View Full Version : How long does a game have to be??

08-08-2002, 09:31 AM
How long does a game have to be to justify a purchase??

Wouln't the best game ever get a little old if it was too long??

08-08-2002, 09:37 AM
30-40 hours is probly the best and just right amont of time for me cause a game to long could have a great start but get dumber when you play furhter in:)

btw:i would say 20-40 cause halo and doa3 are awsome games and are around that time:)

08-08-2002, 09:39 AM

Not too short, not too long!

08-08-2002, 09:40 AM
When looking at the time factor, I think you have to consider more than just the amount of time it takes to beat the game. I would consider a 20 or 30 hour game that I enjoyed playing to be a good purchase if it had alot of replayability (i.e., good multi-player, different storylines/levels for different characters, etc.). However, if it was the same 20 or 30 hours everytime you go through, then I might as well just rent it. So I guess if I had to choose from what you have on the poll, I'd say 40-50 hours.

08-08-2002, 09:41 AM
Hmm, it depends. Right now I want a game that can last me up till 50 hours. But I also love really short games like Circus Maximus. Fun short games. I don't expect anything else. They will last me a couple of hours but thats all. Aslong as they are fun I will love to play them occasionally. Longish games like Halo (which has lasted me 3 months so far but took about 20 hours to complete in all difficulties) are just perfect really. No wait... I remember why I hate Halo... it ended! :D Anyways, I guess 30-40 hours are ideal for those kinda games but I wouldn't mind playing games that 50 hours...

Under 50 hours, depending on the game.

08-08-2002, 09:46 AM
people who like over 50 hour games must be crasy cause thats ****ing long and i dont think any xbox games are going to be over 50 hours:confused:

08-08-2002, 09:49 AM
Originally posted by xboxfan38
people who like over 50 hour games must be crasy cause thats ****ing long and i dont think any xbox games are going to be over 50 hours:confused:

Morrowind??? Granted, you might be able to do the main quest in about 20, but there is so much else to do.

08-08-2002, 10:08 AM
The games that warrant the $50 prucahase aren't based on how long they play, but how well they play.....

I can buy a game like Inside Drive, and play a 20 minute game. Yes, I have only played a 1, 20 minute game....but the gameplay is so great that I now that I'll be playing 50 other 20 minute games.

On average, I enjoyed a game like Hunter which was 15 hours for me. But, I have spent over 40 hours playing it. The fact that their is co-op and the ability to beat the game with many different characters makes it worthwhile for me.

just my 2 cents.


08-08-2002, 10:19 AM
well for 70 bucks (CDN)

i want a game that is playable even after i beat it... DOA wasnt.. Halo is... a sports game always is... but so far only Halo is a justified game