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SiN Episodes Times Nine

The SiN Episodes Website is online (thanks Shacknews) as home to Ritual's upcoming episodic shooter sequel, offering a bunch of new screenshots and other information about the game. Also included is an Episodes Index with a listing for the upcoming Emergence, and eight more spots reserved saying "coming soon," as well as inactive tabs on the front page for episodes 2-9. If SiN Episodes does eventually include nine installments, this would translate to between 27 and 54 hours of gameplay based on their estimate of three to six hours per episode, and if the approximate $20 per episode price point continues (which is not certain), this would put the cumulative price tag at about $180.

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35. bull$hit Apr 6, 2006, 08:23 Boink182
 
what i don't understand is why they say 3-6 hours when in the interviews they say that everyone takes the same amount of time to beat it because of how the game adjusts it's difficulty according to your skill. so how can it be anything other than a pretty exact number? why a range like this? they specifically said everyone that played it took the same amount of time to beat it because of the dynamic difficulty.

definitely go with the low estimate on this one. i guess the high estimate is if you play each episode twice =D

by the third episode you will have paid $60 for 9 hours. it isn't too far off from the current trend, but it still is worse than pretty much anything else out there considering average is 10 hours at $50.

however i thought the current trend was because of how much money it costs to fund such long dev cycles. if episodic games reduce the length of each cycle, shouldn't we get more content per dollar??? not to mention distribution costs are so much lower than traditional retail...

something stinks here.

This comment was edited on Apr 6, 08:36.
 
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