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What's a good game length in hours for you?

#1cod4lyfe1997Posted 2/22/2014 5:37:09 PM
How many hours justifies a full-priced game for you? (40-60 bux) - Results (486 votes)
Don't care just want the multiplayer
1.44% (7 votes)
7
4-10 hours
6.17% (30 votes)
30
15-20
28.4% (138 votes)
138
25-40
37.04% (180 votes)
180
50-100
17.08% (83 votes)
83
100+
9.88% (48 votes)
48
This poll is now closed.
Keep in mind this if you are buying a full-priced game! I like games that last more than 10 hours, and 25-40 hours is kind of the sweet spot for me, but I love games that have a ton of replayability. A lot of games barely last 10 hours now which is disappointing.
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#2-5xad0w-Posted 2/22/2014 5:39:36 PM(edited)
I voted 25-40 assuming it's not a sandbox/open ended affair.

*edit*

And to clarify, that would be for a single play through, even if it had a newgame+ type incentive or some such.

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#3Orestes417Posted 2/22/2014 5:40:22 PM(edited)
Long enough to cover the interesting parts, short enough to not outstay it's welcome. I don't want to play a non-multiplayer shooter for over a hundred hours. I don't want to see a story driven RPG finishable in less than ten.

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#4AlleRacingPosted 2/22/2014 5:47:21 PM
I voted for don't care, but not because of multiplayer. The only caveat I have to add to that is the game should not be too short. I generally expect 10+ hours out of a full price game, with some exceptions if it is very well made and enjoyable. However, even then, at 6 hours or less, I'll still feel very ripped off.
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#5cod4lyfe1997(Topic Creator)Posted 2/22/2014 5:48:38 PM
AlleRacing posted...
I voted for don't care, but not because of multiplayer. The only caveat I have to add to that is the game should not be too short. I generally expect 10+ hours out of a full price game, with some exceptions if it is very well made and enjoyable. However, even then, at 6 hours or less, I'll still feel very ripped off.


I just finished Dishonored and had a lot of fun with it. But I beat it in 9 hours, was very surprised and disappointed. I would have felt unhappy if I bought it full price
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#6PanopictonguyPosted 2/22/2014 5:56:21 PM
To long and I went finish it. There's no such thing as too short as long as there's tons of optional content. Multiple difficulties, fun collectibles, challenges, alternate endings, additional story elements, special cheat modes...etc.

RPG's like Infinite Undiscovery have the perfect length IMO because of all the collectibles, missables, and challenges you have a reason to replay.

I prefer replaying a game as opposed to playing a game that never ends.
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#7somebody336Posted 2/22/2014 5:57:01 PM
4-10 hours as long as they avoid the filler.
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#8cod4lyfe1997(Topic Creator)Posted 2/22/2014 5:58:14 PM
Panopictonguy posted...
To long and I went finish it. There's no such thing as too short as long as there's tons of optional content. Multiple difficulties, fun collectibles, challenges, alternate endings, additional story elements, special cheat modes...etc.

RPG's like Infinite Undiscovery have the perfect length IMO because of all the collectibles, missables, and challenges you have a reason to replay.

I prefer replaying a game as opposed to playing a game that never ends.


Oh yeah totally forgot Dishonored had multiple endings and stuff, but I don't see myself buying DLC. Do you guys DLC is a legitimate way to extend life to a game if it's story based?
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#9AlleRacingPosted 2/22/2014 6:00:07 PM
somebody336 posted...
4-10 hours as long as they avoid the filler.


Bioshock Infinite was 9 hours and had filler.
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#10GynthaeresPosted 2/22/2014 6:04:45 PM
Depends on the game.

In general, probably about 8-15 hours on one playthrough for action games / shooters / linear platformers. RPGs and sandboxy exploration games, about 20-40+ hours. RTS, I think the campaign should be around 20-30 hours.

I'd also prefer shorter vs. a longer game with lots of filler "content".
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