Like you, I was a little disappointed to see this, but only because the game is looking so amazing. And in-case you missed it there was a Youtuber who uploaded the entire game, his account has since been deleted, but among a lot of things we learned, one of them is that the game is only 5.5 hours, depending on how you play.
Are we gamers becoming too jaded, I mean are we expecting too much for our $60 dollars or are our expectations becoming too unrealistic. I can't answer that, but that is the question I would like to ask you.
This game could be a little longer if you take your time, or shorter if you like to speed through things. Here is the thing though. I know size really should not matter as it’s really all about the experience but for a game that has no Multiplayer, is it kind of important to make sure the campaign is longer than a standard game that does have Multiplayer. Or does that not matter to you?
For me I don’t want to judge it too harsh, but I really doubt there will be replay value, there never really is most of the time with these games, but I guess if the story is really good and the game is a lot of fun to play it won’t be that bad. I am a little worried since the last of us -an amazing game- was 10 hours long, and it had a pretty cool Multiplayer.
I remember playing Bioshock Infinite and thinking, wow this is really good, but why no Multiplayer, that game could have been really amazing with a nice Multiplayer. The world just seems like it would have been amazing to play in, with the whole roller coaster thing theme too, that little tool you just held in your arm. Could have been amazing.
So does the Order 1886 get a pass, the thing is, I don’t know, but what I do know from the videos I watched from the Youtube leak, is that the game is looking amazing, and there is a real tone being set that really seems to make the game come to life.
The game seems to slow down but then catches itself and picks right back up, there are a lot of cut-scenes but there are two ways you can look at this, for me I looked at the video and thought wow, these are perfect they set the tone and the mood and give purpose to what you're doing.
Or you can look at it as this is in the way of me just getting back to killing or hunting down the monsters. Either way your opinion going in will set the tone for you, and cause the game to either fall on it’s sword, or raise that sword to victory.
If you didn’t see any of the videos then you're in for a treat. I would say the best thing to do is go in with an open mind. Pay really close attention, don’t let anyone tell you about the game and spoil it for you, by explaining parts or talking it about it, it has something really nice building, and it can only be delivered if you experience it for yourself. Kind of like watching a Movie. That’s probably the best way to describe it, The Order 1886 is a Movie that you're watching, but then start to play. The cutscenes are like watching an animated movie -Beowolf- comes to mind, that’s the bar these graphics mark this game tries to hit and it’s stunning. This game will spoil you, because once you see this, all other games seem like they really need to step up there graphics. It’s the one thing in-which the order is really trying to push the bar.
Some of the detail in the world starts to amaze you. It will be talked about for days and days after this one is released. If you're ready to really fall into something new and different, if you're ready to just be an open minded gamer, meaning just take a deep breathe and play the game without the hype wagon and without expectations, just slow down and play the game, taking in the story then I think you're really going to enjoy this one, you’re about to really get a good look at a true nex gen title. For better or Worse, I’m excited, and I can’t wait. The five hours does not bother me, but that’s only if it’s really good. -And I get the feeling it will be. I think you just have to have an open mind going in.
That's the key, keeping an open mind going in, kind of like when someone told you to download the P.T. demo, you had no real idea what to expect, so you didn't really judge it before playing you just went in, and took it all in. If you come in with no per-expectations or hyped up views, this will then be a better game experience.
The thing is I know people are going to flame the game for being so short, and I would say it's justified, I can't blame them, but the reason I feel bad for the developers is because they clearly tried to push the envelope and take the graphics to Cinematic Movie level, some of the best CGI seen on console. But this level of detail comes at a price, apparently the price is the length of the game.
A Price Gamers seem to be unwilling to pay. As the internet has gone crazy talking about cancelling their pre-orders and possible getting the game used later when it's 30 to 20 bucks instead. And that kind of feedback has got to hurt for the developers. My question to you would be, is that fair?
So is 5.5 hours a deal breaker for you are you cancelling your pre-order?