Is it me, or was the game really short? ( no spoilers )

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#1 Posted by blazerx9x (648 posts) -

Yeah, well i just recently beat this game and I was really glad I did, worth the $60 purchase, but I don`t know if it`s just me, but, was the game really short for you guys? I mean, i haven`t went for the platinum, and i wasn`t really distracted with all the other things to do, i spent a little time hunting and crap, but thats about it, i didn`t really bother to help strangers or anything, so it could just be me but, I feel that the main story campaign was pretty short, I didn`t spend too much time on the multiplayer, probably like 50 minutes all together, but other than that, the game just kinda flew by, is there really anything I can do besides trying the poker and all that other stuff, because I honestly wasn`t amused trying those

#2 Posted by LiquidPrince (15919 posts) -

How short is short. How long did it take you to beat it?

#3 Posted by blazerx9x (648 posts) -
@LiquidPrince: 6-7 hours
#4 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

How long did you play for? Cause It took me maybe 20 hours to finish it. Which I feel with the 12 hour games no a days is great. And I now have over 50 hours including online and side stuff.  
 
 

@blazerx9x

said:

" @LiquidPrince: 6-7 hours "

....I find that impossible. Unless you skip all cut scenes. And speed run it all.  As well as only fast traveling. 
 
Then you are not playing the game. Your just speed running it. 
#5 Posted by pbhawks45 (736 posts) -

Yeah, it took me around 40 hours to beat. Granted, I did some a lot of side quests, but 6-7 hours? That's weird.

#6 Posted by LiquidPrince (15919 posts) -
@blazerx9x said:
" @LiquidPrince: 6-7 hours "
...
#7 Posted by blazerx9x (648 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man: 
i did skip most cut scenes, and I did use the improved campsite to travel places, so that`s probably one reason
#8 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@blazerx9x said:
" @The_Laughing_Man:  i did skip most cut scenes, and I did use the improved campsite to travel places, so that`s probably one reason "
Then you just speed ran it. You enjoyed none of the game then.  
 
So no its not short. Its just the way you played 
#9 Posted by blazerx9x (648 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man: 
 
so i should probably go back and try finishing the  side quest`s huh?
#10 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@blazerx9x said:
" @The_Laughing_Man:   so i should probably go back and try finishing the  side quest`s huh? "
They will easily add much more time. Not to mention the challenges. 
#11 Posted by tranquilchaos (573 posts) -

So let's pretend for a moment that I believe you... You skipped the cutscenes and fast travelled everywhere? Why the fuck did you bother to play this game?

#12 Posted by RVonE (4635 posts) -
@blazerx9x said:
" @The_Laughing_Man:   so i should probably go back and try finishing the  side quest`s huh?"

That's part of the issue, but the bigger question is: why did you skip the cut scenes?
#13 Posted by Landon (4139 posts) -

wtf man? The story was pretty good. Also, a lot of side quest stuff is really interesting. RDR easily can suck you in for 30 hours.

#14 Posted by Hockeymask27 (3683 posts) -

Its you. I must have palyed just the poker game 6-7 hours. Learn to enjoy a game not run as fast as you can to the end.

#15 Posted by AlwaysAngry (2924 posts) -

I thought it was way too long. This "game" would have been better as a movie because it had a good story and world, but the gameplay sucked (including the online.) Metal Gear Solid games have AMAZING storylines, and yet they manage to make the gameplay not suck.

#16 Posted by Yummylee (21556 posts) -
@LiquidPrince said:
" @blazerx9x said:
" @LiquidPrince: 6-7 hours "
... "
Indeed. That's just silly.
#17 Posted by Ryax (4630 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man said:
" @blazerx9x said:
" @The_Laughing_Man:  i did skip most cut scenes, and I did use the improved campsite to travel places, so that`s probably one reason "
Then you just speed ran it. You enjoyed none of the game then.   So no its not short. Its just the way you played  "
i did the exact same thing and it took me 13-15 hours
#18 Posted by Shadow (4979 posts) -

Did you know that there's other stuff to do besides just racing through story missions?

