Can games be too long for you?

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User Info: Gunvalkyrie2

Gunvalkyrie2
2 years ago#1
I'm about 30% into assassins creed 4 black flag and I've been playing this thing for hours and hours and hours and honestly I think I'm just getting tired of it.. Partly because the story seems to have drifted away from the observatory and I honestly don't even know what's going on... Do you ever just give up on games that seem like more of a chore then enjoyable?

By the way I actually love this game but there's a serious lack of variety in the environments I think I'm just getting tired of seeing tropical forest and ships!!
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User Info: Cows Go Hisssss

Cows Go Hisssss
2 years ago#2
Mass Effect 3 and every game made by Bethesda is too long.

The best lengths for me is 10-30 hours of single player mode.

30 hours if its a huge RPG. (Mass Effect 3, Bethesda games)
20 hours if its an open world action adventure game. (Assassins Creed, Grand Theft Auto, Watch Dogs, Saints Row)
15 hours if its a single player linear action game. (Dead Space, Portal, Half Life 2, BioShock)
10 hours or less if it's a tacked on single player mode for a online multiplayer focused game. (Call of Duty, Battlefield)

Anything past 30 hours and I'm done. My backlog is too large. The only games I play longer than 30 hours are online multiplayer games.
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User Info: garcia_jx

garcia_jx
2 years ago#3
I think some games are just too long, and I get bored before I finish them.

User Info: holden4ever

holden4ever
2 years ago#4
It depends on the game but I generally like a 10+ hour story. The longer the better with some games.
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User Info: Shura_Surplice

Shura_Surplice
2 years ago#5
I played Skyrim 100+ hours then my xbox slim hdd died and everything was lost, got a new one and played it again for more than 100 hours lol.

I like long games, at least 20 hours, if it is less then I feel is not worth the 60 dollars.
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User Info: jellybeanmaster

jellybeanmaster
2 years ago#6
Wasnt until skyward sword that i realized the answer could be yes. God finishing the game was a chore
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User Info: darkness1018

darkness1018
2 years ago#7
Yes. For me Xenoblade lasted way longer then it needed to be & didn't even wanna finish after 50hrs & finding out in not near the end yet.
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User Info: uniquebadger

uniquebadger
2 years ago#8
If i know a game will only take 15-25 hours to beat i will either rent it or wait till it is around $25 to buy, definitely not worth $60 to me. For any RPG i would prefer to get 40+ hours of gameplay out of it.

User Info: scoobydoobydont

scoobydoobydont
2 years ago#9
Depends on the game. I would honestly be disappointed if a Bethesda game was less than 200-300 hours. Bioshock games otoh all went on a bit too long. And AssCreed is too long, but only because they churn them out so fast. If they had 2 or 3 years between them I would be happy with the bloat.

So like I said, it depends.
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User Info: wrettcaughn

wrettcaughn
2 years ago#10
Cows Go Hisssss posted...
Mass Effect 3 and every game made by Bethesda is too long.

The best lengths for me is 10-30 hours of single player mode.

30 hours if its a huge RPG. (Mass Effect 3, Bethesda games)
20 hours if its an open world action adventure game. (Assassins Creed, Grand Theft Auto, Watch Dogs, Saints Row)
15 hours if its a single player linear action game. (Dead Space, Portal, Half Life 2, BioShock)
10 hours or less if it's a tacked on single player mode for a online multiplayer focused game. (Call of Duty, Battlefield)

Anything past 30 hours and I'm done. My backlog is too large. The only games I play longer than 30 hours are online multiplayer games.


This, except for the first sentence. I'll play huge RPGs for as long as they hold me. If I can enjoy a game for 100 hours then it deserves to be played for as long.
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