Journey campaign length = 3 Hours

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#1 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -

I'm watching Gamespot @ E3 live, and they're interviewing the Journey design director. 
She just said that the game will take 2.5 to 3 hours to beat 
 
 
Since alot of people seem interested in this title, i thought this would be important to mention.

#2 Posted by billnyethesciencepie (1336 posts) -

never heard of it

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#3 Posted by Cirdain (3139 posts) -

Dont care. This is a unique experience from thatgamecompany. So I'll take whatever they're giving  :D

#4 Posted by Toms115 (2317 posts) -

duration of a title is completely unimportant to me. it's what you do with that time that counts.

#5 Posted by litrock (170 posts) -

That sounds around the same as their other games, maybe even a little more. So ... yep. Sign me up. I was sold anyway, nothing outside of learning the game would cause a Ringu-esque death curse to be put upon me would keep me from playing it.

#6 Posted by ChickenPants (934 posts) -

Saying that Journey has a ''campaign'' seems so dirty.

#7 Posted by Slaker117 (4843 posts) -

I seems weird to call it a "campaign".

#8 Posted by shadows_kill (3165 posts) -

Flower took like 45 mins... so..... 

#9 Posted by Soap (3639 posts) -

I wish it was a little bit longer but to be honest it's only because I'm so excited by the idea of it that I want it to go on for ages. Having said that I would rather it was only long enough to not outstay it's welcome and if they think 3 hours is the amount of time, then I trust their judgement.

#10 Posted by BeachThunder (12391 posts) -

3 hours of solid gameplay is better than 300 hours of boring crap.

#11 Posted by Catolf (2653 posts) -
@BeachThunder said:
3 hours of solid gameplay is better than 300 hours of boring crap.
this
#12 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

Stars Wars Episode 4's non interactive "campaign" takes around 2hrs to complete and yet that had 20 years worth of interest and repeat play.

#13 Posted by TheHBK (5561 posts) -

They were talking about this so much on the podcasts, and I have never heard of it.  Feel bad for the guy who was on there.

#14 Posted by Tebbit (4484 posts) -
@SeriouslyNow said:
Stars Wars Episode 4's non interactive "campaign" takes around 2hrs to complete and yet that had 20 years worth of interest and repeat play.
Meanwhile the classic Star Wars Episode 2's 2 hours 22 minutes continues to prove that bad things come in threes. And this is their third game, so...
#15 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -
@TheHBK said:
They were talking about this so much on the podcasts, and I have never heard of it.  Feel bad for the guy who was on there.
You feel bad for someone else because your ignorance keeps you from the knowledge that the dude who made Flower and flOw is releasing a new game?  You should feel embarrassed for yourself.
#16 Posted by phish09 (1110 posts) -

Oh yeah...you realize that a games length does not determine it's quality right?  I beat Portal in 2 hours the first time I played it and I beat it in under an hour the last time I played it.  Still probably one of the very best games I've ever played.  
 
I'd say a games length is no more relevant than it width with regard to how good or bad a game is.

#17 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -
@Tebbit said:
@SeriouslyNow said:
Stars Wars Episode 4's non interactive "campaign" takes around 2hrs to complete and yet that had 20 years worth of interest and repeat play.
Meanwhile the classic Star Wars Episode 2's 2 hours 22 minutes continues to prove that bad things come in threes. And this is their third game, so...
You mean Empire Strikes Back?  That's a great movie. Nuts, you are.
#18 Posted by ProfessorEss (7505 posts) -

I don't care if it's longer or shorter than their previous games as long as it's better.
 
I'm not a huge thatgamecompany fan.

