So I got the Uncharted collection and been having a blast playing through them. I finished UC1 in a week and that game was around 6-7 hours long. Currently on UC2 now.
The thing is with these games is that the main campaign is straight up phenomenal. All the development resources are put into giving you an incredible experience and I think everybody can agree with the trailers for UC4 that the story is going to be action-packed with a deep storyline similar to the Last Of Us which I also loved. But they all end so quick. Like 10 hours and you're done with the game.
Yes, you can play through it again but I usually find little incentive to replay a game again unless the game offers ways that can make the second play through drastically different form the first. An example would be mass effect 2. A linear story driven game, but there is great incentive to play through it again due to the choices you can make.
I find that games like tomb raider, uncharted and many others artificially increase the lifespan of their game by introducing collectibles in their game for your subsequent playthroughs. Not to mention a harder difficulty which is usually only unlocked if you beat it on the second hardest. I personally don't find collectibles a good design choice. But there are some games that do it better than others. The riddler trophies in the arkham series are surprisingly fun to collect as they require you to solve puzzles. I haven't played rise of the tomb raider but I hope the collectibles are similar to the arkham series.
Once again, I'm not advocating quantity over quality, and I personally think that Uncharted 4 will have such a great campaign that I would actually want to play it twice but I just hate that these games can be done within 20 hours if you play through twice. I think my expectation of what I get for $60 has been inflated too high due to me recently playing witcher 3, msg v, dragon age inquisition each of which took me a minimum of 50 hours to complete and the thing is I haven't even done all the side quests in them.
So do you think I have an overinflated sense of what $60 should get me or do you agree with me?
TLDR; the game can be completed in 10 hours and then you only have collectibles to look forward to