Well this review explains in part while all themes, game plots and eyes are turning to skies which are expected to darken to the cadence of Doomsday by a half-dozen names. Describing this, one of the few games I consider to be the last guardians of a length which is minimally respectable as 'lengthy...' well I hope that is just an indirect comment on how short, ridiculously, scandalously, outrageously short games have become. Short, dry, shallow and disappointingly devoid of content and value.
The same was said on this site about Pokemon Red, a game I have recently determined to finish--lo and behold I was able to breeze through the game in a matter of hours.
So I guess if any of you feel a game is too 'lengthy' I happen to favor those types--I'll gladly take them off your hands.
@tgwolf I f you try to "catch 'em all", these games could very well be considered lengthy. I've got 50 hours on my sapphire and still haven't finished it. I haven't even beaten the Pokemon league yet.
@xXl_z3r0_lXx In the game I mentioned, the very first, like, the one that Moses played, Red Version, I took time and made a point to catch every one that I could and took particular care to complete the pokedex barring the nigh-impossible ones, and I STILL dusted off the story, having never played it before, in a matter of a few hours, like a pathetic 15 or so. I mean, it is still a good game, but I really wish there was more, and particularly more incentive to sit and farm, or even care about random battles. If there were even a system for on-demand rematches...But nope! I realize that the DS versions have the Battle Frontier and so on, thankfully! But for the others, I really just wish there was more incentive, more to do. And again I was stunned at how short it was.
@xXl_z3r0_lXx Not all, but keep in mind that at worst, since I own (still) Blue, it is merely a matter of twice the 15 hours. And as to the technology and supposed limitations, bear in mind that Drgn Warrr I and II were on a single cart (which I also have) and though I isn't long, II is considerably longer. That too considering the added sprites and the animations and the numerous other enhancements. No I didn't evolve all pokes from Red, but I did get most all the base pokes such as would allow completion of the Pokedex. Ultimately my complaint is, I guess, that there is just not more of that which I really enjoy, not some fancy plot or story but good old gameplay. It's just that when someone says the game, even that one, is lengthy, from my perspective I am wishing that it was in fact lengthy. Given the actual time it took, I am left to wonder what they are used to. Games like Orcs and Elves are just another reason to hate the trends.
@tgwolf Think about Red's time. -And for that matter, what it was on. The original gameboy. Those old gameboy cartridges didn't have much memory by today's standards. Back then, a lengthy portable game, was somewhere around (Wow, you finished it COMPLETELY in 15 hours? I find that hard to believe. Did you get ALL the Pokemon, including the blue version exclusives?) 15 hours.