Is COD4 Short? Then What's Your Sweet Spot?

From Kotaku:

"An early review of Call of Duty 4 allegedly leaked in which OXM said the game had a 5 to 6 hour single player campaign when played at normal difficulty. As we've seen already in games like Heavenly Sword, short playtime can get you a bad rep quick. Obviously, COD4 will fall back on expansive multiplayer for added value, but my intent here is not to trash its game length, features, etc.

In the interest of developer-accessible census - what is the sweet spot for a single player campaign length? Personally, I like between 8-12 hours...15 tops. Anything longer and I will absolutely never beat it. Anything shorter and I feel gypped - not for what I paid as much as accomplishment. Ultimately, gameplay always triumphs and exceptions apply. But for your average game, how long should it be?"

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Scythesean4873d ago (Edited 4873d ago )

that does sound really short and with no coop it is really going to suck

Ok I was misunderstood that game isn't going to suck the shortness of single player is going to suck.

TeaDouble_E4873d ago (Edited 4873d ago )

Just be grateful it has online play.

Edit: The people who disagree with me doesn't want online ? I guess you suck at multiplayer or your to poor to afford high speed internet.

ATLRoAcH4873d ago (Edited 4873d ago )

I think some people just click disagree on every comment.Watch me get a disagree.That would be like disagree to disagree.

(edit) Ha! told you people would disagree.What the hell?

Tsalagi4873d ago (Edited 4873d ago )

People who prefer a good single player campaign are who disagree. Not everyone likes to play online death matches all the time and actually prefer to just play single player. Take me for example, i have a 10MB connection and don't suck at online multi-player but i still would rather kick back and enjoy a good story driven single player game.

Now if COD4 had online Coop i would be playing it nightly with my brother and friends . Screwing around in games like Gears, RB6, Halo 3, and especially Crackdown coop are just more fun to me than "let's see who can get the most kills" death match type games.

*Edit - It wasn't me that disagreed with you either.*

ry-guy4873d ago

I agree. A strong story driven game will always trump strong mutliplayer.

Sometimes the douchebaggery can be too much online and I enjoy crushing the computer and not having to wade through crap.

andy0014873d ago

Some people treat video gaming as a competition, some people will treat video gaming as an immersive movie, and some as a party game, and some as a brainteaser. There are probably more reasons but I can't think of them right now.

At the end of the day, developers should not think that they can simply rely on the multiplayer to pull them through. I require a good campaign in my shooting/action games. I do not think shooting people is a sport, so I choose to play racing/sports games to satisfy my competitive spirit. If COD4 is only 5 or 6 hours long, then that is very poor, and I will not buy, despite having bought the first one on PC and Call of Duty 2 on the 360.

Games can be too long though, and games like WoW or other MMO games which are 'never ending' do not interest me either. I think anywhere between 12 and 20 hours for the average gamer is fine. I recently played through Sands of Time on the Xbox and it was better than either Halo3 or Heavenly Sword, so I am looking forward to Assassins Creed as that seems to be right up my street.

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TheXgamerLive4873d ago (Edited 4873d ago )

It's refearing to saved game play time of hours played. So 6 hrs. could potentially be 20 hrs. of game play if you replay bad or weaker area's of levels played or replayed.

I personally love long games as well as action packed shorter games, but usually not less than 8 hrs. of saved game play though. Kotor I & II was a great example. Those were great for somewhere between 40 & 60 hrs. of saved game play.

Also, no cheat books,I hate supposed gamers who say, "Oh I beat that game in 5 hrs.", yeah using none of your own skill or brain power but instead using a cheat book.

Komrad4873d ago

however long rainbow six vegas single player was, is my sweet spot... whats that around 10 hrs?

Charlie26884873d ago

R6V was around 8 to 10 hours

And I actually found the game sort of short I think due to the fact that in some missions the game encourage you to be VERY fast, for example the last mission was over VERY fast and the cliffhanger ending didn't help AT ALL

Komrad4873d ago

i'm with you about the pacing on the finale. I do love the battle to the first casino after the border town mission.

Martini4873d ago

R6V might be more then 8-10 if you go with realistic difficulty. That game kicked ass btw.

happygamer4873d ago

thats how long games usually are these days it seems like.

gunnerforlife4873d ago

what if someone dosent like online play like me for example what then, they need to stop doing this because i wont dish out $100(£50) for a game thats gone last me 5 hours, thats why i like dmc its fuking long, and the replay value is madness i have to finish every mode to feel satisfied with it XD

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