SpaceGuitarist wrote:But I would never say I prefer short games. As an adult, I am extremely concerned about how I spend my hard earned money, and I don't like forking out €€€ for a game that I can beat in a handful of hours. There has to be a certain balance between the price I pay for it and the hours I can squeeze out of it.
I was going to mention something along these lines earlier... specifically, that I almost always wait til a game drops significantly in price before buying it, which allows me to not expect a lot of time out of it. I understand if people paying $60 have higher expectations. But personally, I don't need $60 games the minute they come out. Jeez, I still have games that I wanted to play in 1998 that I haven't finished yet, so why am I going to hurry to buy the latest $60 game in 2017?? I throw it in my Amazon watchlist, and watch it drop in price over the months/years. Then I snag a good used copy when I'm ready..whether it be $30, $20, $10... At those prices, I can live with a 7 hour game.
ptdebate wrote:I, like GTS, see no conflict between having a full life and playing lengthy games. If a 10-hour shooter campaign takes a week to complete, then a 40-hour RPG will take four weeks! It's not that hard to finish long games if you just stick with it.
My problem is it takes me 1 to 2 months to finish that 10-hour shooter campaign and over a year to finish that 40+ hour RPG....