Your thoughts on 100+ hour single player games?

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Posted by SolidGame_basic (24345 posts) 13 days, 6 hours ago

Poll: Your thoughts on 100+ hour single player games? (100 votes)

Love 'em 35%
Hate 'em 12%
Only in certain circumstances 53%

I have a love hate relationship with these types of games. Mostly because it's just really hard to find time and motivation to finish them lol. But there are games that I truly enjoy where I can play and not even notice the time. Games like XCOM, or Legend of Zelda (I put 80 hours in a week). And then there's a game like Persona 5, where I love Persona, but the game itself was bloated. It felt like a drag in the end. Sometimes these games take me months to complete, so it can definitely be a drain and feel like work.

How about you, SW? What are your thoughts on 100+ hour single player games? Love them? Hate them? Which games got it right? Which ones just plain suck? And which was the last one you played?

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#51 Posted by I_P_Daily (12269 posts) -

@npiet1 said:
@i_p_daily said:

Time is not an issue unless its under 30hrs as I feel like i'm getting ripped off for the price I payed for a game.

As for those saying 15hrs, some of these people are trying to defend certain games because that's how long they take to finish, what a rip off.

I get what you mean, it's why I avoid a lot of PSVR games. They are only 5-10 hours in length and charge the same price as a normal game.

Well most PSVR games are widely considered as demos.

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#52 Posted by Ghosts4ever (10238 posts) -

@i_p_daily said:

As for those saying 15hrs, some of these people are trying to defend certain games because that's how long they take to finish, what a rip off.

most of best games has always been 12 to 15 hours long. quality matter and not quantity.

case in point, max payne 1 was only 6 hour game but its one of the most intense game ever made. and i put its 6 hours above games that are 100 hours boring open world RPGs.

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#53 Posted by Ten_Pints (3864 posts) -

A linear game that is story driven then ~25 hours (when taking your time).
A non-linear story driven game with a few side quests then around 30-35 hours.
A action RPG sandbox then 40+ hours.
A RPG strategy sandbox with random elements then 40 - unlimited.

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#54 Posted by I_P_Daily (12269 posts) -

@ghosts4ever said:
@i_p_daily said:

As for those saying 15hrs, some of these people are trying to defend certain games because that's how long they take to finish, what a rip off.

most of best games has always been 12 to 15 hours long. quality matter and not quantity.

case in point, max payne 1 was only 6 hour game but its one of the most intense game ever made. and i put its 6 hours above games that are 100 hours boring open world RPGs.

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#55 Posted by Ghosts4ever (10238 posts) -

@i_p_daily said:
@ghosts4ever said:
@i_p_daily said:

As for those saying 15hrs, some of these people are trying to defend certain games because that's how long they take to finish, what a rip off.

most of best games has always been 12 to 15 hours long. quality matter and not quantity.

case in point, max payne 1 was only 6 hour game but its one of the most intense game ever made. and i put its 6 hours above games that are 100 hours boring open world RPGs.

you only play shitty racing games and repetetive open world games where all missions take place in same location and doing same thing for more 30 hours.

history did show most of best games fall in that length.

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#56 Posted by I_P_Daily (12269 posts) -

@ghosts4ever said:
@i_p_daily said:
@ghosts4ever said:
@i_p_daily said:

As for those saying 15hrs, some of these people are trying to defend certain games because that's how long they take to finish, what a rip off.

most of best games has always been 12 to 15 hours long. quality matter and not quantity.

case in point, max payne 1 was only 6 hour game but its one of the most intense game ever made. and i put its 6 hours above games that are 100 hours boring open world RPGs.

you only play shitty racing games and repetetive open world games where all missions take place in same location and doing same thing for more 30 hours.

history did show most of best games fall in that length.

Stop with the bullshit as you don't know all the genres I play, you're just shitty because I know that fps shooters are mostly shit.

History has not shown that most of the best games are between 12-15hrs long

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#57 Posted by Ghosts4ever (10238 posts) -

@i_p_daily said:

Stop with the bullshit as you don't know all the genres I play, you're just shitty because I know that fps shooters are mostly shit.