#19 Posted by TheHBK (5561 posts) -
@SeriouslyNow: Sorry but I am not following this guy around and sucking his cock.  I dont follow games for a living and just read what is up on the news stories here, ign, kotaku ect.  I just have never seen anything on this game and I know I am not alone.  So what I feel bad for is that his game is not getting much coverage since it obviously hasn't caught the attention of anyone but those who busted a nut over flower.  
#20 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -
@SeriouslyNow said:
@Tebbit said:
@SeriouslyNow said:
Stars Wars Episode 4's non interactive "campaign" takes around 2hrs to complete and yet that had 20 years worth of interest and repeat play.
Meanwhile the classic Star Wars Episode 2's 2 hours 22 minutes continues to prove that bad things come in threes. And this is their third game, so...
You mean Empire Strikes Back?  That's a great movie. Nuts, you are.
Star Wars Episode 2: Empire Strikes Back 
 
Yep
#21 Posted by SSully (4315 posts) -
@phish09: There is no way you beat portal 2 in 2 hours on your first playthrough. That is speed run quality, and anyone trying to actually enjoy a game wouldn't run through it that fast the first time. 
 
On topic 3 hours is fine. Flower couldn't have been much longer.
#22 Posted by neoepoch (1295 posts) -

It isn't like the game is going to be a $60 retail release. It is going to be a downloadable game....so there isn't that big of a deal.

#23 Posted by HotToddy74 (30 posts) -

Any male who liked flower needs to have ALL his man cards revoked. That is just unacceptable.

#24 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -
@Pinworm45 said:
@SeriouslyNow said:
@Tebbit said:
@SeriouslyNow said:
Stars Wars Episode 4's non interactive "campaign" takes around 2hrs to complete and yet that had 20 years worth of interest and repeat play.
Meanwhile the classic Star Wars Episode 2's 2 hours 22 minutes continues to prove that bad things come in threes. And this is their third game, so...
You mean Empire Strikes Back?  That's a great movie. Nuts, you are.
Star Wars Episode 2: Empire Strikes Back  Yep
did you miss the word 'classic' in his post?
#25 Posted by ProfessorEss (7505 posts) -
@HotToddy74 said:
Any male who liked flower needs to have ALL his man cards revoked. That is just unacceptable.
What if watching Flower made their wives or girlfriends horny?
 
Grey areas exist everywhere my friend.
#26 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -
@SeriouslyNow said:
@Pinworm45 said:
@SeriouslyNow said:
@Tebbit said:
@SeriouslyNow said:
Stars Wars Episode 4's non interactive "campaign" takes around 2hrs to complete and yet that had 20 years worth of interest and repeat play.
Meanwhile the classic Star Wars Episode 2's 2 hours 22 minutes continues to prove that bad things come in threes. And this is their third game, so...
You mean Empire Strikes Back?  That's a great movie. Nuts, you are.
Star Wars Episode 2: Empire Strikes Back  Yep
did you miss the word 'classic' in his post?
Did you miss the run time listing? 
 
Pretty obvious he was sarcastically referring to Attack of the Clones as a "classic" movie
#27 Posted by HotToddy74 (30 posts) -

Don't try and justify your love of the fruity game with ridiculous analogies. Too funny! It's like a dude saying "Yeah man, my girl made me watch that stupid, sappy movie The Notebook again. I hate when she does that!" They try to play it off, but they know they watch it by themselves and cry....they know. LOL

#28 Posted by MeierTheRed (4941 posts) -
@Cirdain said:
Dont care. This is a unique experience from thatgamecompany. So I'll take whatever they're giving  :D
Me too.
#29 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

@HotToddy74 said:

Any male who liked flower needs to have ALL his man cards revoked. That is just unacceptable.

I love Devil Wears Prada.

@HotToddy74 said:

Don't try and justify your love of the fruity game with ridiculous analogies. Too funny! It's like a dude saying "Yeah man, my girl made me watch that stupid, sappy movie The Notebook again. I hate when she does that!" They try to play it off, but they know they watch it by themselves and cry....they know. LOL

The Notebook is a lovely movie, even though I hate ryan gosling

#30 Posted by MeierTheRed (4941 posts) -
@HotToddy74 said:
Don't try and justify your love of the fruity game with ridiculous analogies. Too funny! It's like a dude saying "Yeah man, my girl made me watch that stupid, sappy movie The Notebook again. I hate when she does that!" They try to play it off, but they know they watch it by themselves and cry....they know. LOL
Homophobes get out
 
