIT: You said 8-9 hours for GOW3, even though the developers said 10-15 at least...I think i'll trust their word.
i'm certain that you haven't played most or all of these games. Uncharted 1 was on the short end about 8 hours on easy setting but significantly more on harder difficulties (damn crushing) Uncharted 2 definitely was longer than 1. I took 12-15 hours first run through without a rush and wasn't treasure hunting. GOW1 on easy gives a challenge to rush through to under 5 hours so its no where in the 3 hour range(there's a gold trophy for that) GOW2 certainly was not 6 hours long more like 10 hours and both this and GOW1 were ps2 games remember. Heavy Rain run through in 4-6 hours (ha) the only way to do that was to ****small Spoiler**** kill all the characters as soon as possible and skip all their future chapters and that took me 6 hours not 4(you cannot cut movie scenes as the game is a movie) Haven't played KZ2 so cannot comment. Bullshit comment. Replay value is not limited to MP as many gamers do not play a game online GOW1&2 both have challenge modes and difficulty levels. Heavy rain has 22 endings. Uncharted 1 has treasures and crazy amount of unlockables. Same with Uncharted 2 and again haven't played KZ2.
http://us.playstation.com/p... I own every single one of the games I mentioned. The games I own that do not have trophies: Gran Turismo 5: Prologue Metal Gear Solid 4 Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction Bullshit comment. That's usually what happens when you jump the gun. Heavy Rain is a short game. No, it does not require you to kill off all the characters, as I beat the game with the happy ending and had all 4 characters live on Experienced difficulty, in ONE SITTING. I have played just about every PS3 exclusive that people gloat about, and therefore, have much more justification than someone who assumes everything.
owned by Arnon....funny shiii JOY
What's up with games these days all short & s**t. Just so they can focus with the multiplayer stuff.
That's a BINGO!
rental or download at best
that plus DRM makes me think twice.
Its very short, not a big fan of multiplayer. For my a game is a means to tell a story, like a film or book. Games are becoming twitter, short bursts of nothing.
add 3000 hours for sneaking at snail pace to get to the other side of the room.
splinter cell is more action orinated
but it is one hellava game. And oh, graphically, nothing on the xbox comes close! LOL!
since when do people put expected playtime for multiplayer? thats kind of open-ended. once you get all the points/upgrades/achievements are you expected to quit?
flop confirmed for a game with just decent graphics and plenty of compression that is not worth my 60 bucks. i'll keep playing mass effect 2 on my pc
cmon microsoft give me a reason to fire up my 360 again it need some loving. prove to me its worth my investment.