In Neogaf, the latest OXM details are in aswell as scores but the most controversial highlight of the news is that the highly anticipated Call of Duty 4 will have a campaign mode of only "5-6 hours" long.
Disappointing to say the least. Although the Multiplayer sounds amazing, I have always come to relate Call of Duty with a fantastic single player experience that really immerses the gamer. 5-6hours will do nothing to convince people to part with their cash considering that it'll be an expensive November anyway.
Remember its just a Rumor for the time being.
you know i usually have alot to say but on this one im speechless and totally agree with you,was lookin forward to this game but 5-6 hours? if true i will not buy,espcially the prices of games these days i need my replay value i dont mind saying ill try get a £120 worth of gaming out of a £40 game!!!
played the online beta so the online dosent really do it for me. 5-6hrs this will probably get skipped by me completely. I knew this game looked to good to be perfect:( oh well another 1 bites the dust
totally agree with you guys...this is exactly why I never bought HS (although that game also had no online gameplay)...
the online looks great...but almost everyone I talked to in the beta said its good and fun, but not as impressive as they were hoping...
its going to take a hell of a game to get PS3 owners away from Warhawk...and 360 owners away from Halo 3...I am so used to vehicles right now that a lack of them simply doesn't seem worth it...Haze and UT3 appears to have some pretty crazy vehicle stuff included in the multiplayer...but honestly what I have seen of CoD 4's multiplayer it appears...dare I say it...boring...
we will see I guess...I hope its not true...but this game may end up being an extremely beautiful mess...
I'm not sure of your accuracy of statement there on HS. Not buying it yeah, maybe I could see that and then renting it you mean, or just not playing it at all? Because it's a whale of a great game (and ending) and even being the avid gamer that I am (I must say), the average user will not get through it in 6-8 hours. No way.
i am a ps3 fan but i have to say hsword wasnt as good as i had hoped. Not only was the game short but the gameplay started getting very repetitive the story wasnt the most captivating but the acting was pretty good. However am not lookin for great acting am lookin 4 great story great game. The game played well and jst when it was gettin annoyin and repetitive they tossed the kai scenes or the 6 axis shoot canon/arrows scenes. This helped keep the game fresh for a while. If they had made the game anylonger based on this formula it would have tanked big time
no man I forgot to mention that...the length is why I only rented it...being that its about 10 bucks around here to rent a "next gen" game...I usually will only rent a game I know I won't buy, at least right away...
once I heard of HS' length, I knew I would probably only want to rent it...I beat it twice in those 5 days, which is something that simply shouldn't happen...while I absolutely loved the game, and has some of the most impressive story-telling of any game ever made...it is simply unforgivable for a game to be that short at a video game's price right now...
HS is definitely one of the overall best games of the year, and shouldn't be missed by any PS3 owner...I wouldn't say its a game that every PS3 owner should go out an buy...the achievements and unlockables are great...but Warhawk has given me 60+ hours of fun (estimating, the stats didn't work for almost a month for me) without question...and I got a headset included with the game...I am positive HS wouldn't give me half of that...
just so the 360 doesn't look like the garbage it is.
Yep, HS was short, but was a work of art. So I bought it.
You bubble less piece of...
we can't be friends? Your making me cry.
Good thing the multiplayer will be great. Oh wait, halo 3 has a rightful place in my 360 disc tray atm. Sorry CoD, you'll never see the inside of my Xbox =(
If this is true I will cancel my preorder and move the 20 dollar down payment into mass effect. 6 hours is a big rip off just like heavenly sword 10 dollars an hour thats ludicrous.
6 hours is fine for me if that is how long it takes a hardcore gamer to beat it. The last FPS that took me more than 10hrs to beat was Bioshock at 17hrs. If it's too short or the multiplayer isn't that good I'll just sell it and get half of my investment back so it's not a big deal to me, but then again I'm the type of person who just has to have all the Big titles right now.... Sucks cause it's so expensive. But anyway, how long did it take everyone to beat CoD2?
It was the same thing with Heavenly Sword, and now I have to admit that that was a real problem with that game. It was over before you could really sink your teeth into it. An Epic can't be that short.
Developers need to stop doing this, people pay $60 for games now. What the hell makes them think they can get away with 5 hours long? A game should be atleast 15 hours long.
Since heavenly sword had no replay value once you beat the game thats it.
Call of Duty 4 has Achievements to go back and get. Has a mulitplayer mode that will keep you playing well after the 5-6 hr run. This news equates more to Halo 3.
Its 5-6 hours on normal difficulty. Why do reviewers that are probably pretty good at fps play at this easy difficulty?
skill 1 is for total newcomers, skill 2 for people who have played a fps before, 3 for experienced fps players and 4 for the real hardcore people that want a serious challange.
Yes you can compare with Heavenly Sword. If you're not a fan of multiplayer/online gaming, why even buy the game at this point? So it depends on the buyer.
Halo 3 is the same, 6 hours worth of single player campaign.
