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#1 Posted by Ozzie (232 posts) -

In short, it doesn't. The length of a single player campaign that is full cost, has no other modes, and no replay ability is an important part to think about. Mainly because you deserve to know "Hey this game is great, but short. So if money is tight and you want a lot of bang for your buck then consider that before getting it".

But since this game is apparently not really good it's just another reason for people to complain about it.

Really this is probably what makes games so much harder to review than movies. Movies cost the same to see no matter what (unless you have to watch them in 3D). So it's never about length, it's about quality. Sure some movies are longer than others, but no one ever associates a 3 hr movie being a better value than a 1 1/2 hr movie.

This is what made Dan's review of that Toad game so odd but fair. The reality is that most people don't read a full review. They'll look at the numbers and say 9.0 ok great I'll buy it. So the only way to express the problem with the length of a game, in a way that the general audience can see, is in the final score.

#2 Posted by Ozzie (232 posts) -

Holy shit, that article by rock paper scissors...

#3 Posted by Ozzie (232 posts) -

Beating the hell level in Spelunky is up probably the greatest gaming moment I've had in recent years. And getting the damn achievement for launching the garden gnome in the rocket in Half-life 2 episode 2 was another.

#4 Edited by Ozzie (232 posts) -

After the complete letdown Kinect was I really have my doubts about this. We're just getting VR right now we're jumping to holograms already? I don't know you guys...

#5 Posted by Ozzie (232 posts) -

If you want to really get messed up, just drink every time Brad says "you know?"

#6 Posted by Ozzie (232 posts) -

A weekly podcast on what is broken in Vinny's house

Sold!

#7 Posted by Ozzie (232 posts) -

@jslack: Window's 7, 64bit, Chrome version: 39.0.2171.95 m

#8 Posted by Ozzie (232 posts) -

Seriously though need more games, could give two shits if it's exclusive or not. This generation needs more big budget new IP. So many remakes and indie game but I want something to show the power of these systems, damn it!

#9 Posted by Ozzie (232 posts) -

I get the same kind of issue but mine goes backwards. Using google Chrome

#10 Edited by Ozzie (232 posts) -

Holy Shit, didn't expect to see this today. Good luck out there Patrick, and don't stop fighting the good fight!