Also if you can't cry and show feelings as a male, i feel truly sorry for you. You might grow up to be a fine serial killer someday son, make your country proud.
#31 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -
@HotToddy74 said:
Don't try and justify your love of the fruity game with ridiculous analogies. Too funny! It's like a dude saying "Yeah man, my girl made me watch that stupid, sappy movie The Notebook again. I hate when she does that!" They try to play it off, but they know they watch it by themselves and cry....they know. LOL
You have shit taste in everything, clearly. brah.
#32 Posted by phish09 (1110 posts) -
@SSully: I never said I did.  Portal 2 took me a good 8 hours to beat.
#33 Posted by SSully (4315 posts) -
@phish09 said:
@SSully: I never said I did.  Portal 2 took me a good 8 hours to beat.
Oh you said Portal, not Portal 2. What I said in my first post still applies to portal 1. I cannot imagine someone beating that game in 2 hours on their first play through. 4 is do able, but not 2.
#34 Posted by eroticfishcake (7789 posts) -

Odd how some people haven't heard of it given the recent coverage it's getting for a small title. Anyway, three hours sounds about right for this type of game. I just hope they don't charge too much for it. Flower was great and all but a little pricey for what it was.

#35 Posted by phish09 (1110 posts) -
@SSully said:
@phish09 said:
@SSully: I never said I did.  Portal 2 took me a good 8 hours to beat.
Oh you said Portal, not Portal 2. What I said in my first post still applies to portal 1. I cannot imagine someone beating that game in 2 hours on their first play through. 4 is do able, but not 2.
Based on what I was reading on the internet at the time it came out 2 hours was a pretty standard completion time for that game.  Only the last couple of test chambers really pose any kind of a challenge and once you get out of that area the puzzles are few and far between until the Galdos fight.  Like I say, the last time I played it I beat it in under an hour and I was not trying to rush my way through it either.  I think a persons IQ would have to be pretty embarassingly low to take 4 hours to finish Portal.  What takes all the time in the Portal games is figuring out what to do, if you don't get stuck anywhere you can just burn through those games.  I only remember getting stuck twice in the original Portal, but Portal 2 had quite a few puzzles that stumped me.
#36 Posted by YoungFrey (1321 posts) -

I couldn't stand Flower, but I respect what they were doing.  I'm quite interested in Journey and don't care if it only takes 3 hours.  In my experience people tend to exaggerate down a good bit on short games.  Maybe I'm a complete idiot at games, but I rarely come within an hour of the time people seem to agree a game takes.  I suspect but have no evidence that people estimate up on genres where it's considered a viture (RPGs).   And again, all money and time you spend is the same.  It's not different if you spend it at the movies or playing Black Ops.  An 8 hour $60 game is $7.5/hour.   Which means a $15 game should be at least 2 hours long (to have the same value).  
 
Because I am of a certain age (old) I can only think of Journey when people talk about this game.  The truly crazy thing is that game didn't seem at all crazy back in the day.  In an arcade where you'd play a bear, a soap bubble, a zoo keeper, a spider, and a sub-atomic particle being a famous musician didn't seem at all odd.
#37 Posted by Cupids_Hitman (164 posts) -
@TheHBK: If you read Kotaku, you should have seen this game. I've seen a decent amount of posts about it there.
#38 Posted by Kyreo (4602 posts) -

@Ahmad_Metallic said:

I'm watching Gamespot @ E3 live, and they're interviewing the Journey design director. She just said that the game will take 2.5 to 3 hours to beat Since alot of people seem interested in this title, i thought this would be important to mention.

Limbo was 2 to 3 hours and it was great. I don't have a problem with this.

Also, how do you say your name?

#39 Posted by SSully (4315 posts) -
@phish09: Maybe I am remembering the game to be longer then it actually was.
#40 Posted by benjaebe (2784 posts) -

Journey looks interesting and I like what they're doing with the multiplayer component. The art style is so reminiscent of ICO that I'd buy it based on just that, really. It's a real pleasure to look at.

