There's no game out there that I've ever truly wished didn't end.I remember playing FF XII for 99 hours and was so sick of the game by the time I finished it. Don't get me wrong, I like sinking a lot of time into games, but sooner or later, I just want the game to end. To have finished the game and ended the story. That's my feeling about the subject at least, but then again millions of people play WOW so feelings about the subject are mixed I suppose.
" depends. What did it do to deserve the rating? Because alien sex will only increase sales. "
Sorry. Here is what it is rated for- Graphic violence, strong sexual content, and pervasive language. "
Eh, probably not. From what I've seen, parents are willing to take a 7 year old to a PG-13 movie, but R movies usually require them to be in their teen years. I'm sure it still would've done very well, but that R rating can put a damper on one's plans if someone forgets their id.
I remember split screen gaming fondly, but I was in elementary/middle school and playing games with friends was (and is) awesome. Now however, being forced to one half )or worse one-quarter of the screen) is a very unattractive thought. As for why don't companies do that anymore, there are a multitude of reasons, however the largest one is implementing a split screen feature costs time, which in turn costs money, and not a lot of copies of games these days are sold based upon whether or not they have split screen functionality.
This reminds me of that marketing stunt in New Zealand for Splinter Cell Conviction where I guy pulled a fake gun at a bar to promote the game. I can just see it now: "Mario doesn't take shit when people cut him off- do you? Super Mario Galaxy 2 in stores now!"