Control Isn't Going to Take Long to Beat and I Couldn't Be Happier About It

Ed from Twinfinite writes:

"Control isn't going to be a crazy long game. In fact, it might be kind of short by modern standards, but honestly, I'm all for it."

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Spurg72d ago

Remedy games have been really short but they are great and concise.

Fist4achin72d ago

Doesn't have to be a long slog of a game. I'm not a big fan when games fluff their story just to make it play longer.

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Larrysweet72d ago

What great games this looks like quantum break and that was dog shit

Abnor_Mal72d ago

Must be a new way of thinking, I remember when a lot of people were upset that The Order 1886 was only a out six hours long.

porkChop71d ago

The Order was 4-5 hours for a lot of people, including myself. It had very little replayability on top of being yet another cover shooter. Short games aren't a problem as long as they're good, fun, and replayable. And for reference, Control is supposed to be 10-15 hours.

SkatterBrain71d ago (Edited 71d ago )

yeah still play max payne on my phone and max payne 2, 3 on my laptop, never get bored of them

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CP_Company72d ago

it could be good if it would cost accordingly, like 30$.

VerminSC72d ago

Why is it ok for an hour and a half movie to cost $20, but if a game isn’t 20+ hours you want it to cost $20??

PowerOfTheCloud72d ago (Edited 72d ago )

1 1/2 hours for a movie is pretty standard, but nobody would be willing to spend 20$ for a movie, which is only twenty minutes long.

But ofcourse there are more things to factor in, other than the length of the game - replay value for example

CrimsonWing6972d ago

The problem is we’re getting into perceived value. What’s worth the price for one person isn’t the same for the other due to personal bias and preference.

nowitzki200472d ago (Edited 72d ago )

Who said its ok?? I dont buy movies for that reason, Redbox does the trick. Videogame less than 20 hours for $60 is just as big of a ripoff. Especially if it has no multiplayer.

opc71d ago

I have never paid $20 for a movie

ForwardDude71d ago

I don't go to movies for this exact reason. Why pay 20$ for a movie when you can buy a video game for the same price.

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Kaze8872d ago (Edited 72d ago )

Yes, lets have more games that are more about grinding or fluff content than actual good and tight package. Rage 2 gameplay was ok, but the open world was a waste of time and effort. In the shadow of war everyone really enjoyed the grind to get to the true ending because it was behind the paywall or grind ;) Playtime to beat the game does not equal to a good game or what it is worth automatically. It's kinda like when crysis came and then it seemed that graphics was the thing that people valued. now it's how long the game is, no matter how grind/pointless fluff it has. oh humanity. Their prior game alan wake basic rundown 11h and I completed that three times. Rage 2 around 15h with some extra content and I hated half of which one was more worth...hmm.

sampsonon72d ago (Edited 72d ago )

remember the backlash The Order received for being short? i loved that game and hope they make a sequel because of the story. But this game deserve the same critique if it's a short $60 game.

otherwise people are hypocrites

Abnor_Mal72d ago

Oh oh oh bu... bu... but that was different tho. /s

I thought the same thing then saw your comment, couldn't agree more.

milohighclub71d ago (Edited 71d ago )

The order was a whole 4 hrs long.

sampsonon70d ago

@milohighclub keep trying, meat.

drunkenspy00771d ago

Yep, you want to get value for your money. Unless there is a ton of replay value, of course.

opc71d ago

Every game goes on sale. If you're patient enough you can get it for $5... along with another game.

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Sharingan_no_Kakashi72d ago

I hear there's alot of sidequests that you can easily miss. And the game is really difficult. Let's go.

Italiano123456772d ago

Ill play it probably when it goes to 20 bucks or less

jznrpg72d ago

If it’s too short they should charge less than 60$

Dark_Knightmare272d ago

Thats not how this shit works and I’m tired of seeing people like you say that. You think these developers work less hard than other developers whos games are 50 or more hours?

Chexs199071d ago

And consumers should care why exactly?
None of my clients gives a s**t about what my teams do, or how hard they work.
They care about the quality of the output and the ROI. Simple as that bro.

I'm not saying that a 5 hour game can't be brilliant, but the end-user decides his perceived value of product, no matter how much work goes into it.

Tapani72d ago

They have better pacing, and higher quality moments crammed into shorter time scope compared to a 50 hour game which has less quality moments and more of the mundane. We pay the same for 1h15 minute movies and 3h30 minute movies. Some people don't want to watch long movies, some prefer to do just so. Gaming is the very same.

RSKnight71d ago

Right now you can pre-order it for $29 at the Epic Fail Store, I think that's a fair price, I don't know the price for consoles, but It may be my first purchase in the Epic Store. I may stop calling it the Epic FAIL Store.

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