#41 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -
@TheHBK said:
@SeriouslyNow: Sorry but I am not following this guy around and sucking his cock.  I dont follow games for a living and just read what is up on the news stories here, ign, kotaku ect.  I just have never seen anything on this game and I know I am not alone.  So what I feel bad for is that his game is not getting much coverage since it obviously hasn't caught the attention of anyone but those who busted a nut over flower.  
You come to games website regularly.  One of its Star journalists loves the game Flower and it has been mentioned many times on the Bombcast aside from everywhere else, just as flOw was too before it.  Sure, Chen has some fans who know more than that but even so this game has been mentioned and trailered a few times here already. 
#42 Posted by MeierTheRed (4941 posts) -
@benjaebe said:

Journey looks interesting and I like what they're doing with the multiplayer component. The art style is so reminiscent of ICO that I'd buy it based on just that, really. It's a real pleasure to look at.

Indeed, the look of the game is simply stunning, looks like a world you can just sit there and get lost in. I also agree on the multiplayer part, i'm really curious to try that out my self.
#43 Posted by Catolf (2653 posts) -
@SeriouslyNow said:
@TheHBK said:
@SeriouslyNow: Sorry but I am not following this guy around and sucking his cock.  I dont follow games for a living and just read what is up on the news stories here, ign, kotaku ect.  I just have never seen anything on this game and I know I am not alone.  So what I feel bad for is that his game is not getting much coverage since it obviously hasn't caught the attention of anyone but those who busted a nut over flower.  
You come to games website regularly.  One of its Star journalists loves the game Flower and it has been mentioned many times on the Bombcast aside from everywhere else, just as flOw was too before it.  Sure, Chen has some fans who know more than that but even so this game has been mentioned and trailered a few times here already. 
It has been shown as SeriouslyNow says, I knew nothing about Journey till I saw a news article on it here and I am very interested, i never played flower or FlOw but if this is any good I'll be looking into checking them out.
#44 Posted by Ezlo (49 posts) -

@TheHBK said:

@SeriouslyNow: Sorry but I am not following this guy around and sucking his cock. I dont follow games for a living and just read what is up on the news stories here, ign, kotaku ect. I just have never seen anything on this game and I know I am not alone. So what I feel bad for is that his game is not getting much coverage since it obviously hasn't caught the attention of anyone but those who busted a nut over flower.

There have been videos on the front page recently about it, including just before E3 if I remember correctly. Never played flower before and the video made me extremely interested. Other sites haven't seemed to be covering that much though, very sad.

#45 Posted by BBQBram (2291 posts) -

@SeriouslyNow: Empire Strikes Back = Episode Two? What have you been smoking.

#46 Posted by onarum (2273 posts) -

Yeah that is very short, but they said the same thing about Flower and I was able to squeeze almost 10 or so out of it by collecting everything, finding a few secrets and stuff.
 
Also it will probably be just 10 bucks so... I think it will be worth it, especially since it seems the kind of game you would be playing again from time to time, like Flower is to me.

#47 Posted by PixelPrinny (1050 posts) -
@Catolf said:
@SeriouslyNow said:
@TheHBK said:
@SeriouslyNow: Sorry but I am not following this guy around and sucking his cock.  I dont follow games for a living and just read what is up on the news stories here, ign, kotaku ect.  I just have never seen anything on this game and I know I am not alone.  So what I feel bad for is that his game is not getting much coverage since it obviously hasn't caught the attention of anyone but those who busted a nut over flower.  
You come to games website regularly.  One of its Star journalists loves the game Flower and it has been mentioned many times on the Bombcast aside from everywhere else, just as flOw was too before it.  Sure, Chen has some fans who know more than that but even so this game has been mentioned and trailered a few times here already. 
It has been shown as SeriouslyNow says, I knew nothing about Journey till I saw a news article on it here and I am very interested, i never played flower or FlOw but if this is any good I'll be looking into checking them out.
You have never played Flower, Cat?! I thought I knew you!
#48 Edited by CaptainCody (1521 posts) -

If this is 3 hours it's either going to be hit or miss, based on whether or not this experience can really keep up with what it is about for that long a period of time.

#49 Edited by Catolf (2653 posts) -
@PixelPrinny: *sob* i know! but I never had a card and then forgot about it, i was curious about it before. Been getting side track.
#50 Posted by Xeiphyer (5611 posts) -

He also stated replayability and that number is assuming you are actively trying to complete the game without exploring and finding all the other shit, which, is not how you play that game.

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