Are games too long? NichBoy, Hex and Lucy O’Brien discuss.
Depends on the game. Crysis 3 I couldnt wait for it to end. Turns out it was too long for me cos I lost interest and stopped playing. Bloodborne I'm on the cusp of hitting 100 hours and I can challenge Gerhman if I want to, but I dont want it to end so I'm still running around doing what I can to prepare for NG+. Its all relative.
At what point can you challenge him? I think I can since the gate in the back is open, but I never entered (don't want to trigger a cut scene). Currently I'm going through the chalice dungeons on each type (standard and root) and level/depth. I want to kill the boss at the end before using multiple saves to get all endings.
You go manually hit the x button to talk to him first so you can go back there and at least check it out if you want to see the area. It's gorgeous.
Couldn't make it through the "massive" 6 hour campaign? I admit it wasn't my favorite FPS title, but playing it om the harder difficulties really adds depth to it. Then again, I can't tell you how many games I've put down after 1-2 hours. I think as often as not that's the case sadly.
Double post. Stupid mobile Internet!
Did you ever play Alien Isolation? No that was a game that I just could not wait for it to end.
* If a game is too long stop playing it. If a game is 50 hours, but you only wanted to play 20 hours.....then STOP playing after 20 hours... right.....??
*sigh* I hate submissions like these. It's a video and nothing but a video. The description is literally one sentence and is just there as a place holder because they want you to watch the video. **EDIT** Could be worse, could be a stupid list article.
Don't complain , it could be worse, it could be a Gamingbolt article.
Yeah you're right. Plus I just remembered I essentially tried to submit something like this a few days ago when I tried submitting a Jimquisition video so basically I just acted like a total hypocrite. In my defense though, I'm up way too late right now.
Gotta love those late nights. I say many incoherent and stupid things at 3-4am.
Is it the same Lucy who complained about Bloodborne because it's too difficult and gave a low score for it? Too difficult, too long, what else? *palmface*
Too much game. Was expecting a movie.
Lucy O'Brien works for IGN as has no credibility. She has done some aweful reviews. Very close minded. Hex is from Australian TV show Good Game. Again I find her opinions on games are often way off, not that I have watched the show enough to really know.
Is she the one who made the too much water comment?
@MasterCornholio No, different person I think but the review quality is of about the same caliber.
That's true, i got confused. Both are clueless about games.
Why can't you put too difficult or too long as reasons to not like a game? That Good Game show is hard to watch. It's really aimed at 6-14 year olds. Although sometimes Hex and Bajo do say things about some games that surprise me. It's like they're being honest. Its kinda surreal.
I am pretty sure good game spawn point is made for the younger audience the normal show is meant for older gamers.
The Order was definitely too long.
How come Hex isn't more popular and well know. She's a total game babe and more knowledgeable than say Namoni Kyle.
Because she gets it wrong too often. She didn't like Bloodborne for example.
Not everyone likes games made by From Software man.
So it's wrong to not like Bloodborne? Its not a game designed for the masses and she didn't like it. There's nothing wrong about that.
Bloodborne was just an example. There have been plenty of other good games she has given low scores to. It's not that she doesn't like them it's that she gives silly reasons. Example, she doesn't like bloodborne because it all looks the same, no variety in locations. WTF is she talking about? Sounds like she didn't get past the first area. Let's face it, if she was ugly you wouldn't care about her opinion.
Many have said before, "quality over quantity!"
The Witcher 3 is not the norm, though. We bash games for their supposed shortness in The Order, and then ask if they're too long. I understand how it can be overwhelming tackling a game of this size, but let's quit trying to fit every game into a neat box with ideal lengths, multiplayer, no multiplayer, protagonist gender, etc... I love having diversity in titles, and let's just let the Witcher be what it appears as though it's going to be, a masterpiece. By the way Lucy Hex is beautiful.
No most games these days aren't long enough
No and nevertheless there is a big variety of games for every taste nowadays, from indies to triple a titles
6 hours is too long now?
Dear god yes, mist games are way to long I sont have over 10 hours to invest in a s ok ngke player game unless it us a game like bloodborne darksouls, skyrim or fallout. But if its a generic game or a shooter, the shorter the better.
Hex is awesome.
They're padded with filler content and high difficulty sometimes, but rarely is there a perfect game that feels too long. It just depends on the game. Journey was perfect but I don't think Metal Gear Solid was long enough. At least neither had padding. I prefer short experiences generally though, so I can take in more.
Too long? Don't you mean too short?
Difficult to watch that video, they sound like people that are forcing themselves to play the games just for the reviews. Never ask a reviewer if a game is too long, they will always say yes. Its rare these days to have a games 'journalist' talk about games in a passionate way, this is why I love youtubers, they just do their own thing usually for fun and give totally honest opinions.
It depends where you are in your life. Before I had a family, I could play a 100 hour game in a week or two. Now it took me 3 months to beat Far Cry 4 and a full year for Persona 4 Golden. I pre-ordered the Witcher 3, but I'm afraid that I'll never have the time to finish it.
You're out of your element! - sorry obligatory and probably overdone. But your first point, absolutely. If I was still 14 - 24 yrs I would be playing games like Dark Souls 3x over with 300hrs+. For the young it can be easy to not see this perspective.
Does that mean they're too long, or you're too busy? I know a guy that's clocked 18,000+ hours in WoW. When I asked him why, he said, "it's the best game ever. Why would I want to play anything else?" Though I don't agree with him, you can see how one game can bring endless hours of fun to someone. I played WoW when it launched and was bored to tears after roughly 20 hours. Was the game too long? No. Was it for me? No. That's OK. You don't need to beat or 100% every game to enjoy them. I only got halfway through Demon's Souls, Dark Souls and The Witcher 1 on my first plays of the game. I still recommended them to everyone and loved that I'd have something to go back to at some point. Which I did of course. Those games are awesome!
Depends on personal preferences. Games can never be too long if they are well made and has well thought out gameplay ala Bloodborne, God of War 1, 2 & 3, The Last of Us, the very first Infamous and so on. In the 80's and 90's, games would be really long and a short one was the exception! I would rather a long and enjoyable game then playing a 5 or 6 hr campaign.
let's rephrase the question "Can we make games shorter than they are now and still charge the same amount?" That's what is really being probed here.
Yes because our average 4 hour long games we keep getting are just way to long. /s I think games should be a minimum of 20 hour long. Minimum. I won't avoid short ones but I will always feel like you went lazy. It's not fun to buy a game at midnight release and beat it the same night before bed. If you have a short campaign there better be 100s of hours of multiplayer to back it up. And I'm not being greedy because games are $100 today ($60+$40 season pass typically ) if a ps2 game has more to offer then your ps4 game then you are doing something wrong. You have hard drives in every console and 50gb bluray discs. There is no excuse for lack of content.
Some games are definately too long, even some of the 6-8 hour ones, 2 hours of great plus 4-6 hours of rinse and repeat filler. I'd like to see some 2 hour campaigns centred heavily around replayability, perhaps based upon making decisions that steer the story in a different direction each time you play or 'vantage point' style where you play the same scenario but with a different character each time.
No, but sadly with my job I have less time to play them. Which makes it harder for me to complete really long games.
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