Heavenly Sword is actually the first game I've ever replayed because it isn't really long. After all the games I've played it's hard to replay a game that I have already played from beginning to end thats really long. With HS I can replay this great game to the end and enjoy it over and over. Kinda like watching your favorite movie over watching all 3 lord of the rings extended movie editions (don't have the time).
yoyo the replay value of Call Of Duty is the online multiplayer
Forget the single player. Who still plays Halo 3 after beating it once? Call Of Duty 4 got a hell of a online multiplayer. Expect it to be great.
and that's why you can't compare with heavenly sword.
i really liked the game and there are many parts that are so much fun, i love to replay sections at a time.
i'm replay the game from the beginning now on Hell mode for fun and to show what the ps3 is really capable of. fighting 1000s of enemies at one time is CRAZY!!!
also i can't see anyone getting through HS in 6 hours. it's not that easy. you definately can't just mash buttons and run through enemies so i don't know how anyone could get through it that quickly.
If CoD is 6 hours thats not too bad to me. i really don't have time or the attention span to play 30 hours worth game time. i had Oblivion and hated it because i knew i'd never finish the whole thing.
I would disagree with your assessment of Halo 3 but maybe you are a much better player than I - I found Heroic to relatively challenging and was no where close to beating Halo 3 in 6 hours - I suspect it is going to be more like 15-20 hours. But then I don't get to play much and kinda suck I guess.
Still - back on topic - I am mostly interested in single player games so a short single-player campaign is a non-starter.
I wont get it then. We still dont have good internet connections in Lebanon. I was going to get it because of the single player. If this is true, im out.
that cant be right, cod2 and 3 were at least 10 hours
I hate to say it but COD4 just got bumped to my "rental" list.
id rather have a quality expierence (short but amazing) over a quantity (long and boring) expierence.
Quality > Quantity is the basic gist
i played well over 50 hours alone within a few weeks in the beta alone...3 maps over and over...it's that good, the multiplayer is very deep....the fact that it has a multiplayer mode makes it worthwhile over other short games that dont.
The singleplayer may be kinda short, but it's filled with awesome moments. I'm sure it looks great and is a blast, probably has pretty good replayability too because IW may have incorporated some unlockables, or something to make you want to go back and beat it a few more times.
But yea the replayability of this game lies within it's MP. I had over 3 days logged on the Beta. It had more of my free time than Halo 3 does right now.
Im a multiplayer gamer, so i dont care how long the game is.
BTW its 5-6 hours long probably on easy.
No, its 5-6hours on normal difficulty.
when was cod series raved about cause of its single player ? u shud noticed some games focus more on multiplayer than single player HEAVEN SWORD WAS 6HRS WITH NO MULTIPLAYER this games is a multiplayer game if u played the 1st beta u wud understand .
MP is the only thing that makes me even think about a game. SP means little to nothing!
This game's going to have single player?
NOT A BIG DEAL...isnt that the same length as the Halo3 games single player campaign...and it still got a 97%.......but ill bet the reviewers dock the PS3 version for being to short(heavenly sword) and leave the Xbrok360 version of Call of Duty with high scores
but you are so full of sh!t if you beat Halo 3 on Heroic or Legendary in 5-6 hours. Stop playing your games on Easy!!
I hope this game matches Call of Duty 2 in length and I will be happy. That game was the perfect length/pacing for me.
They never stated wether their completion time on the single player for COD4 was on normal...or hard...they just stated the time they completed it....and all the reviewers of Halo3 said they completed it on normal in 5-6 HOURS and it still got a 97%???!!!!!!!so dont use the lame ass excuse ...oh well if you want it to last longer...put it on harder...thats like saying..if you want it the game to last longer...play it slower..U TARD!!!
shorter the campaign time is,the quicker I can enjoy multiplayer.
P L A Y B 3 Y O N D
I am not surprised in the least. From the demo and movies, the levels it appears are extremely linear. Not just in layout but in game speed as you are driven along in a direction and pace determined by the devs. No freedom to explore, be tactical, etc. Go go go. You are actually punished for daring and trying to do other than exactly, precisely what they want.
Sadly that's been the case since CoD 1.
I'm not sure if I wanna plunk down $60 for it. I doubt many of the people on my friends list will be getting it, and I prefer to party up with friends for MP.
Nice and short... and since the Xbox 360 achievements are based on the single player game, this will be easy.
..and yet you still try turn it into a plus for the 360, dude you got issues.
How much of an idiot are you? All I'm saying is that since the achievements for the game are based on the campaign game it will be easy points to rack up for ME. NOT YOU OR ANYONE ELSE.
Only a fanboy would come up with a comment like yours. If there's anyone here who's got issues, it's you, douchebag.
5 hours? W T F Hell?
That's going to hurt a lot the reviews of this game.
5 to 6 hours of gameplay in campaign
...or im not gonna be happy :(
to much attention on multiplayer lately, i think game developers are forgetting that some of us love to play through a story, once the multiplayer was the 'extra' you got with a game, not anymore.
this is what all games with multiplayer will be like form now on, super short campaigns, sad sad sad
then devs can kiss a lot of $$$ goodbye.