History has not shown that most of the best games are between 12-15hrs long

FPS have far more variety than racing and open world games you praise. and especially most open world games have crap gameplay.

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#58 Posted by I_P_Daily (12269 posts) -

@ghosts4ever said:
@i_p_daily said:

Stop with the bullshit as you don't know all the genres I play, you're just shitty because I know that fps shooters are mostly shit.

History has not shown that most of the best games are between 12-15hrs long

FPS have far more varietythan racing and open world games you praise. and especially most open world games have crap gameplay.

You do all the work proving my point for me lol.

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#59 Posted by pyro1245 (5128 posts) -

Dark Souls or GTFO

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#60 Posted by Ghosts4ever (10238 posts) -

@i_p_daily said:

You do all the work proving my point for me lol.

you never played FPS games more than 2 or 3.

on other hand i played bunch of open world games.

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#61 Posted by Star67 (4451 posts) -

@xantufrog said:

@hrt_rulz01: yeah, I just have so little time to game these days, that "hardcore" games requiring tons of repetition and practice, and 300 hour epics actively turn me off. I need to really like the source material to go in for that (TW3 being an example)

Same. I have a full time job, and a family and I can't dedicate all of my free time to video games anymore.

Now on occasion I will play games in the 50 plus hour range. Like Spiderman, Bloodborne, the Yakuza series this gen, and GOW. Those games really interested me and I wanted to play more.

But DMC5 and Nioh are good games, but I finding myself hard pressed to finish them let alone put more than 30 hours into. They aren't grabbing me like the other games.

Does anyone have statistics on what the average completion rate is for games? I remember seeing some Steam stats a while back and it stated the majority of games in a library go unbeaten or only played for a couple of hours.

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#62 Posted by shellcase86 (4469 posts) -

@djoffer said:

These days I prefer 20-30 hours due to a lack of time to play. When I was a kid I preferred longer games like ff7, Baldurs gate etc. that were all 80+ hours..

Same.

I don't love/hate 100+ hour games, I just don't have time for them.

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#63 Posted by Valgaav_219 (2469 posts) -

I like longer games. I mainly play RPG's. By the time they're over it feels like you really went on a journey and accomplished something lol

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#64 Posted by I_P_Daily (12269 posts) -

@ghosts4ever said:
@i_p_daily said:

You do all the work proving my point for me lol.

you never played FPS games more than 2 or 3.

on other hand i played bunch of open world games.

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#65 Posted by taylor12702003 (253 posts) -

More 100 plus hours of single player campaigns please.

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#66 Edited by my_user_name (10 posts) -
@Star67 said:
@xantufrog said:

@hrt_rulz01: yeah, I just have so little time to game these days, that "hardcore" games requiring tons of repetition and practice, and 300 hour epics actively turn me off. I need to really like the source material to go in for that (TW3 being an example)

Does anyone have statistics on what the average completion rate is for games? I remember seeing some Steam stats a while back and it stated the majority of games in a library go unbeaten or only played for a couple of hours.

I look at trophy/achievement statistics and i feel like the one for beating the story line is almost always under 50%.

30% is probably a good average.

As for me, I like being able to beat games in fewer then 20 hours. I'd say most of my favorite games are 8 - 12 on first playthroughs.

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#67 Posted by enzyme36 (4255 posts) -

too short... most of my favorite games I play for much longer

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#68 Posted by Ghost120x (5390 posts) -

As long as the game is good the time will go by. If the game is not padded to be that length then I'm good with it.

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#69 Posted by BaelNergal (568 posts) -

If the game is fun and engaging and the content is not empty padding, I can do 120+ hours in it with ease.

If it's not? Forget it. 20-60 is what I'll spend.

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#70 Posted by TJDMHEM (1968 posts) -

love em

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#71 Posted by lhughey (4646 posts) -

A 100hr game would take me upwards of 3 months to finish. I wouldn't be able to keep up with the objectives between outings and would end up playing something shallow to have immediate fun.