Length?

#1 Posted by Dudacles (1444 posts) -

For those that have completed it already, I need to decide which game to get tomorrow; Fallout 3 or Gears 2. I'm currently inclined towards Gears 2, but the question is: will the singleplayer keep me busy for about 5 days? I know the multi will be a good timefiller as well, so that's good.

#2 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -

Every review and person I've heard from says it runs approximately 10 hours.

#3 Posted by DualReaver (3882 posts) -

Yeah, I've heard around 8-10 hours.

#4 Posted by MB (12190 posts) -

That's about right...10 seems to be pushing it a little, though.  I think it took me around 8, at the most.

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#5 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

But this is only really if you focus on the main story. The sidequests and things will add on a significant chunk of time.

#6 Posted by samcotts (2258 posts) -
HandsomeDead said:
"But this is only really if you focus on the main story. The sidequests and things will add on a significant chunk of time."
Gears 2 has sidequests?
Do you mean Fallout 3?
#7 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -
samcotts said:
"HandsomeDead said:
"But this is only really if you focus on the main story. The sidequests and things will add on a significant chunk of time."
Gears 2 has sidequests?
Do you mean Fallout 3?
"
Yeah, I do. Sorry, i'm a mess today.
#8 Posted by MB (12190 posts) -

Haha, side quests.  I guess going around and collecting everything could add some length to Gears 2, although that isn't exactly something I consider fun.

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#9 Posted by Dudacles (1444 posts) -

I honestly can't decide which game to get, I think I'll end up having to flip a coin. Fallout 3 or Gears 2. Who knew it could be so hard? >_<

#10 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

I hear the campaign is about 9-12 hours.

#11 Posted by Jordan23 (1000 posts) -

Yeah, I heard roughly about 10-12 hours (I guess it's all about your play style).

#12 Posted by MB (12190 posts) -

Guys did you not even read the post?  I finished Gears 2 yesterday, it clocked in just under 8 hours or so.

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#13 Posted by samcotts (2258 posts) -
dudacles said:
"I honestly can't decide which game to get, I think I'll end up having to flip a coin. Fallout 3 or Gears 2. Who knew it could be so hard? >_<"
If you know what's good for you, Gears 2 :)
I'm sure you'll want to play through it more then once anyhow, if you're anything like me.
#14 Posted by oobs (338 posts) -

its probably longer but it seems much easier than the last game am playing on normal ..just dying here and there at certain spots..but other than that it seems to be pretty easy

#15 Posted by AkumaX (248 posts) -

Get Gears if you have Xbox Live, then when you're tired of multiplayer get Fallout, it's not getting any worse a game if you wait a couple of months -trust me it's brilliant -whereas with Gears you'll miss out on the bulk of online joy if you don't get it now.

#16 Posted by jakob187 (21662 posts) -

I can't get into Gears 2 the same way that I couldn't get into Gears 1.  It's not that it's a bad game, because by all means, I can tell that Gears 2 is designed very well.  It's just not what I want.

With that unnecessary opinion thrown out there, we got it on Wednesday, and one of my buddies was playing on Lansharx53.  I don't know how far in he is, but he's only been on it for about 6 hours.  He's finishing on his Xbox at home tonight.
#17 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

I finished Gears of War 2 on co-op (Hardcore difficulty) in 8 and a half hours.

#18 Posted by bwooduhs (1616 posts) -

If you want a short highly polished game get Gears but if you want a beast of a game thats real buggy get fallout.

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