Guys... it's a RUMOR. That's the problem with this friggin' page. Anybody can post anything and it has instant credibility.
another game added to the bottom of my list to get games
How many hours COD3 had?
is 10 hours long as Halo 3!!!! This article should be held as fake!!!! read the latest issue of Official Xbox Magazine(US) that has Call of Duty 4 for the book Cover. The editors said that it's 10 hours long and it has a mulitplayer that could rival Halo. They gave Call of Duty 4 a perfect 10!!!! with only one problem(some areas are too tough they said). They would won't give it a 10 if the game was 5 to 6 hours long.
fuk cod4 metal gear solid 4 ftw!!!!
yea metal gear!!!! (dont ask me y i have sam fisher as my name and a pic from splinter cell)
killzone 2 sux
u'r right 1000000%
8GB=6hours, assuming same development and quality, so 50GB=37.5hours
KZ2, Uncharted, R&C all sux...
Only MGS4 is good and its definitely gonna be port
Flame on... lol
BS!!!!!!! I'M GETTING SO F*** TIRED OF THIS SH!T......LOOK AT MASS EFFECT 30 HOURS OF GAMEPLAY FOR THE CORE STORY.........GUESS WHAT IT'S ON ONE DVD. YOU ARE ALL STUPID, AND YOU ALL HAVE NO CONCEPT OF TECHNOLOGY, GET THE F*** OVER YOURSELVES!!
how f**king stupid can you be duma**,a game developer never made a game short for any console and that's a fact.
you are so damn stupid that when 2 writers were interviewd on g4 at the tgs and they were asked why the 360 isn't selling in japan and they said because the japanese people are proud of their country and companies and they like to help their on economy out and they just refuse to buy any products that's from another country,especialy in the U.S.and you still pull for a company from japan and against one from the U.S.
dum a** people like you can't even get the hint that a person must try and support their on country if they can,it must be true when they said that japanese people are smarter then us because you are 1 damn duma**.if you had any sence you would see that supporting a foreign company and hoping that an american company fail is just shamfull.
the U.S used to be the richest country in the world untill years ago when they started letting japan and china import their products over here at a cheaper price.the U.S had a strong economy and people worked for a U.S company and it made more taxes for the U.S because an american company pays more taxes then one from over seas.
i know that you can't understand but read this carefully.
first- japan only allow about 1/4 of imports from the U.S that they export.
second- an american can't own or be a partner in a company in japan.
third- japan own over 1/3 of the U.S
forth-japan own about 90% of the companies in the U.S.
the reason that they do is because people that keep buying their products give them the power to.years a go they came out with a slogan that said look for american made products to support your country.they said that if we don't start buying american products then we will start depeding on forign country for products and it will hurt us in the long run,well the majorty of the country didn't listen and instead of being the richest country in the world we are in third place now,and on top of all this we had to borrow billions and billions of dollars from china and we will have to go bankrupt if china call all the U.S debt in,and as long as we keep buying products from forign countries it will get worse but people like you still choose to buy forign products even when we own them billions and billions of $s and instead of buying american products to help out the U.S economy you still choose to buy japans and chinas products making their country richer and the U.S weaker and poorer.
so keep buying forign products and hoping a company from japan wins and one from the U.S fails, even when you have a chance to choose a product from the U.S. when the U.S can't survive without japan and china because people kept buying their products making them richer and trying to make an american company fail and making the U.S poorer because any way you look at it buying products from forign countries help them out a lot more then the U.S.
just think for a minute,when the U.S depended on their own companies for everything we were the richest country in the world and we didn't owe china and japan anything but when the U.S started letting japan and china selling their products in the U.S we been heading downhill ever sence,for exsample when toyota came to the U.S it was the cheapest cars you could buy but as soon as they took over the car industry and forced american car plants to closed down they went up on their prices and now they are the most expensive cars out of the big three.but people refused to buy american and now we are the third richest country in the world and owe china and japan billions and billions of $s.
so like henery rolling says,they have the U.S over a barrel with it's paints down fu**ing the hell out of it,so thanks and be proud for what you help accomplish but for me i'm ashamed to see americans act the way they do to american companies hoping that they fail and one from overseas wins.
well games do seem to be getting shorter this is probably true.
What about Heavenly Sword and Lair, they are 1ST Party Games on the PS3 and they are 5 to 6 Hours long with no Online Play. Check Your Self Before You Wreck Your Self Fool.
Come on, that's like saying 9bg is somehow bigger than 25gb. Yes, it's a fact that you can make bigger games on the Ps3, but that doesn't mean every single Ps3 exclusive is going to be over 2 times larger than the biggest 360 game.
Wow what a way of owning a person... LMAO
Can i get an owned...? jajajajajaja
a DVD has one movie right with DVD quality, but it can have like 10 movies DivX quality. so heavenly sword, lair were programmed on higher levels of details that took more space. problem with both games devs focused on details and didn't pay much attention on gameplay which will be fixed next sequel.
COD4 were programmed on a certain level of details and quality to be reached, so if they used more space, it trasforms to mor levels, that lead to longer gameplay.
So, don't compare oranges and grapes.