Op Ed

Cliffski’s Blog - Size Doesn’t matter.
Is Halo a better game than World of Goo? Personally, I probably enjoyed WoG better, but I haven’t finished either game, so I have no idea which is longest. Clearly, game length didn’t vaguely factor in for me. And That doesn’t put me in some minority either. A huge chunk of gamers never finish games. I’ve been gaming since pong and only ever ‘finished’ 3 games in my entire life. I got bored with Half Life (yes really) and Half Life 2, and Bioshock, and almost any game you care to mention. When I read about how some l33t haxxor ‘finished’ a game in 8 hours, I find it laughable. Imagine bragging about ‘finishing’ war and peace in 2 days. The idea is to enjoy the experience, not race to the end as fast as you can.

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That's not necessarily true. The game could be so good that you've played it over and over and over again, finding shortcuts, zipping through the difficult parts with ease. I remember doing just that with Super Metroid back in the day and there are plenty of YouTube videos demonstrating speed-runs for practically every game under the sun.

I've also seen plenty of television programs or news segments talking with speed readers and their phenomenal ability to read and digest gargantuan novels in record time. In a modern world obsessed with productivity, speedily performing a task is something that's highly regarded by many people.

What I find interesting is how Cliffski makes the claim that the length of a game has no bearing on how good it is, that most people don't finish playing a game...but then he holds up War and Peace as an example of good literature and scoffs at the notion of someone bragging about finishing it quickly specifically because it is known for being a lengthy novel.

Is "War and Peace" a better piece of literature than "Dead in the Family"? Personally, I probably enjoyed "Dead in the Family" better, but I haven't finished either book, so I have no idea which is longest.
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