#19 Posted by blazerx9x (648 posts) -

i`ve just now been replaying the game, didn`t realize there were like, 7 extra hours of things to do

#20 Posted by TwoLines (2804 posts) -
@AlwaysAngry said:
" I thought it was way too long. This "game" would have been better as a movie because it had a good story and world, but the gameplay sucked (including the online.) Metal Gear Solid games have AMAZING storylines, and yet they manage to make the gameplay not suck. "
I like RDR's multiplayer.
#21 Posted by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -
@blazerx9x said:
" @The_Laughing_Man:  i did skip most cut scenes, and I did use the improved campsite to travel places, so that`s probably one reason "
You skipped one of the best told game stories ever? Are you mad? Thats like buying a DVD and then skipping half the scenes only to complain afterwards that it was too short.
#22 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4894 posts) -
@blazerx9x said:
" @LiquidPrince: 6-7 hours "
You lie.
#23 Posted by AnAmericanPatriot (141 posts) -

I BEAT it the OTHER DAY, and I came in at ABOUT 25 hours with 100%. I wouldn't CALL THE game short by ANY MEANS. I thought it WAS JUST right!

#24 Posted by CitizenKane (10506 posts) -

The game isn't short at all.
 
You're doing it wrong.

#25 Posted by hedfone (1751 posts) -
@blazerx9x: you're kidding right?
Online
#26 Posted by Yummylee (21556 posts) -
@AnAmericanPatriot said:
" I BEAT it the OTHER DAY, and I CAME "
Lie still...hur hur hur.
#27 Posted by AnAmericanPatriot (141 posts) -
@Abyssfull: Boooooooo.
#28 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

The game story is probably under 20 hours, but most people will spend around 20 just playing the game, riding around, challenges, whatever.
 
Also, 20 hours give or take is still way more then most games out there, so it was 60 Euro well spend in my eyes, I got a sense of accomplishment finishing it and also finishing the other stuff (still not 100%, but almost there!)

#29 Posted by nywt (439 posts) -

Well considering I put close to 60 hours into the game before I beat it (and before I went back to finish the 100%) I totally disagree but by sticking mostly to the story missions you really cut out a lot of fun activities that can take up way too much time.

#30 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6398 posts) -
@AlwaysAngry said:
" I thought it was way too long. This "game" would have been better as a movie because it had a good story and world, but the gameplay sucked (including the online.) Metal Gear Solid games have AMAZING storylines, and yet they manage to make the gameplay not suck. "
The gameplay was fantastic in my opinion.
#31 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6398 posts) -
@blazerx9x said:
" @The_Laughing_Man:  i did skip most cut scenes, and I did use the improved campsite to travel places, so that`s probably one reason "
woah woah woah what!!!!? How could you do that? You ruined a fantastic and very long game experience.
#32 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@Godlyawesomeguy said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" I thought it was way too long. This "game" would have been better as a movie because it had a good story and world, but the gameplay sucked (including the online.) Metal Gear Solid games have AMAZING storylines, and yet they manage to make the gameplay not suck. "
The gameplay was fantastic in my opinion. "
The gameplay was great. And they did make a sort of movie. It sucked 
#33 Posted by LaszloKovacs (1143 posts) -

You skipped all of the story and world exploration? Then I wouldn't say you finished the game. Plus, if you haven't done any stranger missions,

Not that it would matter, since you didn't follow any of the story and wouldn't appreciate the payoff.
#34 Posted by W0lfbl1tzers (1787 posts) -
@AlwaysAngry said:
" I thought it was way too long. This "game" would have been better as a movie because it had a good story and world, but the gameplay sucked (including the online.) Metal Gear Solid games have AMAZING storylines, and yet they manage to make the gameplay not suck. "
As much as I love Metal Gear, 4 was the only one with good gameplay. 
#35 Posted by AlwaysAngry (2924 posts) -
@W0lfbl1tzers said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" I thought it was way too long. This "game" would have been better as a movie because it had a good story and world, but the gameplay sucked (including the online.) Metal Gear Solid games have AMAZING storylines, and yet they manage to make the gameplay not suck. "
As much as I love Metal Gear, 4 was the only one with good gameplay.  "
4 was the only Metal Gear I've ever played.
#36 Posted by W0lfbl1tzers (1787 posts) -
@AlwaysAngry said:
" @W0lfbl1tzers said:
" @AlwaysAngry said:
" I thought it was way too long. This "game" would have been better as a movie because it had a good story and world, but the gameplay sucked (including the online.) Metal Gear Solid games have AMAZING storylines, and yet they manage to make the gameplay not suck. "
As much as I love Metal Gear, 4 was the only one with good gameplay.  "
4 was the only Metal Gear I've ever played. "
1 was okay for it's time but two and three were just painful.
#37 Posted by SpiralStairs (1020 posts) -
@blazerx9x: There's easily over 50 hours of gameplay aside from the story. 
 
