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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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92. Re: No subject Apr 10, 2006, 13:50 kanniballl
 
My hope is the quality, not quantity.

Like too many things in life, it looks like the writers/developers get "tired or bored" after a long game and everything becomes just humdrum.

Take Half-Life. AMAZING beginning environment and attempt at a story, great early-middle (assassins) and then ... Xen. The level design and story becomes rather dull after a point. Just run, gun, run, gun. What happened to all of the cool stuff?

Take Halo. A decent beginning, then BAM. Boredom. The endless Library level that looked like it was cut/paste for time's sake. Then, working your way backwards all the way to the beginning. All to stretch out the game.

My hope is, each episode will be like the early part of a new game. With an episode, they don't have to worry about stretching out a game for mere time's sake. They can just make a tight fun game over and over.



Then again, this is assuming it works out that way. They could easily fall into the same routine where by the third episode the writers, developers, and map guys get bored and start churning out generic and dull stuff just to milk the game for all its worth.



"Space. It seems to go on and on forever. But then you get to the end and a gorilla starts throwing barrels at you."
-Fry, Futurmama
This comment was edited on Apr 10, 13:52.
 
"Space. It seems to go on and on forever. But then you get to the end and a gorilla starts throwing barrels at you."
-Fry, Futurama
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