On a side note, I've been playing it for a while and the story doesn't really interest me much. In fact,  I went ahead and read the ending description because I don't think I'm ever going to finish it.
#38 Posted by InfamousBIG (3200 posts) -
@AlwaysAngry said:
" I thought it was way too long. This "game" would have been better as a movie because it had a good story and world, but the gameplay sucked (including the online.) Metal Gear Solid games have AMAZING storylines, and yet they manage to make the gameplay not suck. "
Whoa dude, as someone who has played all the Metal Gear games (Metal Gear 1 and 2 included), and GTA and Red Dead, I have to say that I thought that Red Dead gameplay was good.  I'll give it to you, the online did majorly suck.  But I thought that the gameplay was solid at worst, and very good at best.  I've had issues with gameplay in all the Metal Gear Solid games (especially 3), except 4 (which is my 3rd favorite game of all time.) 
I'm all for personal opinion, but I don't see how it sucked.  Care to elaborate?
#39 Posted by JTMosh (258 posts) -

I fast traveled almost everywhere and by the end I was saying "Damn, this game is long." Almost too long I think. You could have cut out basically the entire Mexico portion and not lost out on anything that significant.. I really thought it dragged at times.

#40 Posted by SpiralStairs (1020 posts) -
@InfamousBIG: Did you play the Subsistence version of Snake Eater? I loved the game myself, but I'm so glad I got subsistence so I didn't have to deal with the top down camera. It was quite difficult to deal with not having the old radar like in 1 and 2.
#41 Edited by Redbullet685 (6036 posts) -
@blazerx9x said:

" @The_Laughing_Man:   so i should probably go back and try finishing the  side quest`s huh? "

No, you play the game again and take it all in. You do all side quests , dont fast travel everytime, and don't skip the cutscenes. It will then take you about 20 hours, probably longer depending if you play side mini games and do night watch missions.
#42 Posted by InfamousBIG (3200 posts) -
@SpiralStairs:  
Yeah, I did actually.  I think it would have been nigh unsufferable if I had played it with top down cam.  My biggest problems were is that it tried to do so many thing that MGS4 did right, but didn't accomplish any of them very successfully.  It was kind of a larval phase, in between the primitive MGS1 and 2, and before the butterfly-next-generation MGS4.  Changing the camo manually, the shooting mechanics, so much of it just felt clunky.   
Stylistically and story-wise, it's my second favorite MGS game, no question (well, I haven't played peace walker yet).  Just clumsy and adolescent in its gameplay.
#43 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

Considering I stop to help every random person I see, and I travel on donkeys, it's going to take me a REALLY long time to beat the game.

#44 Posted by NeoNightmareX (59 posts) -
@blazerx9x said:
" @The_Laughing_Man:   so i should probably go back and try finishing the  side quest`s huh? "
You should go back and play the campaign while watching the cut-scenes. I feel that you are missing a huge part of the story when you skip those.
#45 Posted by SpiralStairs (1020 posts) -
@InfamousBIG: Yeah, I absolutely agree. I played through all the games in the series in about 2 months, so it amazed me to see how much changed between 1 and 4.
#46 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

I'll never understand people who get games, then skip basically everything including the cutscenes.

#47 Posted by TwilitEnd656 (617 posts) -
@blazerx9x said:
" i`ve just now been replaying the game, didn`t realize there were like, 7 extra hours of things to do "
Yes, go invest some time in diversions. Now just think what applying this approach can do for OTHER games! The possibilities!
#48 Posted by InfamousBIG (3200 posts) -
@SpiralStairs: That's funny, I did the exact same thing.  I played MGS1 on my PS3, went out and bought a PS2 and MGS2 and 3, and played through those all in about the space of 2 weeks.  I am currently going through my 4th MGS4 playthrough.
#49 Posted by kira112 (9 posts) -

took me a day:/

#50 Posted by Aydin (37 posts) -

Why would you even play a Rockstar game if you want to skip everything and get to the end? They are known for their rich storylines, variety of characters and a huge world to explore. 
 
How can you possibly skip the cutscenes? I'm curious...

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